Short courses

Short courses offered by the Department of Archaeology.

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Heritage & Conservation

The Centre for Conservation Studies has provided introductory courses and professional update in building conservation skills for over 30 years. We are developing our public short course programme to respond to current demand and needs in the sector.


Writing Specifications for Conservation Projects - September 9th 2016 - £95 Full Fee / £85 York students and alumni

The project specification is a key document in which building professionals prescribe the methods and materials they expect to be applied by the crafts person within budget. As the attention to detail required for conservation projects is very high, specifications are complex with tools, technique and extent of replacement, as well as materials, being specified. Even then it can be very difficult to communicate and assure the high standards and bespoke requirements of your conservation project, especially within legislative specification frameworks such as the NBS. This CPD event will discuss ways of achieving high standards of building conservation through writing specifications that acknowledge and take into account the skill of the craft person, the needs of the site and current legislation and policy.

Both CIFA and the IHBC recognise that this programme may provide part of the compulsory CPD requirements of their members and a CPD certificate is issued on completion. Please follow this link to reserve a place.


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