Part of Historic Environment Scotland
A decaying square, cement building in the middle of a grassy field

Historic Concrete and Cements Conservation

Selected dates from Tuesday 19 February 2019 to Tuesday 26 March 2019

Forth Valley College

Enthusiast, Professional

Most technical

Fully booked

Event Description

Examine the relatively recent traditions of cement, gypsum and lime concrete construction in Scotland's built environment, and the practical conservation issue surrounding this important traditional building material.

This course will give an overview of the development and use of concrete since the 18th century and the manufacture of its most common forms. 

You will discover the wide range of structures built using this material across Scotland, from lighthouses and viaducts, to houses and office blocks.

You will also learn about the practical challenges faced in repairing and conserving historic concrete structures. 

Discover the appropriate methods of surveying historic concrete structures, diagnosing defects and the urgency and practicality of repairs or treatment. 

You will also learn how to devise specifications for repairs using appropriate and sustainable materials, safe work practices and working with contractors with the necessary expertise. 

This course will include site visits and practical workshops. Previously, these have included: 

  • Concrete equipment demonstration

  • St Peter’s Seminary (Cardross)

  • Lion Chambers (Glasgow)

  • Sentinel Works (Stirling)

  • St Charles R.C. Oratory (Glasgow)

  • Hill House (Glasgow)

This course will take place across the following dates:

  • Tuesday 19 February

  • Tuesday 5 March

  • Tuesday 12 March

  • Tuesday 19 March 

  • Tuesday 26 March

Please note: Tickets can only be purchased for the short course in its entirety. Day tickets are not available.

View 4 available dates until Tue 26 Mar 2019

Dates & Times


Tue 05 Mar 2019
10am - 4pm