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Sustainable Building Conservation graduate’s dissertation is featured in the ICOMOS UK Bulletin

28 July 2020

installation of polythene damp proof membrane during retrofit of church
Installation of polythene damp proof membrane during retrofit of church

Tony Gwynne, an alumnus from MSc Sustainable Building Conservation, has had an extract of his dissertation featured in the International Council on the Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) UK Bulletin.

ICOMOS-UK is the UK national committee of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), which has a special role as official adviser to UNESCO on cultural World Heritage Sites. ICOMOS-UK plays a vital role in advising on aspects of World Heritage and sites for nomination across the UK.

Tony’s dissertation entitled ‘Are the Building Regulations fit for the purpose of upgrading traditional, historic and listed buildings using modern applications in Wales?’focuses on concerns that the Welsh Building Regulations and supporting Approved Documents do not fully recognise the complexities involved in alterations to traditional, historic and listed buildings. This is particularly important considering the UK Government’s aim to decarbonise our building stock by 2050 as traditional buildings make up at least a quarter of the Welsh housing stock.

The MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation is accredited by the IHBC and is a distinctive masters qualification that addresses current challenges and concerns recognised worldwide and emphasises within a historic context.

Tony said:

“The Welsh School of Architecture MSc course in Sustainable Building Conservation allowed me the opportunity to research this important topic and question the Welsh Government directly.”

To find out more about the MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation and how to apply please visit the course pages.