University of Victoria – Conserving Historic Structures Course (Victoria)

The University of Victoria’s Continuing Studies is offering “Conserving Historic Structures”, part of its Cultural Resource Management Program. The conservation of historic places is governed by well-established principles and standards. This intensive course will enhance your understanding of the practice of heritage conservation, addressing central topics of the discipline and focusing on the preparation of a historic structure report. This course will develop your ability to:

  • Understand heritage conservation as a professional activity, guided by well-established core principles and standards of practice;
  • Become familiar with the charters, standards, guidelines, and processes that govern heritage conservation practice;
  • Become familiar with the statutes, regulations, and codes that control heritage conservation in B.C. andCanada;
  • Investigate and document the history and heritage values of a historic structure;
  • Investigate and document the physical condition of a historic structure;
  • Identify the materials and systems commonly encountered in historic structures, and analyze the nature, extent, and causes of their deterioration;
  • Select appropriate conservation strategies and interventions for particular situations; and
  • Prepare a historic structures report, drawing on the information learned in the course.

Instructor Richard Linzey is a U.K.-registered architect and senior heritage planner who has worked for Commonwealth Historic Resources Management in Vancouverand as a heritage planner for the City of Victoria. He is currently the Manager of Heritage Programs and Services for HeritageBC. This one-week course runs from July 5-9, 2011. The course fee of $681 includes a $75 materials fee. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to register by June 6, 2011 (late registrations may be accepted if space permits). Details can be found at

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