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The Repair of Old Buildings The Society's Repair Course has been run annually since 1950 and is now held twice a year. The course is intended for architects, surveyors, structural engineers, planners, conservation officers, builders and craftsmen. It is likely to meet Continuing Professional Development requirements for architects and surveyors. The object of the course is to illustrate by lectures and practical examples the manner in which the conservative repair of old buildings can be achieved. The methods demonstrated include those evolved and proved by the Society over almost 130 years. The lecturers are all practising architects or other experts with long experience of this type of work. Subjects covered are likely to include: Principles of Repair and Conservation Damp Lime - the Material and its Use in Repair Traditional Masonry Surfaces and Finishes Structural Repair - an Engineer's View Conservation of Historic Ironwork Plasters and Renders - Repair and Conservation Various Case Studies Site Visits Services in Historic Buildings Timber Frame Construction & Repair Roofs Costing Historic Building Work Conservation and Repair of Stone and Brickwork Timber - Its Nature, Decay and Treatment Tour & Site Visits: A central part of the course will be visits to buildings under repair. As well as site visits in the London area for afternoon trips, there will be a 2 day tour (normally Wednesday and Thursday) to a different region of the country. Course members will need to be able to climb scaffolding on some sites. Accommodation on the Wednesday night is arranged as part of the tour.

The Repair of Old Buildings The Society's Repair Course has been run annually since 1950 and is now held twice a year. The course is intended for architects, surveyors, structural engineers, planners, conservation officers, builders and craftsmen. It is likely to meet Continuing Professional Development requirements for architects and surveyors. The object of the course is to illustrate by...

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