23 February 2018
Charlestown Workshops, Fife
The aim of this Masterclass is to provide professionals with a sound understanding of the philosophy of conservation and a better understanding of the relationship between structural engineering and conservation, of safety issues and of the aesthetics of conservation based structural repairs.
Led by Ian Hume, this is suitable for anyone involved in the structural repair of historic buildings, conservation officers, architects, engineers, site managers and others would find this seminar helpful. The course will consist of lectures, case studies and group activities.
It will examine the philosophy of conservation from a structural engineering point of view and will look at some structural repair methods for masonry, metal and timber. The course is copiously illustrated with case studies of work carried out by Ian Hume over the last 40 years whilst working for English Heritage as its Head Of Conservation Engineering and in private practice.
Ian Hume has had many years of experience in dealing with the structural problems related to historic buildings. In 1975 he joined what eventually became English Heritage and served as Chief Engineer to that organisation from 1987 until 1997 when he took early retirement to become consultant conservation engineer. Ian has been teaching the structural aspects of the repair of historic buildings and structures for some 20 years at various universities on their postgraduate conservation courses.