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RICS & SPAB Building Conservation Summer School 2017

— 05 Jul 2017

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Jonathan Rhind Architects is pleased to have been invited to speak at this year’s Building Conservation Summer School in Cirencester.

Organised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), the event will give attendees a vital introduction to building conservation.

From 10th-14th September, delegates will tailor their agenda from a choice of lectures, case study presentations, practical workshops and site visits, led by leading experts in the field.

Jonathan Rhind from Jonathan Rhind Architects will be speaking at the event presenting a case study of St Mary’s Church in High Bickington, North Devon; a project which was recently Highly Commended in the RICS Awards South West.

Jonathan said: “It is a real honour to be asked to speak at this event and stand alongside the industry experts and professionals in the field to discuss topics impacting the sector.

“As specialist heritage architects, this year’s focus on delivering practical case studies of building conservation is a fantastic opportunity to impart some of our knowledge and experience on those working and studying architecture and related professions.”

Now in its fourteenth year, the event’s aim is to “reinforce undergraduate and graduate training in traditional buildings, construction techniques and materials, as well as support new surveyors and other specialists in this field.” (RICS)

Jonathan continued: “We are passionate about supporting student development and, with our own internship programme seeing huge success, this is an excellent opportunity to take that one step further.

“We are looking forward to meeting, talking with and hopefully inspiring those looking to or preparing for a career in historic building surveying and heritage architecture.”

The event programme will allow attendees to examine how historic buildings can be repaired, altered and updated without losing their character. In-depth sessions will cover a variety of topics, including historic building control, structural diagnosis and repair and building in brick, as well as conservation and restoration of various features, such as roof coverings, period interior woodwork and timber.

For more information about the Building Conservation Summer School or to book tickets, click here to visit the RICS website.

Find out more about Jonathan Rhind Architects’ internship programme in this blog post. Full information on how to apply for our summer placement opportunity is available here.

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