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.
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.