RSUA Advanced Conservation Course

18th October 2017 – 22nd November 2017

This autumn RSUA is running a 5 day Advanced Conservation Course which can lead to an RSUA Certificate in Architectural Conservation on successful completion of an assessment.

The programme is aimed at architects and related professionals working in the fields of conservation, refurbishment and restoration who have previously completed the RSUA Conservation Course or equivalent. The introductory RSUA Conservation Course will be run again in spring 2018.

This course is not directly connected to the process of becoming a RIBA accredited Conservation Architect however it is a useful addition to your portfolio of evidence if you are working toward that goal.

The achievement of an RSUA Certificate in Architectural Conservation is an essential preparatory step for architects wishing to undertake an RSUA Diploma in Architectural Conservation which is a non-class based project.

The course will be co-ordinated by Marcus Patton and the speakers will be a mix of local and national experts.  The indicative topics are:


Day 1Issues arising from change of use 
18.10.17Fire Safety 
 Disabled legislation in historic buildings 
 Keeping recordsEssay
Module 2DEFECTS 
Day 2Dry rot 
 Roofs and gutters 
 Material analysisEssay
Day 3Leadwork 
08.11.17Lime and pointing 
 Repairing windows and other joinery 
Day 4Lime 
Day 5The most sustainable building is… 
 22.11.17Insulation and green technology 
 Climate change 
 Housekeeping and planned maintenance 


Key details

18th October to 22nd November 2017

Clifton House, 2 North Queen Street, Belfast, BT15 1ES         Link/map

RSUA Practice Services Scheme Members £400 + VAT
RSUA Members £480 +VAT
Non-member £533 +VAT

Contact Julia Leaker ( to book. Cheques should be made out to RSUA and sent to 2 Mount Charles,Belfast,BT7 1NZ

If you have any queries about this course please contact Julia or Jeanette on 028 9032 3760.