Engineering the Past to Meet the Needs of the Future


Engineering the Past to Meet the Needs of the Future: best practice installation of mechanical and electrical services into historic buildings. A study day presented by the Irish Georgian Society and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht, Rural and Regional Affairs, in association with the CIF Register of Heritage Contractors on Tuesday 13th June 2017 at Russborough, County Wicklow.

This CPD study day will be of major interest to all built environment professionals and services contractors who have to install and upgrade mechanical and electrical services in historic buildings. It will contain presentations on best professional and contractor practice from the UK and Ireland in this crucial, but little discussed, area of building conservation with new case studies presented to include: 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin Tenement Museum; Kilmainham Courthouse, Dublin; National Gallery of Ireland; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Russborough, County Wicklow; and St. Catherine’s Church, Dublin.

The speakers will show the benefits of inter-disciplinary working amongst conservation professionals, project architects, building services engineers and contractors. Speakers include: Edith Blennerhassett, Arup; Kevin Blackwood, Kevin Blackwood Associates; David Brennan, Building Design Partners; Brendan Dervan, Cundall Engineering; Lisa Edden, consulting structural engineer; James Howley, Howley Hayes Architects; Niamh Kiernan, Sheehan and Barry Architects; Stuart MacPherson, Irons Foulner Consulting Engineers, Scotland; Andrew More, Historic England; Grainne Shaffrey, Shaffrey Associates Architects; and Michael Stone, Designer Group.

This study day is a rare chance to hear about and discuss detailed, technical case studies of sensitively designed and fitted services.

Attendance fee is €125 to include lunch. Bookings can be made through the Irish Georgian Society, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. T: 01 6798675. E: W: