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Conference on damp and dry rot

From: Jagjit Singh <ebs<-a>
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2005
Damp and Dry Rot: Threats to the Health of our Cultural Heritage
and Building Fabric: Ways Forward for Architectural, Engineering
and Scientific Sustainable Solutions
International Society for the Built Environment (ISBE) conference
The English Heritage Lecture Theatre
Savile Row
London, UK
14 June 2005

Key Topics Covered

    Rising and Penetrating Damp
    Damp and Residual Moisture
    Causation of Dry Rot, Wet Rots, Surface Rot and Timber Decay
    Insurance, Liability and Legal
    Repercussions of Dry Rot
    Science of Building Mycology and Timber Decay
    Identification and Risk Assessment for Damp and Timber Decay
    Non-Destructive Inspection
    Successful Case Studies
    Structural Engineering Assessment and Sustainable Solutions
    Architectural Assessment and Innovative Sustainable Solutions
    Damp and Dry Rot Infestation in Churches, Museums, Abbeys,
    Castles, Forts,Historic Houses, Palaces and Housing Stock
    Flood Damage and Dry Rot; Environmental Monitoring
    Prevention and Environmental Control of Timber Decay


    8:00        Coffee and Registration

Session 1: Damp, Dry Rot and Timber Decay in Buildings

    09:30       Damp and dry rot threats to our cultural heritage;
                sustainable conservation solutions
                    Dr Jagjit Singh, EBS, UK

    10:00       Dry rot, wet rots and timber decay - a Scandinavian
                    Dr Bech-Andersen, Hussvamp Laboratoriet, Denmark

    10:20       Dry rot, wet rots and timber decay - a German
                    Dr Ingo Nuss, Botamynus, Germany

    10:40       Question/Answer Session
    10:50       Morning Refreshments

Session 2: Architectural and Engineering View

    11:20       Dry rot and timber decay - effects on structure;
                engineering assessment and solutions
                    Mr Clive Dawson, Hockley and Dawson, Consulting
                    Engineers, UK

    11:50       Dry rot and timber decay - architectural assessment
                and innovative sustainable solutions
                    Mr Robin Nugent, Robin Nugent Architects, UK

    12:20       Dry rot, timber decay and historic houses -
                architectural solutions
                    Mr Peregrine Bryant, Architecture and Building
                    Conservation, UK

    12:50       Question/Answer Session

Session         3: Inspection, Monitoring and Control

    14:00       Non-destructive inspection, monitoring and
                environmental control of damp and decay in historic
                and flood damaged buildings
                    Mr Huw Lloyd and
                    Dr Jagjit Singh, EBS, UK

    14.30       Minimum intervention for dry rot inspection,
                assessment and control
                    Dr Thomas Brennan, TKB, Ireland

    15:00       Question/Answer Session

    15:10       Afternoon Coffee/Refreshments

Session 4: Guidelines, Prevention and Control: Workshop and

    15:40       Scientific approach to developing guidelines for
                environmental control of dry rot
                    Prof John Palfreyman, University of Abertay
                    Dundee, Scotland

    16:10       Practical demonstrations for diagnostic,
                non-destructive inspection, damp and moisture
                Resistograph inspection of timber decay and building
                    Dr Jagjit Singh, EBS, UK
                    Mr Huw Lloyd, EBS, UK
                    Mr Lee Tuffnell, EBS, UK
                    Mr Stephen Bradley ACES, UK
                    Dr Ingo Nuss, Botamynus, Germany
                    Tommy Bunch-Nielsen, Jakob Karbo and Jan Feldt,
                    Micro Clean, Denmark
                    Peter Thompson, Bob Moore, Dan Baker, Micro
                    Clean, UK

    16:50       Question/Answer Session
    17:00       Close

Please contact

    Mrs. Pala Kaur
    ISBE, Conference Secretary
    EBS Ltd.
    Galley Cottage
    Galley Lane
    Great Brickhill
    Milton Keynes MK17 9AA
    +44 1525 261922
    Fax: +44 1525 261923

    Rab Jackson Head of Preservation
    National Library of Scotland
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    r.jackson<-a t->nls< . >uk

Dr.Jagjit Singh
Director, Environmental Building Solutions Ltd.,
President Elect ISBE
International Society for the Built Environment
Galley Cottage, Galley Lane, Great Brickhill,
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 9AA
United Kingdom
+44 1525 261922
Fax: +44 1525 261923

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:54
                   Distributed: Friday, May 20, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-54-015
Received on Sunday, 15 May, 2005

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