CPD: Stone Matching

Wednesday 7th March 2018 | 12.30-1.30pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

Throughout Scotland there is a wealth of traditional buildings constructed of stone. When the time comes to repair and replace stonework, a detailed knowledge of the chemical, physical and mineralogical properties of the existing stone is required. Only with that understanding can we select compatible materials to replace it with. This CPD session will explore why stone matching is required, the difficulties of stone replacement in the UK and what services are available, as well as the petrographic stone matching procedures, its requirements, time restraints and what the technician undertaking the test actually does.

Dr Callum Graham is a Laboratory Scientist with the Conservation Science team at Historic Environment Scotland’s new conservation hub, the Engine Shed in Stirling. Callum is involved in undertaking on-site and laboratory based analysis of traditional building materials, and has contributed to their new building conservation postgraduate diploma by teaching on the stone and lime mortar modules.

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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