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Practical Buildings Conservations Skills - ARC00063M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Louise Cooke
  • Credit value: 5 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

  • To provide an understanding of the principles and practice of historic buildings conservation
  • To enable students to develop practical and team-working skills
  • To enable students to work with buildings conservation practitioners

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Be familiar with the principles and processes of historic buildings conservation, as applied in the context of traditional and sustainable buildings skills in North Yorkshire
  • Understand the problems faced by historic vernacular buildings
  • Be aware of a range of conservation solutions relating to the use of traditional and sustainable building materials


Academic and graduate skills. By the end of the module students will have

  • Applied historic buildings analysis and problem-solving skills to a vernacular building
  • Practised a range of traditional conservation skills including where relevant, the repair of roofs (pantile and mortar repairs), earth and lime plastering / pointing and masonry repairs in the conservation of an historic building
  • Worked effectively as a team
  • Developed time management, risk assessment, and project management skills


Other learning outcomes (if applicable)

  • Understood how buildings conservation skills relate to other areas of academic study (Historic Buildings analysis, Interpreting historic buildings, Conservation philosophy, Field Archaeology)


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

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