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West Dean College – Conservation of Historic Concrete

14 June - 17 June


This course is intended for architects, surveyors, engineers, contractors and conservators working with architecturally or historically significant structural or decorative concrete.
It has been prepared in response to the increasing number of concrete buildings, both pre-cast and in-situ structures, which are now recognised as historically significant and are being listed.
The course discusses how to develop and implement a conservation and repair strategy for concrete buildings, including constituent materials, construction processes and consideration of weathering and decay processes. It will consider how to address both design deficiencies and changing performance requirements, and will cover testing methods.  Lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises will be complemented by films and discussions.

BCM Course Leader

Catherine Croft is Director of the Twentieth Century Society, Editor of C20 Magazine, Co-editor of ‘Concrete: Case Studies in Conservation Practice’ (published 2019), author of ‘Concrete Architecture’ and contributor to the English Heritage ‘Practical Building Conservation Manual on Concrete’. She has been an English Heritage Historic Buildings Inspector and a caseworker for the Victorian Society.


West Dean College of Arts and Conservation


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

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