Technical Publication

Building Conservation – its meaning, understanding and implementation


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This Technical Information Sheet covers topics which help people understand Building Conservation and how to apply good practice on conservation and heritage projects.



In this Technical Information sheet, the fundamentals of the conservation of buildings are described using work examples and case studies to explain what’s involved in the overall process. Topics covered include inspection and analysis, project development, design, implementation and evaluation and it describes the competencies needed by those working in conservation. In addition, it looks at what’s involved in the daily care and management of traditional and protected buildings. Essentially, it focuses on not only technical issues but on how to understand and deal with heritage values.

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  1. Introduction
  2. The Conservation Process
  3. Maintenance & Management of Buildings
  4. The Required Competencies
  5. References
About the Author

John Edwards is Director of UK based Edwards Hart consultants and Professor on Practise at the University of Wales Trinity St David. Specialising in the understanding and work to existing buildings which includes energy efficiency retrofit to buildings of all types and age and building conservation. John holds a Masters degree in architectural conservation and is certified in building conservation.

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