nucleargraduate Rob Ward recently attended the Institution of Historic Building Conservation’s Annual School in Worcester, having been commended in the institute’s Gus Astley Student Awards. Rob's master’s thesis on Assessment of Large Drystone Structures on the Heritage Railway was commended for its wider application to drystone structures throughout the UK’s transport network.
The award was presented by IHBC president, David Macdonald and one of the award trustees, Bob Kindred. The annual school in Worcester included tours of Worcester’s historic buildings, such as the Cathedral, allowing access to areas not open to the public. There was a day seminar with talks from experienced conservation professionals and an evening reception in the Old Palace.
‘This was a great chance to network with experienced conservation professionals and has spurred me on to work towards becoming a Conservation Accredited Engineer’ Rob said.