Exova BM TRADA and RSK co-host Heritage Buildings Seminar

Posted on 05/08/2016

Heritage-Press-Release-Image.jpgTimber experts Exova BM TRADA have teamed up with leading construction and environmental consultants RSK, to co-host a FREE one-day seminar, which is recognised by the IHBC for CPD, on the challenges and obstacles encountered when conserving and regenerating heritage buildings, on Tuesday 1 November at the 
Museum of Science & Industry building in Manchester.

The UK’s historic built environment is unique and many buildings are irreplaceable.  Inspection and assessment of these buildings and their components presents technical challenges for conservation experts when undertaking renovation. This seminar is aimed at construction professionals who need to be aware of these challenges and how to overcome them.  Through a series of talks by industry professionals, delegates will gain an appreciation of the issues involved in conserving and regenerating historic buildings and how to overcome the challenges.  

Bringing together some of the UK’s leading technical experts on structural assessment, renovation, fire and conservation, this seminar will be extremely valuable for construction professionals who deal with historic buildings. There will be a particular focus on case studies and examples of excellence delivered by a team that includes geomaterials scientists, conservators, geophysicists, structural engineers and timber technical consultants.  

Topics to be covered include: 

•    The role of Historic England
•    Application of ground penetrating radar and other non-intrusive methods 
•    Structural assessment of historic buildings
•    Assessing the condition and strength of structural timber in historic buildings
•    The role of petrographic analysis
•    Decorative plaster ceiling conservation and investigation
•    The role of fire assessment and implementation of fire risk mitigation strategies
•    Regenerating historic buildings: the contractor’s experience

The Heritage Buildings Seminar will be of particular interest to professionals including: structural engineers; architects; developers; heritage consultants; local authority conservation officers and project managers. During the day delegates will be able to meet with specialist consultants within the sector and gain practical advice on how to overcome some of the challenges and avoid delays to the construction critical path.  They will also learn how significant cost savings can be achieved through work of this nature. 

For more information or to book a place, click here or download the brochure and complete the booking form and return to courses@exova.com or contact Exova BM TRADA on 01494 569750.


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Exova BM TRADA provides independent certification, inspection, technical and training services.  It helps organisations to prove their business and product credentials and to improve performance and compliance.  Exova BM TRADA has a long history of technical excellence in management systems, supply chain and product certification. The organisation offers certification to businesses in over 70 countries to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, BS OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, FSC™ A000503, PEFC™, BRC, RSPO and UTZ.
Exova BM TRADA is part of Exova group which is one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups, trusted by organisations to test and advise on the safety, quality and performance of their products and operations. Headquartered in Edinburgh, UK, Exova operates 139 laboratories and offices in 33 countries and employs around 4,300 people throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia/Asia Pacific. 
Exova’s capabilities help to extend asset life, bring predictability to applications, and shorten the time to market for customers’ products, processes and materials. With over 90 years’ experience, Exova specialises in testing across a number of key sectors from health sciences to aerospace, transportation, oil and gas, fire and construction.


RSK’s Materials and Structures business unit provides professional evaluative consultancy with allied technical services that are relevant to all stages in the life cycles of buildings and civil engineering structures. A multidisciplinary team of highly qualified scientists and engineers carries out our materials consultancy services from our UKAS-accredited facilities. This team’s collective experience covers the full range of construction materials and their use in building and civil engineering works. A specialist group of experienced materials scientists, chemists, geologists and archaeologists provides a growing service in relation to historic buildings, including their elements and materials; particular in-house expertise includes stone, ceramics, plasters, mortars and concretes, plus paints, coatings, resins and asphalts. An extensive panel of eminent specialist consultants is also available to support our full-time consultancy staff.
RSK is one of the few environmental consultancies worldwide to have achieved certification to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 international standards for quality, environment and health and safety management. However, we view these accreditations as a starting point and continually seek to surpass the accreditation standards. RSK also holds additional accreditations to ISO 17025 and MCERTS for a wide range of laboratory testing and ISO 17020 for asbestos surveying. Furthermore, RSK is registered with and assessed by Achilles Utilities Vendors Database (UVDB) and Verify.
Our wide-ranging understanding of key industrial and commercial sectors enables us to make telling contributions to the success of complex, multifaceted projects.

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Timber experts Exova BM TRADA have teamed up with leading construction and environmental consultants RSK, to co-host a FREE one-day seminar, which is recognised by the IHBC for CPD, on the challenges and obstacles encountered when conserving and regenerating heritage buildings, on Tuesday 1 November at the Museum of Science & Industry building in Manchester.