RSUA Virtual Conservation Course
Date: 24 March 2021
Duration: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
24th March 2021 – 28th April 2021
The RSUA is running a virtual 5 day course in Historic Building Conservation aimed at architects and related professionals working in the fields of conservation, refurbishment and restoration. We have introduced essays in order to manage the overall screen time but it will cover similar content to previous courses. This course is also designed to meet the formal accreditation criteria for the Conservation Registrant (CR) level of the 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 speakers will be a mix of local and national experts. The ‘lecture’ days will be hosted online and, subject to COVID-19 restrictions 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||PHILOSOPHY OF CONSERVATION|
|Day 1||1000-1115 Conservation principles|
|24.03.21||1130-1245 The conservation charters|
|1400-1515 Conservation legislation|
|Essay: SPAB history & philosophy|
|Module 2||CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE|
|Day 2 31.03.21||1000-1115 Overview of Historical Styles in NI|
|1130-1245 Conservation Management Plans Lunch|
|1400-1515 Buildings and their settings|
|Essay: Principles of extending or infill|
|Module 3||INVESTIGATION, MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY|
|Day 3||1000-1115 The Science of Conservation|
|14.04.21||1130-1245 Surveying and Recording|
|Lunch 1400-1515 Structural Interventions and Repairs|
|Essay: Development of conservation in NI|
|Module 4||SITE VISITS|
|Day 4 21.04.21||Subject to COVID-19 restrictions 1000-1245 May take the form of videos or talking through case histories Essay: Grant Aid and funding|
|Module 5||LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ISSUES|
|Day 5||1000-1115 Statutory Listing and the Second Survey|
|28.04.21||1130-1245 Building Regulations & Historic Buildings|
|1400-1515 Feedback on essays|
|Note: The sequence of lectures may vary according to availability of speakers.|