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An Introduction to Architectural History

This seminar will provide you with a practical session exploring the historical context and architecture of buildings in order to provide a higher level of advice and expertise to clients.

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Tue 11 Sep 2018
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Holiday Inn Winchester, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, South East, SO21 1HZ
1 hour formal CPD

Free with CPD Foundation subscription

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT


Knowledge of architectural history enables you to not only date buildings, but also to understand the construction materials and methods used, and how important social changes stimulated an evolution in building design. 

Architectural styles and materials vary across the country while alterations and adaptations to buildings can complicate their initial appearance, so an understanding of architectural history enables you to better understand the potential risks of more complex building defects.

Attend this session to discover:

  • Clues to correctly dating a building
  • Different construction methods and materials through time
  • How and why social changes influenced building design
  • Building defects from different eras and putting those defects into significance
  • Deceptive buildings: understanding alterations in the context of the building’s history

 The time shown is when registration opens. The seminar will begin 30 minutes later.


  • CPD Foundation Subscribers Free
  • RICS professionals £35 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £47.25 + VAT
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  • Mastercard


Dr Duncan Philips FRICS

Director, Listed Building Surveys

Duncan is a Chartered Building Surveyor and his work specialises in historic and Listed Building Buildings.   He is Chair of the RICS Building Conservation Steering Group, author of 'A Brief Guide to Buying and Owning a Listed Building' and lectures regularly on a variety of topics related to architectural history, building pathology and building conservation.  

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT
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