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CIOB Conference: Keys to the Successful Operation of Historic Buildings


CIOB Conference: Keys to the Successful Operation of Historic Buildings


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3rd May 2017


08:30 to 17:30



Meeting Point:

Embankment Rooms, Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA


£80 per ticket (plus VAT and booking fee)

Booking Details


Cheryl Callow


+44 (0) 1344 630 764

The CIOB in collaboration with the National Trust and Somerset House is delighted to present this one day event focusing on re-use, innovation and sustainability in the built environment. The conference follows the success of last year’s event and will include a series of interactive case studies and real life examples of innovative and effective methods for restoring this country’s building stock.

By providing an overview of the materials and methods required for effective retrofit and the challenges associated with inclusive design, the event will provide a forum to discuss conservation principles and provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing professionals in the sector.


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09:00 Welcome to the conference, Rory Cullen, FCIOB, NT Head of Buildings

09:10 Introduction & scene setting

09:20 The Critical Importance of Heritage Certificiation

09:35 Understanding the asset - the importance of surveys, Trevor Francis, University of Cardiff


  • Vernacular building surveys
  • Condition surveys
  • Compliance surveys
  • Wildlife surveys
  • Conservation principles


10:05 The Importance of correct specifications, Purcell Architects / Coniston

  • Standardisation
  • Case studies


10:35 The importance of maintenance, James Innerdale, Society for the Prevention of Ancient Buildings

  • Regular inspections
  • Maintainance manuals


11:30 Break out sessions 30 minutes each, delegates to choose three of six sessions:


  • BIM – Whole Life Costing & Facilities Asset Management
  • Retrofit technology
  • A Guide to Procurement
  • Lessons Learned from the Clandon Fire
  • Legislation Surgery: Myth Busting & FAQs
  • The Place for Sustainability
  • Adaptation Inclusive Design


14:00 Heritage Certification - the Importance of Training & Development, John Edwards, Edwards Hart Consultants & Ros Thorpe, Head of Education, CIOB

  • The building ‘professional’
  • Contractor’s heritage skills
  • Craftsperson’s correct training


14:45 Good maintenance – a German approach, Jurgen Klemisch

  • Top down approach
  • Maintainance manuals


15:45 Protection of your assets - a panel and audience discussion on facilities management at historic sites - Kier Workplace Services


16:30 Where it’s all gone wrong: case studies to demonstrate, Paul Wankiewicz, National Trust & Graham Bell, Europa Nostra

  • The importance of understanding maintenance and operation costs before development
  • Quality & standards
  • International disasters

This event is now SOLD OUT - Waitlist only



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