Unlock your career in historic building surveying – essential guidance into inspecting and repairing old and traditional buildings.
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One in five buildings in the UK date from before 1914, meaning that surveyors of all disciplines are more than likely to encounter such buildings as part of their daily work. Advising clients on traditional and listed buildings can no longer be dismissed as a niche area but is instead becoming a part of surveyors’ mainstream practice. It is essential therefore that you fully understand building conservation and surveying techniques for historic and listed properties to allow you to meet the demands of his changing market and ensure you are able to operate with due care and diligence.
Now in its 15th year, this unique, hands on programme, designed by the RICS Building Conservation Forum in conjunction with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), gives attendees a vital introduction to building conservation, with a view to ensuring that those that conserve our nation’s heritage will have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to ensure its protection.
Spanning five days, this event aims to reinforce undergraduate and graduate training in traditional buildings, construction techniques and materials, as well as support new surveyors and other specialists in this field. The course also provides essential continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for qualified members.
Don’t miss your opportunity to take part in this crucial event allowing you to validate your status as a building conservation specialist, demonstrate to clients and employers your knowledge and expertise in building conservation and secure more work.
Benefit from a choice of full days of lectures to case studies and practical workshops with unprecedented access to leading experts in the field, designed to provide you with a greater understanding of building conservation philosophy and techniques, as well as provide new skills to use within the workplace.
Examine how historic buildings can be repaired, altered and updated without losing their character with in-depth sessions on a variety of topics, including:
Take the opportunity to learn from a hands-on, one-day practical workshop focusing on lime mortars, plastering and pointing.
Participate in a day trip to nearby incomplete 19th century gothic masterpiece, Woodchester Mansion, where they will have the opportunity to put into practice some of the aspects learnt throughout the school
*Residential Rate includes 4 nights’ accommodation (Sunday-Thursday), dinner and evening case studies
**Non-Residential Rate does not include accommodation, dinner or evening case studies
Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.
"Really enjoyable week, the content was really interesting and generally well gauged for an audience of differing professions, skills and experience. It was also great to handle materials and samples."