Over one quarter of buildings in the UK are traditionally built and these are categorised as those built before 1919. With such a huge proportion of UK building stock traditionally built nearly everyone will come across them at some time and will need to be equipped to deal with them in an informed way. By attending this course you should be able to understand:
- The differences between traditionally constructed buildings and newer buildings including the way they perform and should be treated.
- What information you will need to obtain to understand traditional buildings properly.
- The process of understanding how to go about undertaking a survey of an older building and the issues to look out for.
- How the hygrothermal performance of a building can change and note possible unintended consequences of retrofitting.
- The decision-making processes necessary in order to arrive at the correct solutions – this will involve tools like the retrofit guidance wheel and impact assessments.
- How the various means by which the thermal performance of elements can be improved including appropriate materials and design
- How to work with critical elements of building regulations, planning and other consents.
- The optimum way of controlling works and managing quality.
- Where to obtain good guidance and guidance that should be avoided
Training will be delivered by expert practitioner, researcher, educator and author Professor John Edwards, MA, DipBldgCons, CEnv, FCIOB, FRICS, IHBC, Director of Edwards Hart Consultants, Professor in Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St David and a member of the STBA panel of experts.