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March 2021

SPAB – Brixton Windmill: from Building at Risk to Revival

18 March - 12:00 - 13:00
£6

Before Brixton was absorbed by the urban expansion of London in the mid nineteenth century it was a wheat growing area, which Ashby’s Mill was built to serve in 1816.  By 1862 the windmill was so sheltered by other buildings that it received insufficient wind to turn its sails and although it was later altered to use other sources of power its story became one of alternating periods of use and neglect. When it was placed on the Buildings at…

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WEET – The Future for Planning Policy in England

25 March - 09:00 - 12:00
Virtual
£190

Chairs and speakers: Keynote contributions: Dr Michael Bingham, Interim Chief Planner, MHCLG Speakers also confirmed: Patrick Clarke, Director, Masterplanning Lead, UK & Ireland, AECOM and Mike Derbyshire, Partner, Head of Planning, Bidwells. Key areas for discussion: securing benefits of streamlining - practicalities of getting projects off the ground more quickly by simplifying information requirements and approvals frameworks, and speeding plan-making stages scaling up housing delivery while maintaining build quality: how to ensure that shorter consultation periods remain effective, and support…

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HTVF – Heritage Interpretation for Places and Spaces: Part 2

25 March - 12:00 - 14:00

Celebrating our historic assets and local identity is a key step in developing a sustainable visitor economy, bringing more life back to our high streets, encouraging more tourism, but also recognising and promoting local pride. Capturing history and conveying it to others should be a fundamental part of how we manage changing historic cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods, streets and buildings. Exemplary heritage interpretation can be the difference between a place being overlooked and neglected, or it becoming a new attraction…

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April 2021

CIOB – Understanding Building Conservation

8 April - 09:30 - 9 April - 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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ESC – Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings: 2 day course – Level 3 Award Qualification

12 April - 09:00 - 13 April - 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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EURAC – SBE21 Heritage Conference: Renovating Historic Buildings for a Low-Carbon Built Heritage

14 April - 16 April
Bolzano/Bozen Italy Italy + Google Map

Universally recognised as emblems of many cities, historic buildings account for a quarter of Europe’s existing construction. Retrofitting such buildings presents many opportunities for reducing carbon emissions but can also present many challenges for preserving historic and aesthetic traits and as such, particular and specific care is vital. Given the unique character of each building, standard energy saving measures are often not viable. Instigating interdisciplinary procedures for renovation and developing affordable and efficient technologies which are compatible with conservation needs are essential for…

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ESC – Building Pathology

22 April - 10:00 - 23 April - 16:00
£495

A forensic approach to inspecting, investigating and problem-solving in buildings and finding solutions. This 2-day course provides the essential principles and practices of building pathology and the principles of building failure. It will describe the inspection process as well as monitoring and the equipment that is necessary along with the level of competencies required. It will focus on looking for the symptoms of problems externally and internally including the effects of use and the environment, including the changing environment due…

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PKHT – Architectural Conservation CPD: Design and Retrofit on the Gannochy Estate

28 April - 12:30 - 13:30
Lower City Mills, West Mill Street
Perth, PH1 5QP United Kingdom
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The first session in a 6-part CPD programme provides a local example of retrofitting traditional properties for the 21st Century in-line with conservation guidance and principles. Delivered by The Gannochy Trust’s Estates Manager Andy Duncan, this session also includes Gannochy’s new build housing projects where traditional design philosophies are inspiring the next generation of social housing. Whether you are starting out in a buildings related career, looking to refresh your conservation knowledge, encounter historic buildings as part of your work…

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May 2021

Weald & Downland Living Museum – MSc Timber Building Conservation – Applications close 31 Jan 2021

1 May

MSc Timber Building Conservation, delivered by the Weald & Downland Living Museum and validated by the University of York. This course enables practicing building conservators to improve their competence, and can open new doors to other building professionals wanting to specialise further or change career direction. Applications for this course close on 31 January 2021. The course starts in May 2021. Applications close for our MSc in Timber Building Conservation on 31 January 2021. Interested, but need financial support? Then…

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UK Construction Week London

4 May - 6 May
Excel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway
London, E16 1XL United Kingdom
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UK Construction Week London (4-6 May 2021) will connect the whole supply chain in an event designed to oil the wheels of construction commerce at London's ExCeL. With Government support and education on how to tap into major investment opportunities in Housing and Infrastructure, UKCW London will be the must attend construction event in the Spring.

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