Ipswich Hub Presents

Construction Pathology

Tuesday 16 October 2018 | 18:00 - 20:00

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About the event

We are pleased to have Dr David Watt (Associate Director) - Chartered Building Surveyor and Historic Buildings Consultant - from Hutton+Rostron Environmental Investigations come to speak on Construction Pathology at our Ipswich hub.

Understanding of historic buildings and monuments requires a range of skills, including appreciation and understanding of historical development, construction, condition, performance and use. This is especially important when planning changes and interventions to historic fabric. The discipline of building pathology – defined as the study of failures in the interrelationships of building structures and materials with their environments, occupants and contents – provides a structured, evidence-based approach for investigations and surveys. Such an approach is especially relevant when carrying out investigations of dampness and timber decay, where it is essential to identify and treat underlying causes rather than address only the effects.

David Watt is a Chartered building surveyor and historic buildings consultant, working as Associate Director with Hutton + Rostron Environmental Investigations Limited. He is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage. He has worked in both private and public sectors, and was Conservation Officer with Norfolk County Council between 1991 and 1996. He was Senior Research Fellow at De Montfort University between 1996 and 2005, where he taught on post-graduate conservation courses, supervised research students, and provided consultancy services to a range of clients. He also undertook and published research on various aspects of architectural conservation and building pathology, with particular interests relating to the use of traditional building materials and the influence of people and environmental conditions on buildings and monuments. He is author of Surveying Historic Buildings (Donhead Publishing, 1996, 2011) and Building Pathology: Principles and Practice (Blackwell Publishing, 1999, 2007), co-author of Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildings (Donhead Publishing, 1993, 2004), and was Editor of the Journal of Architectural Conservation for ten years until 2005

This CPD will be filmed by the CIOB for its online portal

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Date and Timings: Tuesday 16 October 2018. 6pm registration for 6:30pm presentation start

Refreshments: A finger buffet will be served at 6pm with hot drinks - please request any dietary requirements

Venue: ISG Jackson House, 86 Sandyhill Lane, Ipswich IP3 0NA

Parking: There is free parking on site

Event fees

This event is free for CIOB members and students, and £5 for non members

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Contact details

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