Timber experts Exova BM TRADA have teamed up with leading construction and environmental consultants RSK, to co-host a free one-day seminar on the challenges and obstacles encountered when conserving and regenerating heritage buildings, on Tuesday 1 November at the Museum of Science & Industry building in Manchester.

The UK’s historic built environment is unique and many buildings are irreplaceable.  Inspection and assessment of these buildings and their components presents technical challenges for conservation experts when undertaking renovation. This seminar is aimed at construction professionals who need to be aware of these challenges and how to overcome them.  Through a series of talks by industry professionals, delegates will gain an appreciation of the issues involved in conserving and regenerating historic buildings and how to overcome the challenges.

Bringing together some of the UK’s leading technical experts on structural assessment, renovation, fire and conservation, this seminar will be extremely valuable for construction professionals who deal with historic buildings. There will be a particular focus on case studies and examples of excellence delivered by a team that includes geomaterials scientists, conservators, geophysicists, structural engineers and timber technical consultants.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The role of Historic England
  • Application of ground penetrating radar and other non-intrusive methods
  • Structural assessment of historic buildings
  • Assessing the condition and strength of structural timber in historic buildings
  • The role of petrographic analysis
  • Decorative plaster ceiling conservation and investigation
  • The role of fire assessment and implementation of fire risk mitigation strategies
  • Regenerating historic buildings: the contractor’s experience

The Heritage Buildings Seminar will be of particular interest to professionals including: structural engineers; architects; developers; heritage consultants; local authority conservation officers and project managers. During the day delegates will be able to meet with specialist consultants within the sector and gain practical advice on how to overcome some of the challenges and avoid delays to the construction critical path.  They will also learn how significant cost savings can be achieved through work of this nature.

Download the full seminar brochure here: http://www.exovabmtrada.com/Uploads/MediaLibrary/BMTrada/Training-Brochures/Maintaining_heritage_buildings_seminar_brochure_Manchester_1st-Nov-2016.pdf

For more information or to book a place, complete the booking form and return to courses@exova.com or contact Exova BM TRADA on 01494 569750.