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Subject: Course on wood in historic buildings

Course on wood in historic buildings

From: Cultural Resource Management <crmp<-a>
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of
Victoria is pleased to offer this upcoming 6-day course for heritage
professionals and volunteers involved with historic wooden
structures and materials.

Wood in Historic Buildings
(HA 489D, on-campus offering)
October 20-25, 2008

Develop your understanding of the characteristics and conservation
challenges of wooden structures, assemblies and elements and improve
your capacity to manage their conservation. Focus will include
external and internal elements, and topics will help you to assess
condition, identify appropriate preservation options and procedures,
recommend sustainable approaches and implement preventive
maintenance strategies.

This course develops your ability to manage the preservation and
conservation of wooden materials and structures through both
presentations and field studies, with special emphasis on:

    Characteristics of wood, wood anatomy and chemistry

    Agents of deterioration

    Applications in building

    Patterns of deterioration


    Condition assessment

    Intervention options and approaches

    Preventive practices, including preventative maintenance,
    routine inspection and other practices

Please register by: September 22, 2008 (late registrations permitted
if space permits)

To register in this course please visit


Fee: CAD$641 including a CAD$70 materials fee (Canadian funds,
credit and non-credit participation options available) A CDN$170
registration deposit is required with each registration form.

PIBC members can earn 36 learning units of organized CPD activity.

AIBC members can earn 36 core learning units.

Instructor: Andrew Powter is a heritage conservation specialist who
works at the local, national and international levels on heritage
programs and projects. He has extensive experience in all aspects of
heritage conservation practice, from legislation and policy
development and implementation, conservation planning for major and
small properties and individual technical and design projects for
specific properties. His major areas of focus include historic
wooden structures and assemblies, building envelope performance and
testing, green building in a heritage context and materials
pathology. He has published numerous articles and developed and
delivered education for professionals, builders and owners. He is an
active in the sector with a number of related organizations
including APTI, ICOMOS, Heritage Canada Foundation, Nova Scotia
Heritage Trust and the local Hampton Lighthouse Society.

For more information about this course, including a draft course
outline, please see


Enrollment options allow you to choose to take courses either to
enhance professional development or build academic credit. For more
information please contact:

   Anissa Paulsen
   Program Coordinator
   Cultural Resource Management Program
   Continuing Studies
   University of Victoria
   PO Box 3030 STN CSC
   Victoria BC V8W 3N6
   Fax: 250-721-8774
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Received on Thursday, 11 September, 2008

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