Conservation challenges

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How should we approach working with old and historic buildings?

The lecture looked at the overall shape of the project team, deliverables and processes, and how they differ from a new-build project. Conservation philosophy is illustrated through project examples, followed by a summary of how to become a CARE Accredited Engineer.

Reasons to view:

  • Gain a better understanding of working with any old, existing structure
  • Appreciate the reasoning and philosophy applied to making changes to listed buildings
  • Understand the value of becoming a Conservation Accredited Engineer
  • Handle projects that involve listed buildings more efficiently

Conservation challenges

About the speaker

James Miller FIStructE is the current chair of the Conservation Accreditation Register of Engineers. He is heritage consultant at CTP Consulting Engineers. Highlights of his career have been his role as lead consultant on the assessment of the Iron Bridge, the stabilisation of settlement in Westminster Hall and the restoration of the Temperate House at Kew. He has worked on projects in Trinidad, India and the Arabian Desert.

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History Ethics Conservation & Restoration Training Technical Lecture Series Repair & Maintenance Video IStructE London HQ

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