CPD: Analysing Building Materials with the Scottish Lime Centre

Photograph of a masonry wall

Tuesday 19th March | 12:30 – 2:00pm | Online via Zoom and In-Person at GCHT’s office on 54 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ 

The importance of materials analysis in conservation is well established, and understanding the composition and microstructure of materials, like stone and mortar, allows us to make informed decisions around the sympathetic repair and restoration of our built heritage, whilst also avoiding unnecessary damage arising from the use of incompatible materials.

This CPD will cover sampling methodology and introduce the types of analysis used and what they can tell us, including petrography, XRD and wet chemistry, as well as highlighting how analysis informs repair specifications.

The session will be lead by Dr Katie Strang, a geologist and materials analyst, and Mitchell Fotheringham, a building surveyor. They both work for the Scottish Lime Centre, which aims to promote and encourage the appropriate repair of traditional buildings, and to conserve and develop the associated building traditions, crafts and skills through training and education.

This event will be held both in-person at our office on 54 Bell Street, Glasgow (with light lunch provided) and streamed online via Zoom. Please pick the appropriate ticket option for you below.

£10 per person / £5 for students


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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