CIOB Academy CPD

Wood Decay in Buildings: Causes and Cures



Dr Peter Fitsimmons, Technical Manager at Property Care Association, gives a presentation on the  understanding of the durability of timber and the importance of good design to avoid structural failure in buildings and repair methods.

He gives a review of typical problems such as wood boring insects and dry rot, and the available in situ repair and treatment solutions.   He assesses the role of wood preservatives for both curative and preventative treatments and asks whether modern materials and designs will make timber buildings more, or less, resistant to biological degrade in the future.

Quality and Health and Safety

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.