Our listed buildings are facing an unprecedented amount of pressure for change. New uses, changes in lifestyle and responses to climate change can all pose a serious threat to the often fragile interiors of these heritage assets. Against a background of new government priorities and guidance, how should heritage professionals deal with these pressures? We need to provide buildings with a sustainable future without compromising their significance. Are we getting the balance right?
In this, the seventh of our IHBC London conferences our speakers, who reflect a diversity of professional backgrounds and organisations, will consider these issues by drawing on their experience of buildings ranging from high profile public projects to more modest residential dwellings. As is the case with all historic buildings, it is never ‘one size fits all’ and the conference will look at how, with the right degree of imagination and compromise, a range of innovative solutions can be achieved. A number of case studies will illustrate not only the general principles raised, but also problem-solving in detail.
The conference will be of relevance to conservation officers and other heritage professionals, architects, architectural historians, planners, engineers, surveyors and archaeologists.
The Conference will provide an opportunity to gain CPD training for both IHBC members and members of other professional Institutes. A CPD certificate will be available to delegates at the end of the day.
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