Project Management and Supervision: Historic and Traditional Buildings

Sustainable Construction and Development



Although the basics of project management remain the same, the management and supervision of work on historic and traditional buildings poses different problems compared to modern or new structures.

There can be many different technical, logistical and heritage related issues to consider and successfully deal with, which means taking a slightly different approach and deploying some different management tools.


Gain skills in managing and supervising projects involving historic and traditional buildings with this comprehensive 1 day course. Learn about project management and supervision specific to the historic environment and discover how to navigate through all stages of project initiation, feasibility, development, delivery, and completion.

Get insights into developing work proposals, heritage impact assessments, and balancing commercial, use, and historic considerations. With a variety of work examples covering educational, social housing, commercial, and prestigious conservation projects, you will emerge with the confidence to tackle any project involving historic and traditional buildings.

Members gain 3 CIOB CPD points when you reflect on the ethical aspects of your learning from this activity.

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1 day
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Next Available Dates

27th April 2023

26th September 2023



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  • Differentiate between different activities involved in project management and supervision.
  • Develop project strategies.
  • Determine project management team competencies and other specialist input requirements.
  • Plan and manage risk.
  • Plan and implement projects based on BS 7913: 2013: Guide to the conservation of historic buildings.
  • Brief on the requirements for significance analysis, heritage impact assessments and how the policies within conservation management plans should be used.
  • Develop strategies and processes to justify work and balance conflicting issues.
  • Develop quality management strategies and processes and implement quality management.
  • Introduction
  • Initiating and developing projects
  • Managing significance and Philosophy
  • Combining Project Management, Heritage Management and Project Supervision
  • Specification and Procurement of work
  • Managing Quality
  • Soft Landing

The course is open to anyone who works with heritage/ historic and/ or traditional buildings regardless of whether they are classified as historic or not or those that have some experience and wish to advance in this area of work.


There is no formal assessment for this course. You will receive a certificate of Attendance.

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