Main Information

Trainers
Pete Ward, Managing Partner @ Heritage House Surveys LLP
Venue
Charlestown Workshops, KY11 3EN
Start Time
9:30 a.m.
End Time
4:30 p.m.
Cost
£200.00 + VAT
(£240.00 incl VAT)

Technical Details

Individual Learning Accounts (ILA)
No
Requires C1 & C2?
No
Technical Level
Practical Level
n/a

Dates

This Masterclass aims to give participants a thorough understanding of ‘Dampness’ in buildings. We will take what you think you know about damp in buildings and give you a fresh perspective.

We will look at the history of ‘dampness’, explore the many misconceptions about it, and examine the science of water. We will also look at how outdated British Standards are shaping policy, and the problems we face when specifying work to traditional buildings. One of the key objectives of the course is to help participants understand exactly how to measure moisture in buildings and to use this information to correctly schedule and specify any work being proposed.

Topic Includes (but not limited to)

✓ History of ‘dampness

✓ British Standards policy and the problems we face when specifying work to traditional buildings.

✓ Understanding how to measure moisture in buildings and to use this information to correctly schedule and specify any work being proposed.


Course suitability:

This course is aimed at those who work with, own or are responsible for traditional buildings. Suitable for building and heritage professionals such as architects, surveyors or planners the course would also be of interest to homeowners, those responsible for maintenance works to traditional buildings or those considering a renovation or conversion project. We are always happy to help learners choose the right course. Please contact us if you would like to discuss which course is suitable for you.


Course Programme

  • A brief history of damp: why and how, the Rising Damp Myth and what it is, What Is an Old Building?
  • The science of water: relative and absolute humidity, measuring moisture content – working with thermo hygrometers, thermal imaging, and carbide testing.
  • Standards and the RICS Moisture Methodology
  • Common causes and solutions. We aim to bring together what we’ve discussed in the earlier sessions to improve survey practise and assist design and specification of works being undertaken. We aim to ensure that you can confidently diagnose the real cause of any moisture related problem.
  • Open forum/ Q&A

This masterclass counts toward your CPD requirement - 6 hours


Cost
£200.00 + VAT
(£240.00 incl VAT)

Starting on: March 17, 2023:


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