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August 2021

ESC – Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings: 2 day course – Level 3 Award Qualification

9 August - 09:00 - 10 August - 17:00
£495

Over one third of UK buildings are traditional – that is according to the definition of a traditional building defined in BSI PAS 2035: 2019: Specification for the energy retrofit of domestic buildings. These buildings are different to modern buildings and need to be treated differently. The Environment Study Centre has teamed up with the CITB and specialist building consultancy Edwards Hart to develop this unique  2-day course that delivers a real qualification in energy efficiency retrofit. It is also the only…

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DCMS & UKRI – Horizon Europe for Creative and Cultural Sectors

10 August - 13:00 - 15:00
Free

The Economic & Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council of UK Research and Innovation, in association with the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport, host a webinar on Horizon Europe Research Funding on Tuesday 10 August, 2021 between 1pm - 3pm. The online event will provide attendees with an introduction to the funding opportunities that Horizon Europe offers to the Arts, Heritage, and Creative Industries sectors. Lord Neil Mendoza, Commissioner for Cultural Recovery and Renewal…

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SLCT – Stone Analysis Explained

16 August - 09:30 - 12:00
£15

Many conservation projects require the replacement of structurally compromised stone and will require stone analysis and matching in order to find currently available sources of compatible replacement stone. Stone analysis may also be required to gain listed building consent or to meet funder’s requirements. Simply undertaking stone analysis by petrographic means is only half the story and missing out on vital information on the physical characteristics of stone, for example density, water absorption, porosity and capillary coefficient can lead to…

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SLCT – Mortar Analysis Explained

17 August - 09:30 - 12:15
£15

Many projects demanded that samples of historic mortars be analysed and it is all too often a ‘tick box’ exercise required to gain listed building consent or to meet funder’s requirements. However, analysis of existing and historic mortars is an important step in the creation of well matched and appropriate mortar specifications for undertaking successful repairs. This seminar will allow attendees to gain a greater understanding of the process of mortar analysis and to be able to understand and use…

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CIOB – Understanding Building Conservation

17 August - 09:30 - 18 August - 16:30
£495

This 2-day course provides an introduction to building conservation and will have both a UK and international focus and delivered through the ICOMOS (International Council On Monuments and Sites) Training and Education Guideline outputs but in a proportionate way. It will also be delivered in the context of the latest British Standard BS 7913: 2013: Guide to the Conservation of Historic Buildings and include sustainability and energy efficiency. This Standard is the only UK wide authoritative guide to the conservation…

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IHBC Mate Session

18 August - 14:00 - 17:00
£10

You are invited to attend an online IHBC Membership Application Training Event (MATE). This will last approximately 3 hours. This MATE will be led by Ramona Usher/Sean O'Reilly/Fiona Newton. How will the online MATE work? The format is similar to the familiar in person MATE, helping you to understand the IHBc Application process and how best to complete your application. The MATE will be delivered through GoToMeeting. Log in details will be provided closer to the event. GoTo Meeting is…

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SLCT – Specifying Mortars for Repair, Restoration, and New Build

19 August - 09:30 - 12:30
Charlestown Workshops, 2 Rocks Road
Charlestown, Fife KY11 3EN United Kingdom
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£30

Are you working with mortars or need to provide specification for a job? Then this online seminar is for you! Successful specifications for mortars need to take a holistic view of the building or structure and also be easily understood for communication with those undertaking the work on site. Mortars are a fundamental part of unit masonry construction and render work to a wide range of different backgrounds, whether solid walls, on lath or on cavity wall construction. Choosing or…

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WMF Policy Conference – Valuing culture and heritage capital

23 August - 09:00 - 13:00
£190

This conference will discuss priorities and next steps for measuring the value of culture and heritage capital in the UK. It is taking place following the launch of the Government’s Valuing Culture and Heritage Capital: A Framework Towards Informing Decision Making report, as it looks to develop a framework to enable a formal approach to the valuation of culture and heritage assets, and to support an evidence-based approach to future decision making. We are pleased to include keynote sessions with Lord Mendoza, Commissioner…

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HES – Pathways to Traditional Skills; A European Perspective

24 August - 10:00 - 16:00
Free

Historic Environment Scotland has led a research outcome of the Erasmusplus Traditional Building Skills project working with Scottish and EU partners comparing educational routes into building craft skills and developing new courses in schools and colleges. This conference will report the findings from this work, assess how we can learn from other models and consider the future of building craft skills and how they can be passed on to the next generation. Scottish Partners are Fife Council, Fife College, The Scottish Lime Centre Trust, St Andrew’s…

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PKHT – Architectural Conservation CPD: Timber Decay and Repair in Traditional Buildings

25 August - 12:30 - 13:30
£16.47

The more technical second half of the 2020 CPD programme opens with this session on timber decay and repair. Delivered by Historic Environment Scotland’s Technical Research Manager Roger Curtis, this CPD will look at the use of timber in traditional construction, decay processes, remedial measures and repair techniques to structural and finishing timber. Whether you are starting out in a buildings related career, looking to refresh your conservation knowledge, encounter historic buildings as part of your work portfolio, or have…

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