International award for conservation research
Thursday, 2nd November, 2017
Chris Whitman and Oriel Prizeman who lead the Welsh School of Architecture MSc Sustainable Building Conservation programme have been presented with the Association for Preservation Technology International’s Oliver Torrey Fuller Award.
First presented in 1985, the award was created to recognize the article that best demonstrates technical excellence and innovation published in the APT Bulletin during the year in which the award is conferred.
The award-winning article “U-value Monitoring of Infill Panels of a Fifteenth-century Dwelling in Herefordshire, UK” is a study of the energy performance of a 15th century cruck framed hall in the Wye Valley. This building forms one of the case studies being investigated as part of Chris’ PhD project “Low Carbon Retrofit of Historic Timber-Framed Buildings in the UK”.
The award was presented at the Association for Preservation Technology International’s award banquet at the Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa Canada, as part of the joint conference between the Association for Preservation Technology International and the National Trust for Canada.