Building Conservation – its meaning, understanding and implementation

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A CIOB Technical Information Sheet that describes how to understand Building Conservation and how to apply good practice on conservation and heritage projects.

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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.

It is authored by John Edward MA, DipBldgCons, CEnv, FCIOB, FRICS, IHBC, a leading expert on building conservation and heritage. He is also is a tutor for CIOB Academy courses and assessor for our conservation certification.



The Conservation Process

Maintenance & Management of Buildings

The Required Competencies


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.

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction. It is the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, with a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society. With over 48,000 members worldwide, the CIOB is the international voice of the building professional.