The Burning Question -  Conservation or Restoration?

Posted on 21st January 2015.

                                                                                                    THE BURNING QUESTION:


                                                                                     Friday 7 October 2016

                                                                      Inverness College UHI,

                                                         1 Inverness Campus, Inverness IV2 5NA

                                       Decision Making In Respect Of  Fire Damaged Heritage Buildings

        Only 10% of all accidental fires see the intervention of the fire and rescue services; how can we ensure that our heritage buildings are not among them? Understanding how fires start, grow and spread will enable any fire safety intervention to be focussed on providing the most cost effective least damaging, and effective solutions.Valuable lessons from the Glasgow School of Art fire and the Clandon Park fire will be explored together with the latest fire research.

09.00-09.30 Registration

09.30-09.45 Welcome by Paul Stollard Board Member Historic Environment Scotland

09.45-10.15  Andrew PK Wright OBE Chartered Architect and Heritage Consultant – “Philosophy of Architectural Conservation

10.15-11.05 Dr Lyn Wilson Project Leader and  Alastair Rawlinson Head of Data Acquisition at Digital Design Studio – “Laser Scanning

11.05-11.25  Comfort Break

11.25-12.10  SteveEmery Fire Officer, Oxford University – ”Protecting our Heritage from Fire

12.10-12.25  Q & A

12.25-13.05  Lunch

13.05-13.50  Sophie Chessum Consultancy Manager and Project Curator, The National Trust  Case Study – Clandon Park

13.50-14.05  Comfort Break

14.05-14.50   Sarah Mackinnon  Project Manager, Mackintosh Restoration Project  Case Study – Glasgow School of Art

14.50-15.35 Brian Park Head of Support, Page\Park Architects  “ Addressing the Challenges of Destruction at the Mackintosh Building

15.35-16.00  Q & A and Close

COST: £95 per person  (VAT exempt) For three or more people from the same organisation the cost is reduced to £75 per person (VAT exempt) A light buffet lunch is provided, if you have any specific dietary requirements please make that known at the time of booking.

HOW TO BOOK: Please call Inverness College UHI on 01463 273652 / 273307 with the attendee’s name, email address, contact telephone number, organisation details (if booking three or more places) and payment details.

PAYMENT: Payment can be made by invoice (a purchase order number or reference is required), credit or debit card (not Amex), by cheque made payable to Inverness College UHI or by cash in person at the Cash Office at the Inverness College campus. Please note that the number of places is limited and will be allocated in order of bookings received. Cancellation of places can be made in writing up to 26/9/2016, no fee refund will be available after this date. 


STEPHEN WELLS T: 01463 273652    E:

PAULINE TUTHILL T:  01463 273307    E: