CPD: How Lime Mortar Works, with David Wiggins Ph.D.

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Wednesday 15th July 2020 | 12.30-1.30pm | GCHT Zoom Meeting

Lime mortar has been used with stone since Roman times for building in Scotland. Many of Scotland’s traditional buildings were constructed and finished using lime mortars, for bedding, pointing, harling and renders. Lime mortar remains the expert’s material of choice for repairs and maintenance to traditional stone buildings and this technical CPD will discuss the correct way to specify and apply it on conservation projects, along with debunking some myths and answering commonly asked questions on its use.

This CPD will be delivered by David Wiggins Ph.D., Principal Engineer with Curtins. David is a Conservation-Accredited Engineer (CARE) and is actively involved in research & development pertaining to the technical conservation of masonry in addition to delivering repair, rehabilitation and conservation projects in practice. He is a regular speaker on the subject at technical lectures and seminars.

All GCHT CPD sessions are recognised by the IHBC, and attendees can obtain a CPD certificate upon completion.

£15 per person / £10 for students.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

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The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

POSTPONED Training: Flat Roofing – Maintenance Awareness and Repair Issues

COVID-19 UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. A new date will be scheduled as soon as possible. All existing ticket holders have been contacted by email. We hope to have a date booked in for this event later in the year.

If you have any questions, please email events@glasgowheritage.org.uk.

Thursday 21st May 2020 | 12.30-1.30pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

Flat roofs can be found on many of Scotland’s traditional buildings, Tenement buildings in particular often have flat roofs as part of their construction. However, the maintenance of flat roofs can be challenging as inspection can be difficult, and any defects can have serious implications for the building, making expert knowledge and awareness vital to their upkeep.

This CPD, delivered by George Brolly of Brolly Roofing, will detail the different kinds of flat roofs, their most pressing maintenance issues and how to identify them, as well as guidance on repairs and safe use of heat.

All GCHT CPD sessions are recognised by the IHBC, and attendees can obtain a CPD certificate upon completion.

£15 per person / £10 for students, including light lunch.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

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Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

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Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

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Download our Kid’s Heritage Trails!

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

POSTPONED | Training: Roof Leadwork – Surveying and Maintenance

UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. A new date will be scheduled as soon as possible. All existing ticket holders have been contacted by email.

NEW DATE AND TIME TBC | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

Lead is a material which is used in a number of capacities on traditional buildings such as detailing and flashing around chimneys and roof ridges, as well as roof covering for both pitched and flat roofs. While lead can be melted, cast, jointed and decorated, it requires being properly worked and maintained by skilled professionals in order to ensure long lasting and safe results. Delivered by Alasdair White from Murdoch Award winning firm John Fulton, this CPD will discuss the proper way to survey lead on traditional roofs, and how to recognise maintenance and repair needs.

£15 per person /£10 for students, including lunch.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

CPD: Climate Change Impacts on the Historic Environment

Wednesday 4th December 2019 | 12.30-1.30pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

Climate change is one of the major threats currently facing our historic environment. David Harkin from Historic Environment Scotland will be speaking about climate change impacts on the historic environment, the climate hazards that drive these impacts, what makes historic assets vulnerable or resilient to these impacts and possible adaption measures that could be applied in light of these changes. Attendees will be able to pick up a copy of the recently released Our Place in Time (OPIT) Guide to Climate Change Impacts on the Scotland’s Historic Environment.

David Harkin is Historic Environment Scotland’s Climate Change Scientist and one of the primary authors of the Guide to Climate Change Impacts on the Scotland’s Historic Environment.

All GCHT CPD sessions are recognised by the IHBC, and attendees can obtain a CPD certificate upon completion.

£15 per person /£10 for students, including light lunch.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

Glasgow’s Buildings at Risk

© Historic Environment Scotland

Thursday, 31st October | 12.30-1.30pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

Glasgow currently has around 130 historic buildings listed on the Buildings at Risk Register, of which half have been on it for 11 years or longer. 

Niall Murphy will delve into why Glasgow has so many buildings on the Register, and will explore what GCHT has been doing to address the problem including: case studies of meanwhile uses; how we have tried to get buildings off the Register and back into use; or tried to set them on the path to a sustainable future. 

Niall Murphy is Deputy Director of GCHT and the Chair of the Govanhill Baths Building Preservation Trust, which is working toward the removal of Govanhill Baths from the Buildings at Risk Register and its sustainable re-use as a health and wellbeing centre.

£15 per person /£10 for students, including light lunch.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

CPD: Micro-grouting as a technique to prevent water ingress in ashlar masonry

Wednesday 28th August 2019 | 12.00-1.30pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

Lime grouting is not a new technique and has advantages that are often overlooked in favour of lime mortar where repairing historic buildings is concerned. Micro-grouting as a new methodology to inject lime grout and mortars into narrow ashlar mortar joints was developed for and used during the repair of Burns Monument, Alloway. Persistent longstanding water penetration causing severe damage to the monument has been addressed in a way that was hitherto not possible by injecting some 8000L of lime grout into open mortar joints and deep voids throughout the monument.

Kinlay Laidlaw provided technical support and clerk of works services on the project undertaken 2018-19. He will describe the background to the project and examine in-depth the new micro-grouting methodology applied and lessons learned, followed by a technical demonstration. This detailed, technical talk is geared to help heritage professionals and contractors understand the benefits of this new-yet-traditional technique to contemporary conservation practice and add it to their repertoire of conservation approaches applicable to ashlar masonry and thus to much of Scotland’s built heritage.

Kinlay is Director of Laidlaw Associates, Chartered Building Surveyors and Heritage Consultants, specialising in historic building conservation and research. Before establishing this consultancy, Kinlay was a Lead Surveyor at the National Trust for Scotland, managing maintenance and repair of some of Scotland’s most celebrated historic buildings and led the Stonemasonry team at Culzean Castle.

All GCHT CPD sessions are recognised by the IHBC, and attendees can obtain a CPD certificate upon completion.

£15 per person /£10 for students, including light lunch. Please note start time of 12pm – in order to be comprehensive, this CPD will run slightly longer than usual.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

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The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Practical CPD: Stone Cleaning

Wednesday 18th September 2019 | 12.00-1.30pm | 54 Bell Street

Note new session date and time: Please note, this event has been rescheduled from its previously scheduled date of 24 July and will now take place on 11th September. Please also note session start time of 12pm.

Cleaning stone buildings can be a double-edged sword: It can bring beauty and elegance to facades and streetscapes, but it also can have disastrous unintended consequences if the wrong materials or techniques are used.

This session will cover the appropriate and inappropriate applications of different stone cleaning methods, addressing when to clean, types of soiling and their interaction with stone substrates, various cleaning methods and their appropriate and inappropriate use. Participants will learn through a combination of lecture and hands-on activity, testing and trying different methods outside the lecture room. This session will be valuable to enthusiasts and homeowners, as well as to professionals.

Please note: This practical CPD session will take place onsite at 54 Bell Street. Light lunch and all PPE will be provided. Please wear close-toed shoes.

All GCHT CPD sessions are recognised by the IHBC, and attendees can obtain a CPD certificate upon completion.

£15 per person /£10 for students, including light lunch and PPE.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

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Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

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Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

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Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

CPD: Conserving Interwar Shopfronts – Materials and Methods

Wednesday 5th June 2019 | 12.30-1.30pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

The shopfronts and signs of the 1920s and 30s are characterised by materials such as Vitrolite, bronze, faience, and terracotta, which present their own considerations and challenges as they age. Dr. Lindsay Lennie, one of Scotland’s foremost authorities on historic shopfronts, gives a specialised talk on the materials and methods of this brief but significant time period, and discusses conservation solutions to conserving interwar shopfronts.

All GCHT CPD sessions are recognised by the IHBC, and attendees can obtain a CPD certificate upon completion.

A light lunch will be provided.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

CPD: Damp in Traditional Buildings

Wednesday 8th May 2019 | 12.30-1.30pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

When buildings become damp, either from external water ingress or from internal humidity and condensation, their materials decay faster and their occupants can be exposed to health hazards. Georgina Allison, conservation architect and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, will remind us how traditional buildings are designed to deal with damp, and what conservation issues and solutions damp buildings may present.

All GCHT CPD sessions are recognised by the IHBC, and attendees can obtain a CPD certificate upon completion.

£10 per person /£5 for students, including light lunch.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

CPD: Conserving Concrete

Wednesday 24th April 2019 | 12.30-1.30pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

As the architectural heritage of the first half of the 20th century continues to age, an understanding of its more modern materials and methods is crucial to conserving our interwar and post-war buildings. Peter Drummond, FRIAS RIBA and director of Peter Drummond Architects, will present a session on conservation and repair approaches to architectural and decorative concrete.

All GCHT CPD sessions are recognised by the IHBC, and attendees can obtain a CPD certificate upon completion.

£10 per person /£5 for students, including light lunch.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

You might also be interested in…

Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

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Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

Download our Kid’s Heritage Trails!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.