Thanks to all who attended the NHIG Seminar on Friday 17th November on Specifications, Tenders & Procurement in Heritage Ironwork. It was a great day full of fascinating talks set in the stunning location of St Paul’s Cathedral. The hashtag for the day was #NHIGIron.
The day began with Brian Hall welcoming everyone and introducing Hall Conservation’s own Matt Boultwood and Katrina Redman talking about Writing Specifications and The Art of Tenders.
Paul Latham of The Regeneration Practice gave a talk on the Technical Aspects of Procurement, which he smartly illustrated with a number of enticing case studies featuring everything from SS Great Briton to the Concrete House in Dulwich. He was followed by Andrew Harris of Martin Ashley Architects speaking about his hands on experience with the Tijou Gates at Hampton Court Palace.
After lunch, Mark Hammond of Caroe Architecture gave an address on his Work at St Paul’s and in particular their new project to give much better equal access for all. His talk really brought the building to life, and afterwards the delegates enjoyed an hour long tour of the cathedral.
The last talk of the day was by Francis Maude of Donald Insall Associates on the huge multi-million project to restore Kew Temperate House in Kew Gardens.
The event ended with NHIG’s Geoff Wallis launching the print version of the excellent Illustrated Conservation Guidelines.
Many thanks to everyone one who came along and especially to the six speakers who made the event a day to remember.
The seminar was organised by NHIG (National Heritage Ironworks Group) and if you’re interested in heritage ironwork then please consider supporting NHIG by joining them via: