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OUDCE – Condition Surveys of Historic Buildings **POSTPONED**

1 July - 3 July


**This event has been postponed until further notice.

Condition surveys of historic buildings require an understanding of architectural and construction history, as well as the ability to analyse and prioritise defects. This course aims to give participants an understanding of traditional construction and its defects and to provide the skills to carry out balanced and informed surveys of historic buildings.

The course is designed for built environment professionals who are responsible for the repair, maintenance and management of heritage assets, public sector planning and conservation professionals, and owners of heritage assets.


Wednesday 1 July

9.00am Registration and coffee/tea

9.30am Welcome and Introduction

9.45am Surveying historic buildings

11.00am Coffee

11.30am Surveying major heritage assets

1.00pm Lunch

2.00pm Engineering and historic buildings

3.30pm Tea

4.00pm Agencies of decay

5.30pm Break

Thursday 2 July

9.00am Fire protection in historic buildings

10.30am Coffee

10.45am Depart for site visit for the group work exercise.

A packed lunch will be available for participants who have booked lunch

5.30pm Return to Rewley House

6.00pm Break

Friday 3 July

9.00am Church inspections

10.00am Coffee

10.30am Visit to a church or chapel for survey exercise

12.30 Lunch

1.30pm Practical group work exercise, writing up and presenting reports of

the site visit

3.00pm Tea

3.30pm Debrief and discussion

5.00pm End of Day 3

Course Director

Henry Russell

Director of the programme in Conservation of the Historic Environment, Reading University


Stephen Bond

Sinclair Johnston

Dr Jagjit Singh

James Ritson


1 July
3 July
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Oxford University Department for Continuing Education


Rewley House
1 Wellington Square
Oxford, OX1 2JA United Kingdom
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