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Conservation of the Historic Environment - Short Courses

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Birmingham City University is offering workshops in Conservation of the Historic Environment which can be attended individually as elements of CPD training accredited by the IHBC (Institute of Historic Building Conservation)....

  • Level CPD
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City Centre
  • Award N/A
  • Start date June 2024
  • School Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
  • Faculty Faculty of Arts, Design and Media

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Overview

Birmingham City University is offering workshops in Conservation of the Historic Environment which can be attended individually as elements of CPD training accredited by the IHBC (Institute of Historic Building Conservation).

What are they?

There are two-day workshops on a range of topics related to Conservation of the Historic Environment - sustainability, conservation legislation, conservation planning, the history of British Buildings, project management and urban design, disaster management and heritage management, and so on. There are also more practical two-day workshops on lime, stone, timber, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ceramic building materials, twentieth-century building materials, building recording, historic interiors, traditional estate management and canal heritage. The hands-on workshops will include visits to working sites such as the Black Country Living Museum and Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton.

Who are they for?

They are for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of the management of the historic environment in a particular area. Or for those who want to refresh their skills. Or for those who want to do a short course as a taster before deciding whether to commit to a longer post-graduate programme.

How much do they cost?

£210 for each two-day course. Some courses have limited capacity.

What do they come with?

Each participant gets an attendance certificate and an extensive collection of resource material – reading list, articles and guidance.

This course is not open to International students.

Fees & How to Apply

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

Cost

Each two-day course costs £210; occasionally it may be possible to undertake one day at a reduced cost, although priority will be given to those booking for two days.


For any information about any of these courses please contact Katriona Byrne at the details below for online enrolment information.

Katriona Byrne BA, MA, MUBC, Post-grad Dip.

katriona.byrne@bcu.ac.uk

Birmingham City University
Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
The Parkside Building, #306
5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham B4 7BD

Landline: 01212028526
Mob: 07849006478

Course in Depth

Course Timetable


The Conservation of Twentieth-century Buildings

Date: 28-29 June 2024
Location: Parkside Building, Birmingham City University B4 7BD

Some of the iconic buildings of the twentieth century were constructed from reinforced concrete. Like it or loathe it the concrete revolution changed the pattern of building. Yet reinforced concrete decays and is subject to concrete cancer. If you manage a twentieth-century building you may want to know why it is important, how its components might be decaying and what to do about it. The Twentieth Century Society will talk about their recent campaigns. Concrete repairs will be covered in detail. There will also be case studies on successful conservation projects.

‘I could have done a whole week of this’

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Introduction to the Management of Historic Estates, Parks and Gardens

Date: 11-12 July 2024
Location: A private estate in Shropshire and Hagley Hall, Worcestershire

This two-day course will study how a traditional landed estate used to be managed and how it manages to make its way in the twenty-first century. Are there compromises to be made over reusing farm buildings? If the estate contains listed buildings, scheduled monuments and a registered park or garden, how are funding targets met? The course will be held at a privately-owned estate near Shrewsbury. The second day looks at the history and management of historic parks and the exciting discovery and conservation of an eighteenth-century landscape garden.

‘To get behind the scenes as we did felt very privileged’; ‘The head gardener at Hagley is inspirational’

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Conservation of Non-structural and Structural Timber in Historic Buildings

Date: 19-20 July 2024
Location: Ludlow and Worcester

Nearly all historic properties will have wood in them - whether as windows, joists, floors or doors. Some buildings are also structurally made from wood with timber frames. The first day of this course will deal with the conservation of non-structural timber in buildings – using Treasures workshop in Ludlow. The second day will deal with the history of and problems with timber-framed buildings and include visits to some magnificent examples. Current repair techniques will be demonstrated using experts.

‘Very helpful and interesting’

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Facilities & Staff

Parkside and Curzon Buildings

Our Facilities

When you join Birmingham City University, the first thing you will notice is the exceptional quality of our campuses. With an investment of over £400 million across our buildings and facilities, we are committed to giving you the very best learning environment to help shape your experience.

You will be based in our multi-million pound Parkside building – a state of the art facility located within our City Centre Campus.

Our staff

Katriona Byrne

Deputy Head of Architecture

Katriona's BA in History of Art led her to work on the Pevsner Architectural Guide for Dublin and on the National Inventory of Ireland. The Historic Heart of Dublin European project led to a postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Inventorying and Recording. Katriona then worked for about 10 years as a local authority...

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Enquiries

For detailed programmes and information about any of these courses please contact Katriona Byrne at the details below for online enrolment details.

Katriona Byrne BA, MA, MUBC, Post-grad Dip.
katriona.byrne@bcu.ac.uk
Birmingham City University
Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
The Parkside Building
5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham B4 7BD