The Importance of Roofs

The Importance of Roofs

Considering the significance of roofs and how to conserve them

Venue: Room LT2, Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, University of Dundee, DD1 4EN
Time: 6pm
Cost: Free – everyone welcome!

The shed: challenge and opportunity in conserving industrial architecture

Mark Watson, Historic Environment Scotland
Conserving buildings – above eaves level challenges
Roz Artis, conservation surveyor & director, Scottish Lime Centre Trust

Mark Watson is a historian from and of Dundee. He is Vice Convenor, IHBC Scotland branch. Drawing on past work consenting adaptive re-use as an Inspector of Historic Buildings, and now advising on Industrial Heritage near and far, his session will consider top-lit factories, broad-span train sheds and market halls. What gives them value, and how best can they accommodate new uses that reinforce that value?
Roz Artis is a chartered building surveyor and accredited in building conservation by the RICS, a graduate of Dundee University’s MSc course in European Urban Conservation, and a trustee of Dundee Historic Environment Trust. As Director of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust, her focus is on the appropriate repair and care of traditional buildings. Tonight’s session is based on the new ‘Above Eaves’ course being developed by SLCT to complement its range of skills training courses, variously aimed at building professionals, contractors, students and home/property owners and managers.