Main Information

SLCT Material Analyst, Dr Katie Strang FGS
Online through Zoom
Start Time
1 p.m.
End Time
3:30 p.m.
£30.00 + VAT
(£36.00 incl VAT)

Technical Details

Individual Learning Accounts (ILA)
Requires C1 & C2?
Technical Level
Practical Level


Online seminar - 2.5 Hour CPD - Gain a greater understanding of the process of Thin section analysis!

Thin section analysis (petrography) is a powerful method commonly applied to the study of modern and historic building materials.

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This method is used in the identification, characterisation and microstructure of stones and mortars, as well as helping determine causes of structural and material failure of samples. This masterclass will look at the history and methodology behind petrography and its various applications in materials and conservation science.

Course Suitability

This seminar is aimed at those working with traditional buildings including building contractors, planners, architects, surveyors, engineers and other heritage professionals and students.

Learning Outcomes

  • The history of petrography
  • Thin section preparation
  • Sampling methodology
  • Uses of petrography in conservation science
  • Identifying common rock-forming minerals and binder components in thin section
  • Mortar microstructure and texture in thin section
  • Case studies

Course Programme

This seminar will cover the stone analysis process by Petrography from removal of samples from the structure, laboratory analysis through to interpreting the results.

£30.00 + VAT
(£36.00 incl VAT)

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