Get an introduction to traditional Scottish building methods and materials, and learn how the elements of a building interact and function together as a whole.
Explore the basic scientific principles behind the physical and structural decay of the historic environment. Then study the external forces and processes – both natural and man-made – that can cause building fabric to deteriorate.
This module covers methods used to identify decay and defects, and how to combat fabric damage in line with conservation principles. You will also gain an understanding of the importance of preserving the integrity of the heritage asset, and how cyclical maintenance and minimal intervention can help.