This spring 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 autumn 2019.
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:
|Module 1||USE & ADAPTATION|
|Day 1||Issues arising from change of use|
|14th March||Restoration projects|
|The most sustainable building is…|
|Day 2||Dry and wet rot|
|21st March||Thatch and vernacular buildings|
|Fire safety in historic buildings||Essay|
|Module 3||SPECIALIST WORK|
|Day 3||Lime and pointing|
|28th March||Window repair & Blacksmith work|
|Historic buildings legislation|
|Module 4||SITE VISITS|
|Day 5||Maintenance and Asset Management|
|18th April||Case History|
|Intervention and pastiche|
|Presentation of certificates|
Course duration: 5 days
When: From 14th March to 18th April 2019 (Thursdays)
Where: Clifton House, 2 North Queen Street, Belfast, BT15 1ES
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.