RIBA CPD Showcase

Building conservation and heritage

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA Core Curriculum topic ‘Building conservation and heritage’ (and may also fall within other core curriculum topics). Building conservation and heritage covers the legislative framework and principles of conservation practice. It includes having the right knowledge, skills and techniques, or access to the right specialists, to work on conservation (repair and maintenance) projects and historic or listed buildings and places
Seminar, by Brouns & Co
A detailed look at linseed paint, a once popular material that fell out of fashion. Includes practical advice on: how it’s made and how it works (in particular, how it lets moisture wick out and therefore prevents rot); why it’s used by large estates, and how it’s not only environmentally friendly but also cost effective; where and how to use it; application methods and guidelines; and, how to correctly specify linseed paint for use on historic and new buildings.

Brouns & Co is a UK manufacturer of natural linseed paint with a range of historically accurate colours. Brouns’ linseed paint is made from all-natural ingredients, with no plastics or VOCs. The company works with architects around the world. High-profile clients include Chatsworth House, the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate and Channel 4’s Grand Designs team.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Histoglass Ltd
Explores the different historic glazing types, identifying when each type was used (and its associated vernacular). Also looks at how traditional glazing can be incorporated into modern systems to achieve both the correct look and feel and modern acoustic and thermal insulation values.

Histoglass is a market leader in the supply of double glazing to the historic and conservation markets. Its glazing systems include historic glass types where required. High profile projects to which it has contributed include the renovation of the National Maritime Museum, the old War Office, several Oxbridge colleges, and the Belstaff and Chanel flagship stores.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by EcoRight Limited
Explores the history and manufacture of lime and how to specify the material correctly. Includes guidance on the properties and benefits of lime, the different types of lime, and how to choose and apply limes and mortars correctly.

EcoRight manufactures and supplies modern premixed hydraulic lime mortar, renders and plasters for new build and renovation projects. It also produces and stocks hot lime mortars, lime putty, haired plasters, laths and fine stuff for conservation, restoration, heritage and listed properties.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by IKO UK
Discusses the use of mastic asphalt waterproofing for various roofing applications, including the Grade I and II listed buildings, while meeting the sustainability requirements of a project.

IKO sets the standard in roofing, waterproofing and insulation. It can assist architects and specifiers in the design and installation of roofing and waterproofing systems, backed by robust technical support and an ongoing commitment to invest in new products, new manufacturing facilities and the best people.
Covers the importance and characteristics of the steel window in architecture over the last century, the role steel windows play today with regards to the environment and sustainability, relevant legislation and standards, performance features, and what the future holds for steel windows.

Clement manufactures an innovative range of steel windows, doors and screens for both private residences and commercial projects. It provides a complete service, from technical drawings to manufacture, installation and after-sales support. Its work can be found in landmark buildings from Bonhams in London to the El Dorado Building in Manhattan. All Clement windows are environmentally friendly and meet the latest performance requirements.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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