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December 2020

CARE – VIRTUAL – Conservation of Heritage Structures

1 December - 3 December

This online conference is spread across three consecutive evenings. It covers different aspects of conservation that are relevant to professionals working in the built environment. The conference is organised by members of the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE). CARE is jointly administered by the Institution of Civil Engineers and IStructE. Four guest speakers and two CARE registrants will cover popular aspects of conservation. They will share their knowledge of techniques used on heritage projects. Over the three evenings, delegates…

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Tywi Centre – VIRTUAL – Understanding Heritage Impact Assessments

3 December

The Tywi Centre is delivering the first online version of its acclaimed Heritage Impact Assessment Course on Thursday 3rd December.  We will use practical examples and interactive activities to keep you stimulated throughout a full day of learning.  HIAs are essential component of every application for Listed Building Consent in Wales – so get the inside story from Carmarthenshire’s Built Heritage Team.

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SLCT – VIRTUAL – Retrofitting Traditional Buildings: Principles and Practice Masterclass

4 December - 09:30 - 13:00

An online technical masterclass, running over 2 half days, covering emerging research, best practice and case studies in the field of upgrading traditional and historic buildings. Day 1 – 4th December 2020 @ 9.30am-1.00pm Day 2 – 11th December 2020 @ 9.30am-1.00pm Trainer: Nicholas Heath

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West Dean College – Mortars for Repair and Conservation: Online and Workshop based

7 December - 8 December
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation Chichester, PO18 OQZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Learn how to analyse historic mortars and recognise defects commonly found on historic structures. This course will enable you to carry out condition assessment and development and evaluation of appropriate remedial work options. You will learn how to prepare and apply lime-based mortars using a range of methods, materials, and tools. You will complete two weeks of online learning (approx. 5 hours per week, 10 hours total) prior to attending practical workshop and classroom sessions at the College on 7-8…

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ESC – VIRTUAL – Retrofitting Dwellings for Improved Energy Efficiency

7 December - 09:30 - 16:00

The programme for the one-day course is as follows: Introduction to energy efficiency, housing retrofit and ‘Each Home Counts’ BSI PAS2035 – an introduction and commentary with roles and responsibilities Retrofit Coordination Retrofit Assessment Retrofit Design Retrofit Installation along with Monitoring and Evaluation Commentary and critique of PAS 2035 in achieving objectives At the end of this course participants should understand: Housing retrofit – what it entails, and processes involved Prerequisites to retrofit and other means to make homes energy…

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North Branch – On-line lecture on Appleby Castle

8 December

Save the Date!  Final details coming soon. This ICE/IStructE/IHBC event was postponed from April 2020.

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WEET – VIRTUAL – Priorities for UK climate change adaptation, the strategic pathway to net zero emissions, and opportunities for COP26

8 December - 08:30 - 13:00

This conference is bringing together key policymakers and stakeholders to discuss priorities for: the strategic route map towards net zero emissions creating a green, sustainable and fair COVID-19 recovery plan the now rescheduled COP26 due to take place in November 2021 in Glasgow. Agenda: Monitoring progress on UK emissions reductions, preparing for the Sixth Carbon Budget, and prioritising adaptation as part of the COVID-19 recovery Latest thinking on the steps needed for a green UK recovery plan Preparing a sustainable…

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WSPF – VIRTUAL – The Future for Housing Design and Delivery in the UK

9 December

We are pleased that keynote speakers at this conference include: Mark Farmer, Champion, Modern Methods of Construction; Paul Monaghan, Special Adviser, Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission; and Andy Von Bradsky, Head of Architecture - Housing Supply and Planning Directorate, MHCLG. Key areas for discussion include: issues, practicalities and next steps for implementation of the Guide and the Code, priorities for improving the quality, sustainability and energy efficiency of homes as proposed within the future homes standard, the role of housing…

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Irish Georgian Society – VIRTUAL – Disaster Advice Seminar

9 December - 10:00 - 12:30

This free online half-day seminar will commence at 10am with an opening address and launch of Disaster: A guide to prevention and preparedness in the historic built environment by Minister Malcolm Noonan T.D. Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, which is the launch of the latest volume in the Advice Series of publications for those responsible for the care and conservation of historic buildings The ministerial launch will be followed by a number of short presentations to include the following…

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Heritage and the Urban Environment – VIRTUAL – Urban Heritage and Close-Quarters Living

10 December - 15:00 - 16:30

(Organised with ArtsLab Cross-College Theme, Heritage, Urban Studies, and Development) Dr Michael Rapport (University of Glasgow) Close-quarters Living, Tuberculosis and Urban Renewal in Belle Époque Paris Dr Bishnupriya Basak (University of Calcutta) Kumartuli – the Making of Heritage, Art and Public in an Indian Cityscape Professor Samir Kumar Das (University of Calcutta) Pandemic and Pratimashilpa: Negotiating Heritage in Times of Crisis   Autumn 2020 Heritage and the Urban Environment Challenges in Changing Cities: An interdisciplinary research initiative between the College…

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