The Conservation Committee met online on 10 February 2021 to discuss a wide range of agenda items.
The Committee was updated on RSUA’s efforts to obtain mutual recognition of conservation courses with RIAI which should help align conservation training and create new pathways to accreditation.
The Committee considered two draft papers relating to conservation projects, one on using NEC contracts another on retrofit guidance. Members agreed to provide comments on the draft paper on using NEC contracts for conservation projects with a view to Council signing it off in November 2021. Committee members also agreed to review the paper on retrofit guidance.
Members received a report about a recent RSUA application for grant funding from Heritage Lottery Fund for an initiative to tell the story of Northern Ireland through 100 buildings to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary.
Committee members also agreed to discuss Conservation Design Awards at the next meeting which will be held on Wednesday 30 June 2021.