National Trust partners with CIOB to host free surveying workshops

Published : Mon 2nd Nov

Surveying forms a huge part of our work here at the National Trust, and in light of our recent research, we recognised a need to raise awareness and knowledge around this particular area.

Using this information as our starting point, we’ve created and implemented a number of free events, in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). We’re really proud to be hosting these events, which are a number of half day CPD seminars across the country.

The workshops, which began on 14th September, are based across eight of our outstanding properties around England and Wales, including Quarry Bank Mill, one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites, and Hardwick Hall, an Elizabethan masterpiece.

The seminars focus on heritage and conservation principles in surveying, exploring the day-to-day work of our Surveyors. With a locally based presentation, attendees learn all about life as a Surveyor at the Trust and explore best practice for the protection of historic buildings, before a Q&A with National Trust experts from a range of areas, including consultancy managers and direct labour teams. Attendees also have the chance to walk around the property site and get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at ongoing construction projects in action such as the re-roofing operation at Dyrham Park, which is one of the fully booked events.

As a leader in heritage and conservation, we’re looking forward to bringing our unique perspective to the CIOB and showcase the wide variety of work and projects that make up our Surveying roles at the Trust. The wokshops were open to anyone from the construction industry and provide a real insight into our incredibly diverse portfolio, highlighting the vital importance of Surveying in this sector.

We’ve had a fantastic response to the workshops, and hope to build upon the success of these with similar events in the near future.

Please visit the Surveying page on our jobs website to find out more about what we do. 


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