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Dealing with Damp in Historic Buildings

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 28 May 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member:  €245 
    Non-Member: €295

    Members of RIAI and SCSI avail of the members' rate. Contact the CPD team to book your place.

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details. If you wish to be invoiced for event fee please contact our CPD Training team

  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1, C2

Seminar Overview

The seminar being held by the Conservation Group of Engineers Ireland, will bring together conservation industry experts and their extensive knowledge on the theme of tackling the widespread issue of dampness in historic buildings. It will be aimed at engineers, architects, surveyors and others working with historic buildings and will consist of a full day of lectures and discussion. The seminar will include advice on how to diagnose and remediate damp issues in traditional buildings, in keeping with best conservation practice, along with common pitfalls and problematic products that are often encountered. It will focus on technical assessments and the practicalities of conservation approaches to solving dampness and water ingress problems. A number of case studies will provide detailed examples of successes and lessons learned on recent conservation projects in Ireland. 



Frank Keohane, Building Conservation Accredited Surveyor
Traditional Buildings and Dampness - Challenging Common Perceptions

Jacqui Donnelly, Senior Architect, Architectural Heritage Advisory Unit, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Policy & Legislation around Protected Structures

Caroline Engel Purcell & Peter Cox, Conservation Consultants, Carrig Conservation International
Navigating Knowledge Gaps in Research and in Practice

Michele O'Dea, Senior Conservation Architect, The Office of Public Works
A Case Study of Cormac’s Chapel, The Rock of Cashel: Environmental Control Measures, Repairs and Conservation Treatment

Lisa Edden, Conservation Engineer, CORA Consulting Engineers
Drying out the Masonry of Russborough West Wing (before and after the fire)

Henry Thompson, Contractor, Old Builders Company
Thinking backwards to deal with damp in historic structures

Chris Southgate, Conservation Engineer, Southgate Associates
Moisture Mysteries

Alistair Lindsay, Conservation Architect, Lindsay Conservation Architects
A case study of Clancy Barracks; thermal upgrading along with tackling a variety of damp issues

Joseph Little, Assistant Head of School at Dublin School of Architecture, Technological University Dublin
Using moisture risk assessment to support specification and key findings from Built to Last - Exploring Renovation of Historic Dublin Dwellings

Who should attend

This one day seminar would be of interest to any engineer, architect or building professional working with historic buildings


Make a Booking

28 May 2019

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.