Explore across the six modules of this unit the key elements of traditional Scottish building construction, from stone and clay to historic concretes.
Find out about the sourcing and production of masonry materials for architectural use in Scotland from the prehistoric era to the 20th century. A technical overview of the fundamental properties of each material supports the study of their various deterioration processes – both natural and man-made. You will also be introduced to traditional and modern techniques for the repair, maintenance and conservation of masonry buildings and structures.
You may prefer to study individual modules to pursue your own particular interests.