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:

2019 Conservation Conference

The CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) has announced the date for their next Conservation, Adaptation and Maintenance of the Built Environment conference. The event, on 30 April, will feature an impressive line-up of speakers, covering every aspect of heritage and conservation in the built environment.

For more information click here.

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

Rory Cullen FCIOB - Conservation Chair

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