Conservation of Architectural Ironwork CPD courses 2013

Posted on April 15th, 2013 by NHIG

The National Heritage Ironwork Group is running two Conservation Studies CPD courses in 2013, one at Hampton Court on 20 & 21 May and the other in York on 7 & 8 November. Aimed at professionals and craftspeople, this course is an introduction to the conservation of ironwork. Delegates will learn the basic principles of assessing historic ironwork in situ and make decisions about its care. Tender procedures often require the commissioner of the work to have knowledge of the medium in order to procure the best value. We are offering you this knowledge with lecturers designed to equip those wishing to commission work on listed ironwork, whether architects, surveyors or conservation professionals with information they will find essential in the writing of specifications.
The courses include an introduction to heritage ironwork and historical context, metallurgy of wrought iron and steels, traditional tools, techniques, materials, design and manufacture, with a focus on fixings, working with iron and steel, the processes of restoration, surface preparation and treatments, specification & standards for heritage ironwork contracts, procurement & pricing exercise, and the lectures will be complemented by a site visit to survey historic ironwork and develop a strategy for its conservation.
Lecturers Geoff Wallis and Chris Topp, are craftspeople themselves and acknowledged experts in the field of historic ironwork conservation. They will share their own practical experiences and be available to discuss delegates own projects where appropriate.
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