16 June 2020

Materials Deterioration in Historic Structures

Organised by:

SCI's Construction Materials Group

London, UK

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Synopsis

Everyone appreciates old buildings. Over 350,000 buildings in the UK are currently listed by Historic England as worthy of preservation. Apart from the architecture, engineers and scientists appreciate the way these buildings have been put together and how they have survived both in terms of the structure and the materials that go to make them up. Mostly, however, survival does not occur without intervention and time inevitably takes its toll. Water, which is essential to life tends to be the enemy of the built environment and apparent longevity is no guarantee for continued performance into the future.

 

This seminar aims to explore what causes historic buildings to deteriorate by looking at the individual structurally significant materials, timber, masonry, concrete and ferrous materials, including cast iron, wrought iron and steel. It will also address what can and/or should be done to protect or remediate this important structural heritage.


Attendees

This event will be of interest to materials scientists, structural engineers, architects and building owners at all stages in their careers.


Programme
Programme
10.30
Registration and refreshments
11.00
Engineering
Alasdair Beal, Perega
11.40
Timber    
John Williams, RSK
12.20
Lunch
13.30
Masonry
Jennifer Murgatroyd, RSK
14.00
Cast and Wrought Iron
Tim Norman, Socotec
14.30
Refreshment break
15.00
Corrosion Issues with early 20th Century Steel framed Buildings and Historic Listed Reinforced Concrete Structures
John Broomfield, Broomfield Consultants
15.30
Concrete
Speaker to be advised
16.00
Meeting close

Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS

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Organising Committee
  • David Crofts, RSK
  • Michael Gray, RSK