This course includes 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. 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 - Subject Leader Historic Building Conservation and Repair
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.