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Mortars for repair and conservation

Dates: 13-16 FEBRUARY and 5-8 NOVEMBER 2012
Course code: BC3D156a and BC3D169
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A detailed study of traditional mortars, including a brief history of their use, investigation and basic analytical techniques, and the recognition and diagnosis of typical failures. Appropriate mortars for a range of masonry conditions, exposures and durabilities are described and demonstrated. Repair techniques, including mixing, placing and curing, together with specifications and costings for remedial works, are considered. There is practical instruction and exercises using the ruinette.

COURSE LEADER: Colin Burns, Master Mason, former Senior Training Officer, English Heritage
PRINCIPAL TUTOR: Catherine Woolfitt, Catherine Woolfitt Associates Limited

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