RSUA Conservation Training Course 2012

The RSUA is running another 6 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 NIEA are moving towards a requirement for formal accreditation as a condition of historic building grant aid.  It is likely, that from April 2013, the Heritage Lottery Fund will require all architects involved in work which they are funding to be conservation accredited.

The course programme is based on the ICOMOS Education & 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 Jill Kerry and the speakers will be a mix of local and national experts.  The ‘lecture’ days will be hosted at Clifton House, Belfast.  This is an intensive course of lectures maintaining the high reputation that the previous RSUA courses have held.

The course starts on 20 September 2012 and finishes on 06 December 2012.

Module 1 Cultural Significance (Philosophy, Ethics & Principles)

Day 1 – 20.09.12 and Day 2 – 04.10.12

Module 2 Aesthetic Qualities & Values

Day 3 – 18.10.12

Module 3 Investigation, Materials & Technology

Day 4 – 08.11.12

Module 4 Social & Financial Issues

Day 5 – 22.11.12

Module 5 – Implementation & Management of Conservation Works

Day 6 – 06.12.12