Gain a practical understanding of the overarching framework that shapes and supports a conservation project – from the initial brief to aftercare issues.
Examine the various parts and working processes of a conservation project to learn about the tasks and roles involved. Follow the sequence of research, analysis, design, planning, procurement and undertaking of works. And find out how to deliver a project safely, in good time and cost effectively while protecting a site’s character and authenticity.
This module will also explore ways to monitor, maintain and secure a site’s historic fabric – particularly in relation to heightened risks of fire and extreme weather caused by climate change.
Students with professional training will gain valuable insights into working in the conservation sector, including how to assess a site’s architectural and historical significance. If you’re new to project management, you’ll learn the basic processes of design, planning and site work.