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Practical Building Conservation Skills - Diagnostics and Repair of Old Buildings

This 2.5 days executive programme is aimed at government officials in the conservation/heritage sector who would like to gain practical experience with traditional building materials.


10 Jan  – 12 Jan 2024

About the event

Working with experienced practitioners and researchers, this programme aims to provide practical advice based on understanding established principles and good practices in conserving old buildings and materials in Singapore through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and site visits.


This programme is based on the principle of “maximizing preservation and minimizing cost” and adopting cautious approaches and solutions to heritage conservation on a case-by-case basis. The topics covered include understanding building materials, their deterioration, and potential remedies.


The following common traditional building materials will be included:

• Roofing (clay tiles and copper)

• Timber

• Brick

• Lime plaster

• Shanghai plaster


Learning Outcomes:

• Develop familiarity with the functions of traditional building elements/materials.

• Systematic understanding of the possible causes and consequences/effects of deterioration.

• Assessment of the building condition using diagnostic evaluations.

• Awareness of the various treatments and repair techniques available.

• Understanding of the significance of care and maintenance.



ArClab, 141 Neil Road, Singapore 088870, and various other sites



SGD 2,750 (excluding prevailing GST rate) per participant


Click here to download detailed schedule



This programme is for Urban Redevelopment Authority personnel only. 
Please register your interest here.

For further information please contact

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