Cirencester: RICS and SPAB summer school

Conference 10 - 14 Sep 2017
Wessex, Western

10-14 September 2017, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester

Now in its 14th year, this unique hands on programme, designed by the RICS Building Conservation Forum in conjunction with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), gives attendees a vital introduction to building conservation, with a view to ensuring that those that conserve our nation’s heritage will have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to ensure its protection.

Spanning five days, this event aims to reinforce undergraduate and graduate training in traditional buildings, construction techniques and materials, and for qualified professionals it gives the opportunity to receive essential guidance to further your knowledge of inspecting and repairing old and traditional buildings, construction techniques and materials, whilst supporting new surveyors and specialists in this field. 

Attendees will benefit from the ability to tailor their agenda to include a choice of lectures, case studies, practical workshops and site visits with unprecedented access to leading experts in the field.

Examine how historic buildings can be repaired, altered and updated without losing their character with in-depth sessions on a variety of topics, including:

  • Building defects and the architectural timeline
  • Solid wall construction
  • Timber decay and repair
  • Structural diagnosis and repair
  • Historic building control
  • Roof coverings and timber framed buildings
  • Stone decay and methods of repair
  • Plain glass and glazing
  • Building in brick
  • Conservation and restoration of period interior woodwork

If you are unable to benefit from attending the full five days, we are pleased to confirm a one day event on Thursday 14 September on Building Conservation in Practice, providing live case studies of building conservation projects focusing on the challenges faced and how to avoid pitfalls when working with historic buildings. This event is available to purchase separately  –  see the website for further details, call the Customer Services team on 020 7695 1000 or email

Don't miss the opportunity to take part in this crucial event allowing you to validate your status as a building conservation specialist, demonstrating to clients and employers your knowledge and expertise in building conservation.

For further information, to view the agenda and to register your place visit the website.





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