Understanding Building Conservation – 2 day course
With over 6 million traditional buildings and over 500,000 listed monuments in the UK, there is a considerable need for building professionals to understand the nature and practicalities of conservation. For this reason, we have developed a course looking at conservation for both residential and commercial property as well as historic monuments.
In accordance with the ICOMOS (International Council On Monuments and Sites) Training and Education Guideline and the latest British Standard on conservation of historic buildings (BS 7913: 2013) the course will introduce the philosophy behind conservation before going into detail regarding the technical analysis of buildings, ensembles and sites, diagnosing issues, identifying the best building conservation solutions, working with the various stakeholders, and ultimately providing advice regarding best practice.
At the end of the 2 days, you will be confident in your ability to apply practical skills towards building conservation and will feel much better informed in this field of practice. The course culminates in a hand-written written test comprising of 40 multiple choice questions. Those who answer at least 28 questions correctly will receive a certificate of attainment within 14 days of the course. Moreover, you will be eligible for further recognition under the new CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme. A short video on the course and certification can be found here.