This course is primarily designed for those concerned with the conservation of ruined structures, although the principles and skills are also applicable to roofed buildings. It will include assessment of the structural and surface condition of masonry walls, identification of traditional materials, fault diagnosis, removal and control of organic growth, consolidation and treatment of wall tops, specification of mortars and grouts and the preparation and placing of mortar, with practical exercises using the Ruinette. For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: +44 (0)1243 818219 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Professional Development Diploma in Historic Building Conservation and Repair (PDD Building Cons) can be achieved through the successful completion of 10 BCMs and the submission of a final 3,000-word portfolio. For more information about the Diploma please contact the Course Organiser, as above.
Catherine Woolfitt ACR MCIfA MA Classics MA Art Conservation - BCM Course Leader
Catherine Woolfitt is an archaeologist, architectural conservator and acts as Subject Leader for the Building Conservation Masterclasses. An accredited member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and of the Institute of Conservation (ICON), she has worked in the conservation of the built heritage since 1993.
Colin Burns - BCM Course Leader
Colin is a Master Mason and Consultant in the conservation and repair of historic buildings. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Senior Training Officer at English Heritage.