Building Conservation Journal is published bi-monthly and distributed (with the Building Surveying Journal) internationally to RICS members, including the Building Conservation Forum.
The journal aims to help conservation experts with the technical and professional aspects of their day jobs. It includes articles ranging from the value of heritage, traditional materials and new research techniques, to interviews with leading conservation professionals, reports on key projects and conservation management issues.
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Hannah Ramsden, 20 Nov 2017
What is building conservation? This question, posed by Dr Henry Russell, opens our last issue of 2017.
Hannah Ramsden, 11 Sep 2017
Variety is the spice of life, as they say – and in the world of conservation this is no different, with new projects beginning all the time.
Hannah Ramsden, 22 Jun 2017
As Editor of the Building Conservation Journal, I constantly find myself looking at material that is completely new to me.
Hannah Ramsden, 13 Apr 2017
From risk management to digital surveying — both of which are covered in this issue of the Building Conservation Journal — so much can be gleaned from just talking to people. Meeting other heritage professionals can help with your CPD, and conversations with those outside the profession are important in ensuring that your work fulfils the public interest.
Hannah Ramsden, 22 Feb 2017
When you see the word “conservation”, the terms “protection” and “prevention” are never too far behind. The presence of heritage buildings, materials and other artefacts is a direct consequence of this. But what goes on behind the scenes?
Hannah Ramsden, 22 Nov 2016
Heritage can present itself to us in many forms. Traditionally, the word conjures up monuments of positive significance, so we rarely think of its potentially negative connotations. But it is wise to challenge our preconceptions and open ourselves to new ideas.
Barney Hatt, 13 Sep 2016
In times when national issues may prove divisive – the recent referendum on UK membership of the EU being a prominent example – institutions such as ours have a duty to reaffirm our commitment to cooperation and the promotion of our standards and ethics.
Barney Hatt, 23 Jun 2016
Our historic structures are inherently resilient architectural survivors, responding effectively to social, economic and political change. It is commonly said that they were built to last, and do not conform to current, relatively low expectations for durability and notional design life.
John Edwards, 14 Apr 2016
Traditional buildings make up a quarter of the UK building stock, and while professionals like ourselves with conservation knowledge treat these in an informed way, those that don’t will often think of them as they do modern buildings.
Lynda Jubb FRICS, 22 Feb 2016
We've been working through the Historic Environment Forum (HEF) to produce a client’s guide to commissioning advice on historic building conservation. This forms part of a broader initiative to emphasise the role that our members play in the field of conservation, as RICS Certifications Development Manager John Klahn, Infrastructure Content Manager Robert Mallett and Associate Director, Professional Groups Alan Cripps explain in their article.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017