Events

Introductory Conservation Course

Fully Booked

The RSUA is running a 5 day course in Historic Building Conservation aimed at architects and related professionals working in the fields of conservation, refurbishment and restoration.  This course is designed to meet the formal accreditation criteria for the Conservation Registrant (CR) level of the recently introduced RIBA Conservation Register but will be of equal benefit to technologists, planners and surveyors involved in conservation work.

It is understood that HED (Historic Environment Division DfC) are moving towards a requirement for formal accreditation as a condition of historic building grant aid.  The Heritage Lottery Fund require all architects involved in work which they are funding to be conservation accredited.

The course programme is based on the ICOMOS Education and Training Guidelines and the format of the www.understandingconservation.org training website which has been agreed across a wide range of professional and statutory bodies.  Full details of the RIBA Accreditation Scheme can be found on the RIBA website.

The course will be co-ordinated by Marcus Patton and the speakers will be a mix of local and national experts.  The ‘lecture’ days will be hosted at Clifton House and there will also be on-site experience.  This is an intensive course of lectures maintaining the high reputation that the previous RSUA courses have held.

Module 1 CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE 
Day 1 Conservation principles
19.02.20 SPAB history & philosophy
  The conservation charters
  Conservation legislation
Module 2 AESTHETIC QUALITIES & VALUES
Day 2 Overview of Historical Styles in NI
26.02.20 Conservation areas
  Conservation Management Plans
  Buildings and their setting
Module 3 INVESTIGATION, MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY
Day 3 The Science of Conservation
11.03.20 Surveying and Recording
  Structural Interventions & Repairs
  Voluntary Societies and BPTs
Module 4 SITE VISITS
18.03.20  
Module 5 SOCIAL & FINANCIAL ISSUES
Day 5 Grant Aid and Funding
25.03.20 Statutory Listing and the Second Survey
  Building Regulations & Historic Buildings
  Theory into Practice
Note: The sequence of lectures may vary according to availability of speakers.

Cost:                            RSUA Practice Services Scheme Members £400 + VAT

                                    RSUA Members £480+VAT

                                    Non-member £533 +VAT

How to book:               Contact Julia Leaker (Julia@rsua.org.uk) to book. Cheques should be made out to RSUA and sent to 2 Mount Charles, Belfast, BT7 1NZ