Longford Academy Summer School 2022
6 February 2022 - 12 February 2022
Summer: Summer School in Building Conservation
Longford Academy aims to run the summer school in 2022 — pencil in 6–12 February 2022 and APT will keep you posted. Those enrolled or who have expressed interest for this year’s course (2021) will be put on Longford Academy’s mailing list for Summer School 2022 so you get the earliest notification of registrations opening. This should happen in early December 2021.
This seven-day course focuses on traditional building materials including stone, brick, mortar, plaster, wood, metals and finishes. It covers their properties, how they weather and decay, and how they are best conserved. Topics include salt attack and rising damp, repointing of mortar joints, timber decay and termites, and galvanic corrosion of metals. Theory sessions are supported by inspections on the Brickendon and Woolmers Estates.
Summer: architects, engineers, archaeologists, planners, site managers, heritage officers and others who specify or oversee works to heritage buildings; tradespeople and builders who want to extend their understanding of materials and heritage issues.