Exova BM TRADA and RSK - Heritage Buildings Seminar 2017

Following the success of our heritage event in Manchester in November 2016, this year we're bringing the seminar to the Royal Geographical Society in London on 9 November.

Our historic built environment is unique. Some of our buildings are irreplaceable monuments to our history, yet many of them lie dormant, waiting for a new lease of life in the 21st century.

They can present particular challenges for conservators but can also be a focal point for regeneration in our urban environment.

However, construction professionals need to be aware that working with heritage buildings can challenge the development process.

Through a series of technical presentations on 9 November, we'll explore some of these challenges and provide a number of case studies of how some of these have been overcome in recent heritage projects.



Dr Alan Ryder, CEO, RSK

Talk 1: Subject to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed

Talk 2: Application of Ground Penetrating Radar and other non-intrusive methods in the investigation of historic buildings and sites
Matt Stringfellow, Principal Geophysicist, RSK Environment 


Talk 3: Time, Materials and Materiality
Roger Bloomfield, Architect

Talk 4: Structural assessment of historic buildings
Alasdair Beal, Principal Associate, Thomasons Consulting Structural Engineers


Talk 5: Assessing the condition and strength of structural timber in historic buildings
Nick Clifford, Technical Consultant, Exova BM TRADA

Talk 6: The role of petrographic analysis in assessing historic buildings 
Jennifer Murgatroyd, Geomaterials Scientist, RSK Environment 


Talk 7: The role of fire assessments and implementation of fire risk mitigation strategies in heritage buildings
Neil Woods, Risk Assessment Manager, Exova Warringtonfire 

Talk 8: Regenerating historic buildings: the contractor’s experience
Charles Anelay, Chairman and Special Projects Director, William Anelay Ltd

Closing remarks
Jon Osborn, Technical Director, Exova

Exova and RSK reserve the right to vary the programme and to cancel the event for any reason. The latest programme will always be available on this page. In the event of cancellation of the event, we will advise delegates as far ahead as possible. We cannot be held liable for any pre-booked travel or accommodation costs.