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Most construction professionals will work on historic buildings at some point during their career. In the UK alone, 50% of all construction works are on traditional buildings, a trend reflected across the world. However, the CIOB recognises that most building standards, training schemes and qualifications focus on modern methods of construction. The Conservation Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to address this imbalance.

The Conservation SIG helps the CIOB to promote the skills, knowledge and innovation the industry needs to conserve, repair and refurbish historic and traditional buildings. It provides a forum for industry experts to share ideas and develop solutions to the challenges of managing historic and culturally important built environments.

Current Activity:

The SIG last met on the 23rd December 2017.

Current projects include: 

2018 Conservation Conference 

Following on from the fascinating presentations and exhibition last year, the CIOB Conservation Conference will return to Somerset House in April 2018. 

The final agenda and registration details will be available soon. If you want to speak, exhibit or sponsor the event, please contact [DETAILS]

Heritage Certification scheme

A sub-group of the Conservation SIG is assisting the development of the Heritage Certification scheme and there are new CPD resources in the pipeline. 

Resources, Submissions and Projects:

Consultations; Reports; CPD, training and qualifications; Events; Past minutes/agendas

  • Rory Cullen, National Trust (Chair)
  • Paul Wankiewicz, National Trust
  • Mick Figg, Somerset House
  • Claudia Paul, Austrian Hofburg Palace
  • John Edwards, Edwards Hart Consultants
  • Roger Cayzer, Volunteer Heritage Consultant


To find out more, please contact us.


Rory Cullen FCIOB - Conservation Chair

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