Understanding Building Conservation

Chartered Institute of Building
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2 days
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Course description

Understanding Building Conservation - 2-Day Course

Through this intensive two-day course from CIOB Academy participants will develop their understanding of conservation for both residential and commercial property, as well as historic monuments.

The course is in accordance with the ICOMOS (International Council On Monuments and Sites) Training and Education Guideline and the latest British Standard on conservation of historic buildings (BS 7913: 2013). It will cover the philosophy behind conservation, along with the technical analysis of buildings, ensembles and sites, diagnosing issues, identifying the best building conservation solutions and working with various stakeholders.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is designed for anyone who works with traditional buildings. It will benefit all those new to conservation and looking to improve results for clients on conservation projects.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon passing the short assessment at the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attainment. They will also be able to apply for certification under the CIOB Conservation Certification Scheme.

Training content

Topics covered:

  • Significance and Philosophy

    • History of conservation, international charters, guidance and standards, significance and its assessment, heritage management, conservation strategy, listed buildings and scheduled monuments, and building regulations and standards
  • Technical Analysis

    • Breathability and moisture movement, building pathology and condition surveys, and building and thermal performance
  • Making Decisions – Considering Technical and Significance Issues

    • Balancing technical and significance issues, significance values, data and information from building pathology, ‘conservation policies’ from conservation management plans
  • Interventions

    • Adaptations and extensions, repair, energy efficiency improvements, building maintenance
  • Specifying and Managing

    • Types of specifications, contracts and procurement, management and supervision including quality management


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CIOB Academy

CIOB Academy - Excellence in the Construction Industry

CIOB Academy is the training arm of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) - the worldwide professional body in construction management. Launched in 2016, the Academy provides a wide range of courses to help people develop successful careers in the construction...

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Chartered Institute of Building

Englemere Ltd, 1 Arlington Square, Downshire Way, Bracknell
RG12 1WA Berkshire

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