CONSERVATION

SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK202886
Module Leader Gordon Henderson
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
Trimester
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying and BSc (Hons) Property Management level 3 modules or equivalent

Summary of Content

1. Analyse in depth the issues which drive conservation:- legal, financial, social and political. 2. Evaluate the historical factors which define the conservation direction: research, historical period, survey, report. 3. Investigate specialised areas ranging from the wider issues described in 1. above to the more aesthetic and practical parameters such as ecclesiastical aspects, stonework, glass, lead, timber etc. 4. To understand the balanced problem through specific case studies including distortion recording surveys, and student centred specialised project course work.

Syllabus

Listed Buildings: Introduction Definitions Procedures Planning and Legal Control Listed Building Control Responsibilities Powers Applications and Appeals LBC Application Development and Listed Buildings Listed Buildings at Risk Social Implications Problem Assessment Tackling the Problem Trusts Owners Solutions Philosophy and Principles of Repair and Conservation Conservation Projects Assessment Management After Care Marketing Conservation Areas Designation Presentation and Enhancement Pleanning Control Regeneration Projects Case Studies Ecclesiastical Conservation Issues Ancient Monuments and Archeological HeritageSustaining the Heritage Conservation policy Groups and Organisations Wider historic environment National commitment Job Organisation Diagnosis Movement & Distortion Recording & Modelling (inc. Refurbishment BIM Considerations) Decay Damp Control Specialisms Stonework Leadwork Cast and Wrought Iron Work Glass Work Thatching Timber Framing Architectural Periods

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:Level 31. Appreciate and advise upon relevant issues which may impinge on building specific conservation project. A1, A2, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, C1, C2, C3, C4, C52. Provide professional direction to a specific conservation project. A4, B3, B5, C4, C63. Give a balanced assessment within certain specilised areas of student choice. A1, A5, B1, B2, B3, B54. Apply the knowledge and experience gained in pursuing a self selected specialised project to forward understanding of the conservation problem particularly within their ultimate professional field of reference. A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6Level 41. Appreciate and advise upon relevant issues which may impinge on building specific and conservation area problems. A1, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, C1, C2, C3, C4, C52. Provide professional direction to a conservation problem whether it be of a building specific or conservation area concern. A4, B3, B5, C4, C63. Give a balanced assessment within certain wider specialised areas of student choice. A1, A5, B1, B2, B3, B54. Apply the knowledge and experience gained in pursuing a self selected specialised project relevant to the wider conservation area concerns with reference to their ultimate professional field of reference. D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10, D11, D13, D14

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module. Conservation will be a considered mix of formal lectures, tutorials, seminars and field visits. Two student choice projects will provide the vehicle for uniting the information base into a meaningful whole.

Indicative Reading

Historic Scotland (2010) - Building Scotland (Traditional Building Materials) Orbasli, Aylin. (2008) - Architectural conservation ; principles and practice Worthing, Derek. (2007) - Managing built heritage : the role of cultural significance Watt, David S. (2007) Building pathology : principles and practice 2nd ed. Rodwell, Dennis. (2007) Conservation and sustainability in historic cities Ashurst, John. (2007) Conservation of ruins 1st ed. Pickard, Robert D (2005) Conservation in the built environment 2nd Edit Feildon Bernard M. (2003) - Conservation of historic buildings (E Book) Earl, John. (2003) - Building conservation philosophy Historic Scotland (2003) - Measured Survey and Building Recording Historic Scotland (1997) - Guide to International Conservation Charters John G Dunbar (1969) - The Historic Architeure of Scotland Historic Scotland (1995) - The Repair of Historic Buildings in Scotland English Heritage (2000) - Conservation Plans in Action English Heritage (2001) - Informed Conservation Web Sources : www.conservation.historic-scotland.gov.uk/home/resourcecentre.htm www.befs.org.uk/themes/sector www.ihbc.org.uk/

Transferrable Skills

Level 3 With reference to a selected individual conservation project Communication Skills Analytical thinking and problem solving skills. C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, D1, D2, D3, D6, D7, D9, D10, D13, D14 Level 4 With reference to a Conservation area problem Ability to analyse and prioritise issues for the wider problem posed. D1, D2, D3, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10, D13, D14

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 116.00
Seminars (FT) 36.00
Practicals (FT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 2 n/a 50.00 n/a Coursework 2 (Level 3 & 4)Traditional stone built property analysis; details & defects (diagnosis & prognosis) inc structural recording(2000 words submission end of January)
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 n/a Coursework 1 (Level 3 & 4) A critical study of Built Heritage & Conservation Policies within Scottish Townscapes. (2000 words submission week 12)