CPD on Terracotta, Faience & Brick Specials - Approaches to Repair & Reproduction by Shane Nolan (February 2022)

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Event Information

The RIAI and the Heritage Contractors Register is delighted to present a monthly RIAI Conservation / Meet the Craftsman CPD Series. This course is a recording of a live Zoom event, from February 2022, which saw Shane Nolan, Director of Nolans Group Conservation & Restoration give a live talk on Terracotta, Faience & Brick Specials - Approaches to Repair & Reproduction.

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to gain an understanding in the specialist area of repair and manufacturing of terracotta, faience and brick specials for building conservation works.

Learning Outcomes

In this webinar Shane Nolan will guide attendees through the composition of terracotta, faience and fired-clay materials, the manufacturing process, and the logistics of commissioning repairs and reproduction items. Through the use of numerous site case studies, including the manufacturing of brick specials, the webinar will also showcase how complex facades and rooflines, often featuring a combination of materials, can be sensitively repaired – sometimes with new design solutions to resolve inherent flaws in the original design. The webinar will provide a unique insight into this commonly overlooked area.

Speaker Biography

Shane Nolan is a Director of Nolans Group Conservation & Restoration, a well-respected specialist conservation firm working in the Irish conservation field for over 25 years.

The firm employs a team of highly skilled employees, offering a combination of traditional skills and innovative repair techniques to cater for the conservation and sustainability demands presented by historic buildings. Nolans Group have worked on some of Ireland’s largest and most significant conservation projects, ranging from McKee Barracks for the Department of Defence to one of the largest Georgian mansions in Dublin at Number 3 Henrietta Street.

Shane Nolan maintains a keen interest in the use, development and promotion of building limes, sensitive masonry repair and cleaning techniques, and serves on the board of the Building Limes Forum Ireland.