The RICS Building Conservation Forum provides a network for professionals with an interest in the building conservation sector.

The aim of the forum is to develop standards, best practice guidance and technical information, as well as to organise seminars and events for professionals working in this area, and to promote public interest in building conservation in accordance with our Royal Charter.

The Building Conservation Forum:

  • Runs an accreditation scheme for surveyors working in building conservation within the UK
  • Regularly publishes the Building Conservation Journal, which features articles and opinion pieces on conservation matters, written by experts
  • Publishes a regular series of short guides on issues related to historic buildings
  • Arranges an active programme of events for members, including an annual seminar and visits to work in progress at historic buildings

As a forum member you'll receive discounts on relevant RICS publications and forum events.

Forum Steering Group

RICS staff work in partnership with the forum steering groups in delivering the various business plans in the light of the resources available. The Building Conservation Forum Board shapes the strategic direction of the forum by way of a rolling, three-year business plan, and also oversees the accreditation scheme.

Contact/Join

Membership of the forum is free of charge and open to members and non-members of RICS. To join, please complete the application form below.

Forum membership application form

Please select the forum(s) you would like to join




Areas of interest and qualifications







Please confirm whether you wish these contact details to be published on the forum’s community site:

Data protection notice (for non RICS members only)

RICS is committed to protecting your privacy. We may use the information supplied by you, to provide details of RICS offers and products and services. We may share your information with carefully selected third parties who may send offers about their products and services which they believe may be of interest to you. However, we will only use the information that we collect about you in a lawful manner and strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The data you give us will allow us to send you details of special offer promotions and up-to-date information about the range of products and services we provide.