The IHBC has announced the next round of speakers for the 2019 Day School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’, in Nottingham on 5 July, with renowned conservation engineers and IHBC Members Ed Morton and John Ruddy looking at the challenges around structure and structural failure, and examining, in detail, structural case studies.
IHBC East Midlands Branch School Organizing Committee Chair Justin Webber said: ‘The challenge of structural failure of heritage assets is a fundamental part of the work of building conservation specialists. We were keen to get speakers who could both inspire and educate attendees, and are delighted that we will be able to benefit from talks from the best choice speakers in this area.’
‘Ed Morton has rightly garnered an international profile for his work on structural engineering in the context of heritage assets. Through the Morton Partnership, where he is the managing director, Ed has prestigious roles as Engineer to Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster and Westminster Abbey, and is currently also working on St Paul’s Cathedral. Involvement in projects as diverse as The Palace of Westminster and Abbey Park in Leicester, means Ed has insight into a wide range of structures operating at different spatial scales.’
‘His talk will marry his broad understanding of new technology and best practice, with an appreciation of the varied challenges faced on the ground with projects involving different actors. As a principal contributor for English Heritage’s Practical Building Conservation series and well-regarded guest lecturer, he has the ability to succinctly present complex information to those attending the Day School.’
‘To complement the broader learning points from Ed Morton, a detailed case study will be explored by John Ruddy, from Capstone Consulting Engineers. John is a highly respected engineer with a wealth of experience in the heritage field. In 2005, he became one of the first ‘CARE Conservation Accredited Engineers’ in the country and will bring tangible learning points from his interrogation of a project in the East Midlands Region.’
The School will cover all manner of possible risk to heritage and look at how risk can be managed and resilience developed. The focus of the School will include Fire, Structural failure, Terrorism, Heritage at Risk, Flooding, Law & Philosophy.
Booking will open soon and details are available on the School website where you will find more information about the programme, venue and study tours is added regularly.
For IHBC 2019 Day School speakers on ‘Fire’ see the NewsBlog
For IHBC 2019 Day School speakers on ‘Floods and Flooding’ see the NewsBlog
Booking will open soon and details are available at nottingham2019.ihbc.org.uk where you will find that more information about the programme, venues and study tours, all of which is updated regularly.
For more on the East Midlands Branch see the Branch webpage