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August 2020

Kingston University – VIRTUAL – Contemporary Classicism: The Orders

10 August - 10:30 - 14 August - 16:00
£355

Course description This week-long online workshop is delivered in partnership with The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU). Students will be introduced to the classical orders and the associated architectural grammar and design principles which the orders underpin. A series of lectures by course tutors and guest specialists of international repute will introduce the role of the orders in architectural design from antiquity to the present day, from the scale of the city to the building and…

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YCCC – VIRTUAL – The Roof of Notre-Dame: The 2019 Fire and its Aftermath

11 August - 19:00 - 20:30
Free

In the second of our summer series of monthly Second Tuesday Talks Andrew Arrol (Arrol Architects) will delve into the history, damage and restoration proposals for the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, which was destroyed by fire on 15 April 2019. Andrew, who was able to visit the cathedral nearly twenty years ago, following storm damage to the pinnacles, will provide an overview of the historic interior of the roof and the steeple over the crossing. In the summer of…

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GCHT – VIRTUAL – Glass in Traditional Buildings

12 August - 12:30 - 13:30
£15

Original, historic glass lends character to many buildings and can also influence the appearance of entire streetscapes. But what is the difference between plate glass, sheet glass and drawn glass? How was it made? How authentic are bullseye panes and were they really used in the past? What did the Georgians do on the other side of their obscured glass? Join Conservation Consultant Darren McLean for this online technical CPD to discuss these questions and debunk some common myths about traditional and…

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HTN – VIRTUAL – Acknowledging the Past, Sharing the Future

21 August - 10:00 - 12:00

The Atlantic slave trade has received a lot of attention recently. Directly or indirectly, it helped create the wealth that financed many of the buildings and landscapes we love and care for. How do we deal with this legacy and interpret it for everyone? How can we create projects that engage with the context of inherent racism today? We want to include people from minority ethnic backgrounds with our heritage projects. Do it effectively, inclusively and without getting it wrong.…

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Itinerant Workshop for the Traditional Building Techniques ‘Boulouki’

24 August - 13 September

“Reappearances” in Artsista Zagori Boulouki and the Aristi Youth Foundation are co-organising the First Participatory Stone Masonry Workshop to take place in Aristi (west Zagori), between August 24th and September 13th, 2020. We invite all the people from Aristi, both residing in Greece and abroad, to participate. This workshop targets primarily people with origins from Aristi and the wider Zagori region, independently of their professional expertise, to build a new kalderimi (cobbled pathway) in the village, under the guidance of three experienced…

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RICS – VIRTUAL – Hard to Decarbonise: Preserving Historic Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future

26 August - 13:00 - 14:00
Free

As global targets for carbon reduction are translated into tangible objectives internationally, there are clear requirements emerging that target our existing building stock and examine ways to improve the energy efficiency of this sector, a significant offender in terms of CO2 emissions. However, while generally being included in this category of asset, heritage buildings present unique and significant challenges as a ‘hard to decarbonise’ resource, requiring specialist knowledge and considerations. This webinar explores key themes in this area, including what…

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September 2020

BE Networking – VIRTUAL – Historic Buildings; Regenerating & Restoring

2 September - 10:00 - 11:00
£25

Over the coming months we’ll be hosting a series of webinars – helping to keep the industry moving and talking during a period of uncertainty, enabling people to talk and build relationships whilst helping to maintain industry confidence and demonstrating thought leadership. This webinar will focus specifically on historic buildings – from large scale restorations to the regeneration of heritage buildings into new homes and employment hubs, ensuring we don’t lose unique and historical assets. Speakers will be invited to discuss key…

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Civic Voice – Annual Conference

4 September - 5 September
Blackpool United Kingdom + Google Map

What next for the civic movement?​ The 2-day conference will bring together a range of speakers including: Griff Rhys Jones, Civic Voice President Sue Manns, RTPI President Matthew Carmona,  Place Alliance Chair Each speaker will be representing a different background and profession, from national policy makers to community groups, who are contributing to the national agenda on public participation in placemaking. The workshops, walks, talks and speakers will all link into the Civic Movement's priorities to put 'public participation at the…

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Place Services – Traditional Timber Frame Repair and Conservation

9 September - 09:30 - 15:00
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Rd
Cressing, Braintree CM77 8PD United Kingdom
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£75

This day course is aimed at those who are interested in or involved with traditional timber repairs and are looking to learn more about historic carpentry, identifying defects, understanding when repairs are needed and how to approach repairs effectively. The day is divided into three parts: The first session will comprise of two talks which explore how to identify if and when repairs are needed and what repair methods might be appropriate to heavy carpentry. The second session will allow students…

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WPFL – VIRTUAL – Priorities for Housing in London

11 September - 08:00 - 12:00

This conference will examine priorities for housing in London, focusing on the way forward for improving housing delivery, affordability, and quality - and reducing homelessness. It will be an opportunity for key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the final shape of the new London Plan and its measures affecting housing, with its publication being delayed until 2021 following concerns from central government. The Housing Secretary was critical of the scale of housing development and the added complexity of London planning…

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