Technology with Tradition: Digital Scanning & Repair (Contractors)

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Fort George

Ardersier

IV2 7TD

United Kingdom

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The imposing Fort George was designed by Lieutenant-General William Skinner and built by the Adam family of architects. It took 22 years to complete and has served the British Army for the almost 250 years since.

To mark this 250 anniversary, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will commence the digital scanning of areas of Fort George in May 2019. This event will include a site visit led by our Monument Conservation Unit to view work in progress on the rebuilding of the masonry sentry boxes at Fort George. Logistics and project set-up will be discussed including methods for describing/specifying works. Time lapse footage of the process will also be discussed along with the relevance and application of digital scanning in preserving our built heritage.

This is a Highlands and Islands Traditional Building Forum event hosted by HES. The event is targeted to Contractors & Apprentices working on tradition building repairs.

Programme outline:

Arrive 11.45 (on site at sentry box)

Please bring PPE (hard hat and boots) or inform organisers if PPE required.

12.00 - 12.30 Site visit sentry box masonry project. Project description Gavin Douglas, Regional Works Manager HES.

12.30 - 13.00 Site visit logistics, project set up and masonry works.

13.00 - 13.30 Lunch in Grand Magazine, plus outputs from digital scanning at Fort George.

13.00 - 14.00 Sentry box project (talk in Grand Magazine – survey, drawings and works) George Leese, (District Works Manager), David Christison, (Works Manager) and Linda Simpson (District Architectural Technologist) HES plus update on digital scanning of Fort George.

Following the event, everyone is welcome to visit the exhibition in the Points Battery, ‘Scotland from the Air’.

Additional Information

Please bring your own PPE i.e. boots and hard hat and wear clothing suitable for being on a scaffold. Please advise organisers if you do not have PPE.

FAQs

What time is the event? - Registration is at 11.30 am, please allow 10 minutes to walk from the parking area to the sentry box. The event will finish at 14.00.

Is lunch provided? - A buffet lunch is provided, if you have any specific dietary requirement please contact katie.mcgaan@HES.scot

Is parking available? - Parking is available in the visitor parking area.

Can I pay by invoice? - Only payments through Eventbrite are accepted on this occasion.

Can I pay on the day of the event? - No, payment must be received in advance of the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any Questions? - Please call 01667 460200 or email lucy.vaughan@hes.scot

Cost:£30 per person plus there are funded places for apprentices.

Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event.

Please note that the event speakers and timings may alter at short notice, no refund is available should this occur

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Ardersier

IV2 7TD

United Kingdom

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