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 email@example.com 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.
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.