Events

RSUA Conservation Course

2 – 30 March 2022

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 RIBA Conservation Register but will be of equal benefit to technologists, planners and surveyors involved in conservation work.

It is understood that Historic Environment Division – Department for Communities (HED) 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. This is an intensive course of lectures maintaining the high reputation that the previous RSUA courses have held.

Please note, there will be an essay requirement as part of this course.

Book your place at the bottom of this page.

Course Schedule

Module 1PHILOSOPHY OF CONSERVATION
Day 1Conservation principles
02.03.22The conservation charters
 Conservation legislation
Module 2CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE
Day 2Overview of Historical Styles in NI
09.03.22Conservation Management Plans
 Buildings and their settings
Module 3INVESTIGATION, MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY
Day 3The Science of Conservation
16.03.22Surveying and Recording
 Structural Interventions and Repairs
Module 4SITE VISITS
Day 4(Subject to COVID-19 restrictions)
Module 5LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ISSUES
Day 5Statutory Listing and the Second Survey
30.03.22Building Regulations & Historic Buildings
Note: The sequence of lectures and topics may vary according to availability of speakers.