RSUA Conservation Training Course

07 March 2018

7th March 2018 –  11th April 2018

The RSUA is running a 5 day course in Historic Building Conservation aimed at architects and related professionals working in the fields of conservation, refurbishment and restoration.  This course is designed to meet the formal accreditation criteria for the Conservation Registrant (CR) level of the recently introduced RIBA Conservation Register but will be of equal benefit to technologists, planners and surveyors involved in conservation work.

It is understood that HED (Historic Environment Division DfC) are moving towards a requirement for formal accreditation as a condition of historic building grant aid.  The Heritage Lottery Fund require all architects involved in work which they are funding to be conservation accredited.

The course programme is based on the ICOMOS Education and Training Guidelines and the format of the training website which has been agreed across a wide range of professional and statutory bodies.  Full details of the RIBA Accreditation Scheme can be found on the RIBA website.

The course will be co-ordinated by Marcus Patton and the speakers will be a mix of local and national experts.  The ‘lecture’ days will be hosted at Clifton House and there will also be on-site experience.  This is an intensive course of lectures maintaining the high reputation that the previous RSUA courses have held. 

Module 1


Day 1

Conservation principles


SPAB history & philosophy


The conservation charters


Conservation legislation

Module 2


Day 2

Overview of Historical Styles in NI


Conservation areas


Conservation Management Plans


Buildings and their setting

Module 3


Day 3

The Science of Conservation


Surveying and Recording


Structural Interventions and Repairs


Voluntary Societies and BPTs

Module 4




Module 5


Day 5

Grant Aid and Funding


Statutory Listing and the Second Survey


Building Regulations & Historic Buildings


Theory into Practice

Note: The sequence of lectures may vary according to availability of speakers.

 Key details

 Course duration:         5 days

 When:                        Each Wednesday from 7th March 2018

 Where:                       Clifton House,2 North Queen Street, Belfast

 Cost:                          RSUA Practice Services Scheme Members £400 + VAT

                                   RSUA Members £480+VAT

                                   Non-member £533 +VAT

How to book:               Contact Julia Leaker ( to book. Cheques should be made out to RSUA and sent to 2 Mount Charles,Belfast,BT7 1NZ

If you have any queries about this course please contact Julia or Jeanette on 0280 9032 3760.