Building Pathology Workshop
This three-day executive programme is aimed at professionals in the conservation/ heritage sector who would like to gain practical experience with building pathology in the following materials: timber, brick masonry, and plaster.
Time & Location
03 Apr 2023, 9:00 am – 10 Apr 2023, 12:00 pm
141 Neil Rd, Singapore 088870
About the event
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Conducted as part of NUS Graduate Programmes in Architectural Conservation
S$1,750 (Inclusive of 8% GST)
This three-day executive programme is aimed at professionals in the conservation/ heritage sector who would like to gain practical experience with building pathology in the following materials: timber, brick masonry,and plaster. Building pathology is a holistic approach to studying and understanding buildings, especially defects and associated remedial actions. This course is suitable for those with no prior experience.
The programme seeks to explain the common defects in historic buildings in Singapore and generally across Southeast Asian nations, which share similar construction methods and climatic conditions.
The course will cover the following:
● Various problems, deterioration, and decay associated with the traditional building materials
● Possible causes as well as consequences of the defects on historic buildings and structures
● Fundamental understanding behind a range of investigative techniques with the aid of state-of-the-art, non-destructive testing equipment and targeted laboratory tests
● Insights into the evaluative processes to assess the type and extent of defects via visual inspection and/ or other investigative methods
● Hands-on experience in performing site measurement and data acquisition with the equipment provided
The course sessions will be delivered at the newly established Architectural Conservation Laboratory (ArClab). ArClab is a conserved historic shophouse now serving as a living laboratory under the Department of Architecture, NUS. It focuses on holistic research and training related to building survey processes, in-depth analysis, and critical assessment of building materials and systems to advance in digital conservation technology, material sciences, and building aesthetics.
The course will be conducted by MAEK Consulting, a dedicated team of multi-disciplinary specialists who have provided technical services and strategies to ensure sustainable management of heritage structures and buildings for over 10 years.
Participants will be advised to wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.