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13 SEP 2018

An Introduction to Architectural History

A practical session exploring the historical context and architectural development of buildings

Knowledge of architectural history enables you to not only date buildings, but also to understand the construction materials and methods used, and how important social changes stimulated an evolution in building design. 
Architectural styles and materials vary across the country while alterations and adaptations to buildings can complicate their initial appearance, so an understanding of architectural history enables you to better understand the potential risks of more complex building defects.

Attend this session to discover:

  • Clues to correctly dating a building
  • Different construction methods and materials through time
  • How and why social changes influenced building design
  • Building defects from different eras and putting those defects into significance
  • Deceptive buildings: understanding alterations in the context of the building’s history

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