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Subject: West Dean College Building Conservation Masterclasses

West Dean College Building Conservation Masterclasses

From: Isabel Thurston <isabel.thurston>
Date: Friday, August 31, 2001
Building Conservation Masterclasses

October 30 - November 1
Specifying Conservation Works
Course Leaders:  John Ashurst, Ian Constantides
Contributor:  Graham Abrey

The course will cover specifying conservation works from inception
to final account and post-contract debrief.  John Ashurst will cover
the compilation of specifications accurately tailored to the
individual building; pre-contract trials; and assessing the quality
of the specified works. Ian Constantinides will cover the role and
requirements in specifying of the conservation contractor; and
preparation for and compilation of a clear unambiguous tender
document that minimises risk.  The course offers comprehensive
coverage of this critical subject from different professional
angles, using discussion topics and consideration of case studies,
focussing on all that is required to make it work in practice.

Fully inclusive residential fee, 330
Non-residential fee, 260

November 20 - 22
Mortars for Repair and Conservation
Course Leader:  John Ashurst
Principal Tutor: Colin Burns

A detailed study of traditional mortars, including 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; and repair techniques including mixing, placing and
curing, also specifications and costs for remedial works are
considered. Practical instruction, and exercises using the ruinette.

Fully inclusive residential fee, 330
Non-residential fee, 260

November 25 - 28
The Care and Conservation of Historic Floors
Course Leader: Jane Fawcett
Principal Tutor: Trevor Proudfoot

This course covers the history, maintenance and repair of
ecclesiastical and secular floors in Britain. Lectures, seminars,
and site visits to include Fishbourne Roman Palace, Uppark, and
Winchester Cathedral.

Residential fee UKP480, Radcliffe Trust bursaries available.

December 4 - 7
Conservation Engineering
Course Leader: Ian Hume
Principal Tutor: Peter Badcock

A course of special value to those wishing to gain a new perspective
in applying engineering principles to the conservation of historic
structures; the programme covers inspecting, monitoring and repair
works ranging from pointing and grouting to tying and underpinning.
It includes practical exercises and demonstrations and trials of
equipment, and remedial/monitoring techniques.

Fully inclusive residential fee: UKP495
Non-residential: fee UKP390

The Drake Trust generously contributes to a bursary scheme.

For further details please contact

    Isabel Thurston
    West Dean College
    +44 1243 818294
    isabel.thurston [at] westdean__org__uk
    <URL:http://www.westdean.org.uk>

Isabel Thurston
Conservation Course Office


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