Details of the next talk at the Gallery by Andy Savage of the Railway Heritage Trust, on Tuesday March 8th 2016, are now on the MEETINGS and VISITS page
INTBAU have announced the details of their European Summer School in Classical Architecture in Sweden, 4 – 30 July 2016. The four-week course will be based in the idyllic setting of Engelsberg, two hours north west of Stockholm, a World Heritage Site centred around historic steel processing works in a wooded rural setting. Further information is available from INTBAU website
February’s talk on Fire in Historic Buildings by Steve Emery of Historic England was illuminating on the development of fire, the significance of the room size, ventilation and the catastrophic effect of unsealed service risers. He has sent us the slides of his talk, and the EH paper on Room Size Effect On Fire Growth undertaken with the National Trust and the Institution of Fire Engineers Special Interest Group for Heritage Buildings to avoid unnecessary alterations to historic doors, particularly in large rooms. The paper gives a fire risk assessment tool to assess the effectiveness of individual historic doors in resisting the passage of fire and smoke. The slides and paper can be downloaded from our Meetings and Visits Page .
The next talk at The Gallery is on the 8th March on Reconciling the Demands of Listed Major Stations with a Growing 21st Century Railway and the AGM and Annual Conference on Tension and Transition – Construction 1900 – 1925 will be held on Friday March 18th at Lutyens’ St Judes-on-the-Hill. Further details are on the Conferences Page
Details of the 2016 are being mailed out to members this week. Our AGM and annual conference will be held at St Jude on the Hill, designed by Lutyens, in Hampstead Garden Suburb on Friday 18th March 2016.
Please look out for our letter and contact us if you do not receive it.
Unfortunately the joint visit with EASA to Guildford Cathedral planned for 19th November 2015 has had to be postponed – we will announce the re-organised date as soon as we have details.
The date for the visit to the Temperate Palm House at Kew was wrongly given as Friday 16th April – it is in fact Friday 15th April.
The revised meetings programme can be downloaded from the Meetings & Visits page.