Conservation, Adaptation and Maintenance of the Built Environment



Most construction professionals will work on historic buildings during their career as 25% of the UK building stock is pre-1919. This CPD encompasses some of the presentations from 2019’s annual CIOB conference on the conservation, adaption and restoration of our built environment, with a particular focus on quality and standards in the heritage sector.

  • Building Regulations – Debunking the Truths & Myths
    • Gary Cass, Managing Director, ICW Technical Services
  • Battersea Power Station: Conservation, Adaptation and Maintenance
    • David Hills, Partner Architect, Purcell
  • Changing the Perception of Apprenticeships
    • Marie-Theres Sobik, International Trade Advisor, Dusseldorf Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades
    • Steve Clarke, Contracts Director for Coniston Limited
  • The Heritage Paradox: Can buildings with a long history attract new diverse talent?
    • Mike Coleman, Operations Director, Sir Robert McAlpine
    • Hannah Prowse, Pre-Construction Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Darlington Hippodrome & Theatre Hullabaloo
    • Sean McNicholas, CMYA 2018 Gold Medal Winner, Willmott Dixon
    • Dr David Wilmore, Founder, Theatresearch
  • Q&A Session Chaired by Professor Charles Egbu, CIOB President 2018/2019


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Themes: conservation

Sustainable Construction and Development

CIOB Conservation Conference

New ideas for tough times

The theme of this year's annual conference is balancing conservation needs against rising costs. It is ideal for professionals involved in historic or traditional buildings as well as homeowners who are embarking on their own project.

We have drawn together leading experts from the UK and Europe who will give delegates the inside track on how these projects were successfully delivered and how they can apply what was learned to their own decision making.