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Iron and Steel: Conservation of Ireland's Structural Heritage

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 30 May 2018
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €245
    Non-Members: €295

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1

Seminar Overview

This annual event will bring together conservation experts and their extensive knowledge on the theme of structural iron and steel. It will explore the engineering history of iron and steel, as well as the design and use of iron and steel to date. It will focus on technical assessments and the practicalities of conservation repair. A number of case studies will provide detailed examples of successes and lessons learned on iron and steel conservation projects in Ireland.  


  • Dr. Colin Rynne, UCC. 'The History of Iron and Steel as a Building Material in Ireland, c. 1600-1930'
  • Dermot O Dwyer, Associate Professor, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineer. Trinity College Dublin. ‘History of the design and use of Iron and Steel elements in Engineering’
  • Dermot Nolan, Conservation Consultant, Dermot Nolan and Associates Ltd. ‘Application of Conservation Principles to working with Historic Ironwork'
  • Edward Bisgood, Designer, Artist Blacksmith,  Restorer and Metal Worker, Bushy Park Ironworks. 'Site Assessment and Practical Conservation of Ironwork From a Contractors Point of View'
  • Simon Clarke, Partner and Metallurgical Consultant, Sandburg Consultants (UK). 'Metallurgy and Testing of Historic Iron and Steel'
  • John Casey, Director, CORA Consulting Engineers. ‘Case Study – The CHQ building, formerly known as the Stack A Building’
  • Lisa Edden – Consulting Structural Engineer, CORA Consulting Engineers ‘Case Study – The Guinness bridge at the Strawberry Beds'
  • Enda Mc Kenna, General Manager, McFarlands Associates Ltd. ‘Case Study - Long Term Protection of Steel Framed Structures using Cathodic Protection’
  • Stephen Bateson, Principal Structural Engineer, Irish Rail.  'Case Study - Irish Rail Bridges'
  • Kieran Ruane, Chartered Engineer and lecturer, CIT & Michael Minehane, Chartered Senior Engineer, RPS. ‘Case studies – Structural Assessment’


Who Should Attend?
This one day seminar would be of interest to any engineer, building professional or archaeologist working with iron and steelwork structures.





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30 May 2018


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.