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January 2020

DFC (HED) – Adapting Historic Buildings for Climate Change

30 January - 09:30 - 13:00
Riddel Hall, Stranmillis University, Stranmillis Rd
Belfast, BT9 5DY United Kingdom
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Do you own a listed building? Are you concerned with the impact of our changing climate and weather patterns on historic buildings? Come along to Riddel Hall to understand how moisture movement in traditional buildings behaves and how this is being impacted by climate change. Learn how historic buildings can be made more resilient to protect and conserve the historic fabric. Understand how historic buildings are sustainable and with careful consideration for their construction and use, through a holistic approach,…

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RSUA – Expert Session: Retrofitting Traditional and Historic Buildings

30 January - 14:00 - 17:00
PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard Titanic Quarter
Belfast, BT3 9HQ United Kingdom
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As awareness of conservation grows, it becomes ever more important to understand the particular challenges of retrofitting traditional and heritage buildings.  Architects are the custodians of our built environment and this expert-led three hour seminar will introduce you to the techniques and practices that you will need to repurpose older buildings for the modern age. Course content In this afternoon seminar Professor Edwards will outline a holistic approach to energy efficiency and retrofit of traditional buildings taking account of latest…

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SPAB – The Creeping Plague of Ghastly Facadism – Lecture from the Gentle Author

30 January - 18:00 - 20:30
St Botolph Without Bishopsgate Church, Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3TL United Kingdom
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The SPAB's approach to old buildings has always been to retain as much of the existing fabric as is practicable. As our founder, William Morris, wrote "'If asked what side of them, what part of them, we want to preserve, we must say our only possibility of preserving them at all is to preserve them whole." So the practice of facadism - destroying an old building apart from the front wall and constructing a new building behind it - is something we have…

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February 2020

Cornwall Museums Partnership – Take on a Capital Project with Confidence (Days 3 & 4)

6 February - 7 February
Trelissick Feock, TR3 6QL United Kingdom + Google Map

Professionals in the heritage sector have the chance to embark on a Capital development project with increased knowledge and support, thanks to a masterclass running in Cornwall this winter. Cornwall Museums Partnership will run its Firm Foundations programme between November 2019 and February 2020. Participants attend four face-to-face workshop days and have access to expert webinars and remote one-to-one support in between, over a four month period. Days one and two will be at Pentillie Castle, St. Mellion on Monday…

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HES – Energy Efficiency Seminar

6 February - 7 February
Engine Shed, Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ United Kingdom
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A two-day programme looking at practical measures for Scottish homes and wider technical and policy issues in refurbishment. Day one will be CPD covering work sponsored by HES on recent site projects and day two will look at wider issues, refurbishment by others, including projects abroad and considerations on ventilation, indoor air quality and energy performance certificates and older buildings. This event has been organised in cooperation with the Task59 project (HistoricNZEB). For more information, please contact roger.curtis@hes.scot. Day 1…

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Tywi Centre – Listed Buildings Fair

9 February - 09:30 - 17:00
Newton House, Dinefwr Park
Llandeilo, SA19 6RT United Kingdom
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A listed buildings fair is being organised by Carmarthenshire County Council’s traditional building skills training and education centre, the Tywi Centre. Owners and custodians of traditional buildings - both listed and not-listed - are invited to attend, along with contractors, agents, architects and surveyors keen to learn more about working on historic buildings. “Join us at Parc Dinefwr for an informative day with people who love your home as much as you!” said Nell Hellier, Senior Built Heritage Officer for…

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HTVF – Finding New Life for Our Heritage Assets

11 February - 09:00 - 17:30
Kellogg College, Oxford, Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 6PN United Kingdom
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This Historic Towns and Villages Forum seminar-workshop is an exciting opportunity to look at how heritage assets and Heritage at Risk can be brought back into viable new uses.  Following our popular seminar in March 2019 on 'Protecting our Heritage Assets', we will explore how to encourage more creative and economically viable solutions for heritage preservation and regeneration. As the role of preservation trusts and community-led action are increasingly important and welcomed by the government and its statutory bodies, examining the 'conservation deficit'…

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Empowering Design Practices – Live

12 February - 10:00 - 19:00
St Pauls Hammersmith, Queen Caroline Street
London, W6 6PJ United Kingdom
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Empowering Design Practices LIVE will create a space for discussion and for sharing stories, as well as present the learning and resources developed through the five-year Empowering Design Practices research project. We will be sharing approaches to supporting community leadership and engagement in the design and adaptation of faith buildings. The event will include opportunities for knowledge exchange and networking between community groups, professionals and organisations that work in the fields of faith, heritage, architecture and community development and will…

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RSUA – Conservation Training Course – Module 1

19 February
Clifton House, N Queen Street
Belfast, BT15 1EQ United Kingdom
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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 HED (Historic Environment Division DfC) are moving towards a requirement for formal accreditation…

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BEFS – Public Sector Asset and Estates Management 2020 Conference

20 February
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, 1 Festival Square
Edinburgh, EH3 9SR United Kingdom
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Join Scotland’s largest gathering of building design, construction and operational management professionals to discover how the public sector is embracing digital to transform its approach to traditional asset and estate management practices. Digital technology is transforming how we deliver and manage tomorrow's public sector estate. As demands on the public sector estate increase - and efficiencies and sustainable solutions are sought - the digital estate of tomorrow is being redesigned to improved whole life performance and outcomes. The digitisation of…

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