Specifying Conservation Works
To: Thursday 31.01.19
West Sussex, Chichester PO18 0QZ
This course covers all aspects of specifying conservation repairs in the life of a project.
From initial surveys and project planning, through the tendering stage, to the work on site, and the effect on the building, this course presents a reliable methodology for compiling clear, unambiguous specifications that will address the repair needs of historic buildings and produce reliable costings from the tendering process. The problems of working with particular materials and repair techniques are also considered. The teaching is based on a lively themed presentation of many real examples, with good humour but serious intent, showing what worked well where, what didn't, and why.
The course tutors present views from the practising professional, the contractor, and the "permission-giver". While the content of the course is comprehensive, its emphasis can be tailored to suit the particular needs of individual delegates, or the group as a whole. As well as ample opportunities for "question and answer" sessions with the tutors, there will also be guided exercises and individual tuition in writing the key elements of a specification, using selected buildings at West Dean as examples. The course would suit quantity surveyors, engineers, and other conservation professionals or practitioners, as well as architects and building surveyors.