At an award ceremony at Technium Cast in Bangor, the restoration of Cardiff Castle won the building conservation
Places to Live, Places to Work: will help look after some of the most important historic structures in the North Pennines and give opportunities to increase historic building conservation
The six categories are: building conservation
, regeneration, sustainability, community benefit, building of the year and award for excellence.
The scheme was introduced by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1987 to help raise the standard of historic building conservation
in response to the growing demand for highly trained craftsmen and women who understand the wide range of skills and methods used in conservation projects.
The 2003 Awards are designed to encourage sustainable development, and will be given in three categories for building conservation
, urban, rural or coastal regeneration ,and building efficiency.
The 17 shortlisted entries celebrate achievements including the sustainable Coed Y Brenin visitors centre, Dolgellau; the renovation of the derelict T Coch barns in Denbighshire, nominated for the building conservation
award; the Blast Engine House project in Merthyr Tydfil which has been shortlisted for the community benefit award; and the Carmarthen town package in the category of regeneration.
For over 20 years I have been involved in building conservation
in this city and to claim such a title at present is quite wrong if the art of architecture is considered part of culture.
The RICS Awards 2006 has four categories: building conservation
, regeneration, sustainability and community benefit.
The company has received the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Building Conservation
Award 2000 and an Oxford Preservation Trust.
A record 17 entries were made from Welsh projects in the four RICS Awards categories - building conservation
, regeneration, community benefit and sustainability - with most entries in the sustainability group.
More than 50 local contractors and chartered building professionals will attend the course, led by Tim Ratcliffe, a conservation architect who has worked as a plasterer's labourer and applies a practical approach to building conservation
According to Ahmad , there is no suitable system in discovering and recording the processes of heritage building conservation
, which may affect the task of diagnosing building problems in the future .