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March 2020

HTVF – Climate Change and Historic Places

31 March - 10:30 - 17:30
Kellogg College, Oxford, Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 6PN United Kingdom
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With Heritage Declares calling for action, this seminar will look at climate change and our heritage and its settings. Just as more than 100 local councils in the UK have declared a climate emergency and are looking at what this means for their strategic policies and day-to-day actions, so the heritage sector has a new call for action. While the inherent sustainability of re-using existing buildings is well-known, how persuasive are we at arguing for their retention in energy terms,…

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April 2020

HES – Traditional Building Repairs

3 April - 09:30 - 13:00
Engine Shed, Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ United Kingdom
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This event is part of a series of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events which are hosted at the Engine Shed in Stirling. This seminar will look at some key areas of traditional building repair, talks on the practical side – lime mortar and window repair, as well as the organisational challenges of co-ordinating common repair to tenements in Scotland. These events are run in conjunction with the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) , the Royal Institution of Chartered…

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SLCT – Introduction to Plain Lime Plaster **POSTPONED**

3 April - 09:30 - 16:30
Merryhill Training Centre KY11 3DR United Kingdom + Google Map

POSTPONED **This event has been postponed until further notice. Lime plaster has a long history of use as a finishing material for internal walls and ceilings in Scotland (and elsewhere). The two main methods of using plaster are achieved by applying it directly onto masonry, referred to as ‘plaster on the hard’ or onto a backing of timber laths. This one day introductory workshop aimed at plastering contractors, building and heritage professionals and owners of traditional buildings, provides an introduction…

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SPAB Scotland – Visit to Union Bridge **POSTPONED**

4 April - 08:00 - 17:00
Honey Pot Cafe, Horncliffe Horncliffe, TD15 2XW United Kingdom + Google Map

POSTPONED **This event has been postponed until further notice. On the 200 year anniversary, join The Friends of Union Bridge and SPAB Scotland on a visit to the Union Chain Bridge. Following successful campaigning and fundraising missions, the 1820 wrought iron suspension bridge is undergoing extensive repair works. The unique conservation approach involves the complete dismantling and rebuilding of the bridge. With a guided tour by a member of The Friends, we will hear about how the structure was built,…

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ESC – Retrofitting Dwellings for Improved Energy Efficiency – based on BSI PAS 2035: 2019

9 April
Manchester United Kingdom + Google Map

This one-day workshop will take participants through the retrofit process via PAS 2035 and other retrofit methodologies. The workshop will give an overview of each of the activities and the roles and responsibilities of the relevant parties. It will also look at where PAS 2035 will possibly change in a future edition. The workshop is interactive and includes exercises focused on the activities involved in the implementation of PAS 2035. It will also include the tutors own work examples. PAS…

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SPAB – Humble Heritage Workshop – Cement Removal and Hot Lime Pointing **POSTPONED**

17 April - 19 April
Moffat Old Churchyard, Moffat Old Churchyard
Moffat, DG10 9EB United Kingdom
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POSTPONED **This event has been postponed until further notice. Our Humble Heritage workshops are a new series designed to give delegates a thorough theoretical and technical basis of knowledge about a subject, reinforced with guided practical, hands-on experience. On the first evening of the course, two lectures will be given on the rudiments of traditional building technology and the importance of effective porosity and capillarity, as well as of the SPAB philosophy of repair and best practice conservation principles generally,…

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SLCT – Introduction to Indigenous Earth Building Traditions and Techniques **POSTPONED**

20 April - 09:30 - 16:30
Merryhill Training Centre KY11 3DR United Kingdom + Google Map

POSTPONED **This event has been postponed until further notice. This workshop aims to provide an introductory guide to a range of earth building techniques including materials science, conservation of earth structures and buildings and construction methods using earth based materials. This course complements our existing range of courses for the repair, conservation and maintenance of traditional buildings and bridges a knowledge and experience gap required for the effective repair, conservation and maintenance of earth constructed buildings which unknowingly abound our…

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Frew Conservation – Conservation and Repair of Stonework

21 April - 09:00 - 16:30
The Centre for Stewardship, The Stables, Falkland Estate
Falkland, KY15 7AF United Kingdom
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This seminar/workshop is suitable for those involved in the repair of traditional and historic buildings, particularly those who specify and/or supervise such work; surveyors, architects, conservation/planning officers, structural engineers, clerk of works, project managers/supervisors etc. It may also be suitable for contractors looking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of working with traditional and historic buildings, or owners of older properties with some background building/construction knowledge. We assume attendees will have some background knowledge and experience in relation to traditional…

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CIfA – Promoting our Profession

22 April - 24 April
Apex City of Bath Hotel, James Street West
Bath, BA1 2DA United Kingdom
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At CIfA2020 we will be looking to the future and asking what more can we do to promote the profession and our professionalism. Over the last decade we have defined new entry routes into archaeology and set out the career structures and competence requirements for professional archaeologists, but how can we maximise these to attract new, and diverse, talent and promote the value and quality of the work we do? Where can we further develop and reinforce the standards and…

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23 April
Central London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

POSTPONED **This event has been postponed.  Further information on a rescheduled date will be forthcoming. IHBC’s Council+ meetings offer members of any category or stage of learning the chance to explore the institute’s work and contribute to its development, and for our Spring event in London on 23 April – St. George’s Day – we’re focussing on ‘big picture’ content suggested and/or led by volunteers, so please do contact Fiona Newton at operations@ihbc.org.uk so she can coordinate your suggestions and…

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