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History, Conservation & Repair of Traditional Brickwork Seminar

Description:

This engaging half-day seminar will focus on the history, use, conservation and repair of traditional brick in Ireland’s historic buildings.

Brick is a core constituent in the built heritage of Dublin and forms an important part of traditional construction in many parts of Ireland.

Understanding the origins and manufacturing of brick, its material make-up and its use in historic buildings is essential to ensure proper standards of repair and conservation. This morning seminar will feature leading traditional brick expert speakers and practioners, including a live demonstration of traditional brick pointing techniques.

PROGRAMME

09:30

Welcome & Introduction

09:40

An Introduction to Ireland’s Brickmaking History

Susan Roundtree, retired Conservation Architect

& author of upcoming gazetteer on Irish brickwork (to be published 2020)

10:20

Brick construction: common attributes, defects and approaches to conservation

James Kelly, Conservation Architect, Kelly & Cogan Architects

10:50

Questions & Answers

11:00

Tea/coffee refreshments

11:30

Techniques for repair and manufacture of brick, terracotta and application of traditional brick pointing.

Including multiple case studies.

Shane Nolan, Nolan Group conservation contractors

12:15

Questions & Answers

12:25

Live brick pointing demonstration with Nolan Group

Interactive discussion encouraged

13:00

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Date and time:

02 October 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Location:

  • Dublin Civic Trust
  • 18 Ormond Quay Upper, D07 V027
  • Dublin

Event categories:

  • Craft
  • Repair