• May 13
  • 10.30pm - 11.30pm

Joint RIAI & Heritage Contractors Register ‘Meet the Craftsman’ lecture by Sven Habermann from Conservation | Letterfrack

  • CPD Events
  • Online RIAI Courses
  • Webinar
Wednesday 13 May 2020
10.30pm - 11.30pm
RIAI Member: €20; RIAI Practice: €15

Event Information


Seminar Information

Sven Habermann, Manager and accredited lead conservator at Conservation|Letterfrack will host a webinar on investigative methods and techniques in timber conservation. Historic examples and case studies will demonstrate ways to understand deterioration of historic building interiors. The insights gained will help participants to plan and implement mitigation steps and should lead to the creation of accurate and workable specifications for a craft person to ensure the long-term preservation of historic timbers. Areas that will be examined are floors, ceilings, paneling and doors. Examples of investigative techniques such as paint cross section analysis, timber/ tool mark identification and dendrochronology will be shown in a practical context. 

Conservation | Letterfrack is a specialist company employing a team of highly-skilled conservator-restorers, craftspeople and other specialists to provide a professional service and consultancy throughout Ireland in the fields of conservation, restoration and collection care of wooden artefacts and historic timber interiors. Associated services are offered in museum display mounting, condition surveys and complex object handling.

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to focus on investigative methods and techniques of architectural interiors and wooden components through examples and case studies to assist architects to develop and compile workable  and sensible  specifications that will underpin the decision making process in the conservation of historic interiors.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course attendees should have gained an understanding of a range of investigative techniques and approaches in timber conservation. A reference bibliography of sources and materials will be available to attendees for future use.   

How to Join the Webinar

On receipt of payment, the CPD section will forward you the Zoom link and an access code to join the webinar, at the specified time and date. Note: This link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you. Before joining, be sure to check your systems requirements to avoid any connection issue.