Demolition & Structural Refurbishment


1-day course

CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1 / C2

Course Aim

This course provides guidance on specific aspects of demolition and refurbishment. It has a particular focus on comparing existing constructions with new constructions.

Course Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Compare the differences between refurbishment and new construction
  • Demonstrate an understanding of traditional construction
  • Evaluate practical options for the demolition of major buildings
  • Identify specific structural hazards that may occur in demolition
  • Understand temporary structural support methods

Course Programme

Morning Session

  • Introduction
  • Demolition Requirements
  • Demolition Techniques
  • Structural hazards in Demolition
  • Demolition of Complex Structures

Afternoon session

  • Principles of Refurbishment
  • Historic Building Construction
  • Temporary Works for demo/refurb
  • Retained Facades
  • Conclusion & questions

Who Should Attend?

This course will be of interested to design engineers as well as contractors, client managers and advisors concerned with demolition and refurbishment.

The course is designed to cover specific engineering topics, and therefore will be of maximum benefit to those with a reasonable level of experience in construction and/or demolition.

Trainer’s Profile

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Charles Treasure has over 40 years’ experience in structural and geotechnical design for temporary works, and in management and coordination of the design process. Much of this work has involved complex demolition projects. He is an Associate in Wentworth House Partnership.

Sustainability Badge

Engineers Ireland supports the Sustainable Development Goals. This event contributes to Engineers Ireland's Sustainability Framework.

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email