CPD: Surveying and Repairing Traditional Brickwork

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  • January 30, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The manufacture and widespread use of brick began in the late 18th century with the onset of the the Industrial Revolution. Throughout the 19th century, Scotland had an extensive brick industry demonstrated by the hundreds of brickworks that were in operation. The use of brick as a construction material ranged from terraced cottages and large industrial complexes to uses less noticeable such as backing material for ashlar stonework and for the construction of vaulting.

Drawing upon his PhD entitled ‘The Technical Development of Scottish Brickwork, 1700-1900’, Dr Moses Jenkins will highlight the significant differences between Scottish craft practice and the rest of Britain. Through surveying techniques he will identify causes of deterioration (water ingress, salts, structural faults and vegetation) and highlight means of repair and maintenance through replacement of bricks, cleaning and repointing. 

Dr Moses Jenkins is Senior Technical Officer with the Technical Research team at Historic Environment Scotland. He studied history at Stirling and Glasgow universities and recently completed a PhD in traditional brickwork at Dundee University.


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