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Constructive Conservation - Working with Traditional Buildings


Thursday, 30 May 2019 from 09:30 to 13:00 (BST)

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Are you curious to understand how traditional buildings differ from modern buildings?

CITB NI is working in partnership with the Historic Environment Division, Department for Communities, to facilitate a free half day seminar for those interested in furthering their knowledge of current best practice  on approaching work in heritage buildings - both designated and non-designated.

Who should attend?

This seminar will be of interest to the general construction industry, both on site and office based, together with the staff involved in the training of students and apprentices in the construction sector.


9:15-9:30am   Registration, Tea/Coffee & Networking

9:30am          Introduction

                     - Standards & Guidance

                     - Difference between traditional and other buildings

                     - Difference between Listed Buildings and other traditional buildings

                     - Knowledge and skills required for traditional buildings

                     Inspecting Buildings

                     - Why we inspect

                     - Technical performance and building use

                     - Heritage values

                     Defects, Maintenance & Repair

                     - Common defects and why they occurred

                     - Methods of repair

                     - Repair versus replacement

                     - Maintenance good practice

                     Making changes

                     - Adaption

                     - Use

                     - Energy Efficiency improvements and retrofit

                     Managing Quality and Appropriateness

                     - Setting out and achieving objectives

                     - Competencies - knowledge and skills

                     - Risk based approach to quality management

01:00 pm       Close & Networking


Speaker Profile:

Professor John Edwards MA, DipBldgCons, CEnv, FCIOB, FRICS, IHBC

John is Director of Edwards Hart Consultants where he leads on conservation, retrofit and refurbishment. Prior to this worked for Cadw in Wales and for English Heritage. In addition, he worked on development of good practice including lead authorship of BS7913: Guide to the Conservation of Historic Buildings. He has developed competency schemes which includes the CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme. In the field of education, John is Professor on Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St David and delivers training within the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.


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Nutts Corner Training Centre
Dundrod Road
BT29 4SR Crumlin
United Kingdom

Thursday, 30 May 2019 from 09:30 to 13:00 (BST)

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CITB NI is both an Industry Training Board and Sector Skills Council. Our role is to work in partnership with the industry improving the skills of those employed or intending to be employed in the industry. Our vision is to have a construction industry where skills and competence are at the core of every business plan and a training culture where skills are at the heart of each construction company to help improve the productivity of the NI construction industry. We continue to work closely with industry partners, stakeholders and Government to ensure a qualified and competent industry to ensure growth is sustained over the long term.
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