This technical lecture explores how historic buildings are increasingly unable to accommodate the extreme weather events that our changing climate has imposed and the importance of carrying out maintenance works using appropriate materials and techniques.
The detailed structural and archaeological investigations carried out after the 2019 collapse of the curtain wall at Lewes Castle, UK, showcase the interventions that were carried out to stabilise the adjacent section of the curtain wall that was still standing.
Discover the construction form and materials of the Lewes Castel wall
Learn how our changing climate is impacting our historic structures
Understand the importance of a conservation-led approach to the assessment and repair of historic structures
The talk will be of particular interest to Civil and Structural Engineers who are curious about working on historic structures.