Lecturer: Roger Curtis, Historic Environment Scotland
Roger will outline the approach Historic Environment Scotland has taken to better understanding and considering the thermal refurbishment of traditional and historic buildings. Over the past decade, Historic Environment Scotland has undertaken a range of trials and experiments in relation to traditionally constructed buildings. Test results and how such work can be specified will be considered following guidance published in the organisation’s Short Guide on the subject. Climate change adaptation will be reviewed and highlighted.
Roger Curtis is a Chartered Building Surveyor with a background in construction on historic and traditional buildings, working on a variety of sites in Scotland; from castle consolidation to work on domestic and ecclesiastical structures. He joined Historic Environment Scotland in 2006 and is responsible for managing the Technical Research Unit. His team interacts widely through outreach work with industry, building professionals and trades. Work includes trials and demonstrations relating to energy efficiency in older buildings, climate change adaptation, the use and specification of traditional materials and emergency repair. He has an MSc in Building Conservation from Heriot Watt University.
This lecture will be of interest to building professionals, professional agents, property owners, planners, students and anyone with an interest in historic buildings. It will provide an excellent opportunity to consolidate and develop greater understanding of traditionally constructed buildings and network with professionals in this specialist field.