The course has been designed with the objective to introduce the key aspects of lime, and specifying and using it in practical repair and conservation work on historic buildings. This is a hands-on programme where participants have the opportunity to work on conserving the walls at NUS Baba House, a late 19th century townhouse. The following practical sessions will be held - Lime slaking, Lime mortars, Scratch coat, Float coat, Fine lime skim plaster & Lime wash.
For each session, there is a demonstration after which participants are encouraged to have a go at the work with guidance at hand. All necessary tools, materials, and protective equipment will be provided but participants must use their own outdoor clothing and appropriate footwear. Learning will take place in a relaxed environment with ample opportunity for discussion.
The programme is conducted by Dr Nikhil Joshi who is a Postdoctoral Fellow with NUS Department of Architecture. Dr Joshi has research and practical experience in historic buildings conservation and community development. He has provided consultancy to organizations in Australia, Malaysia, and India. Prior to joining NUS, Dr Joshi worked and taught in India, UK and Malaysia. In 2007, he became the only Indian to date to be awarded the prestigious Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Lethaby Scholarship.
Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants qualify for five Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points awarded by Board of Architects/Singapore Institute of Architects. Do note that architects must attend all days in order to qualify for the CPD points.
Who should attend Architects, surveyors, planners, conservators, home owners, and craftsperson in various fields, who wish to advance their skills and professional training. Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 1 month in advance.
Organisers NUS Baba House NUS Department of Architecture, School of Design & Environment Urban Redevelopment Authority
Held in conjunction with Singapore Heritage Festival