IHBC Director co-chairs free joint technical ‘Heritage Buildings Seminar’: RGS London, 9 November

Heritage Seminar 2017 imageIHBC Director Sean O’Reilly will co-chair sessions at the free joint Exova BM TRADA and RSK seminar on ‘Heritage Buildings’ at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) on 9 November, with topics ranging across structural and materials analysis, condition survey, and fire assessment.

IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘This free event is a great opportunity for anyone developing practical skills in heritage-related works to get a sense of the kind of issues faced, and how the IHBC and other bodies can help cultivate and shape those skills in ways most relevant to built and historic environment conservation outcomes.’

‘We’ll also have stand there, and distribute free copies of our Annual School Context issue – on ‘Historic Infrastructure’, which is especially relevant to delegates of course.  This way we aim to make the most of this exceptional opportunity to engage with prospective new members.’

Topics include introductions to areas such as:

  • Ground Penetrating Radar and other non-intrusive methods
  • Time, Materials and Materiality
  • Structural assessment of historic buildings
  • Assessing the condition and strength of structural timber in historic buildings
  • The role of petrographic analysis in assessing historic buildings
  • The role of fire assessments and implementation of fire risk mitigation strategies in heritage buildings

Exova BM Trada writes:

Exova BM TRADA and RSK present a day of technical presentations and case studies from experts, exploring some of the challenges for conservators and how some of these have been overcome in recent heritage projects.

Following the success of our event in Manchester in November 2016, Exova and RSK are bringing this event to the south for 2017.

Our venue is the beautiful headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society in London.

The event is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation for CPD.


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