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An Introduction to Architectural History

This seminar will provide you with a practical session exploring the historical context and architecture of buildings in order to provide a higher level of advice and expertise to clients.

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Tue 20 Nov 2018
05:15 PM - 06:45 PM
The Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP
1 hour formal CPD

Free with CPD Foundation subscription

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT


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

 The time shown is when registration opens. The seminar will begin 30 minutes later.


  • CPD Foundation Subscribers Free
  • RICS professionals £35 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £47.25 + VAT
  • Visa

  • Mastercard


David Mahony

Managing Director, PCPT Architects

CPD Foundation is suitable for all professionals, at all levels and covers a wide range of topics. You do not need to be an RICS member to purchase a subscription or book onto a seminar.

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT