SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
Working on monuments, such as jointing and bricklaying is a privileged position, and the knowledge and practical performance of these must be good and neat as possible. From conversations with colleagues, monument conservation and those directly involved in a restoration, it appears that this knowledge and experience is sometimes lacking. I therefore believe – certainly with a view to the preservation of cultural heritage – that knowledge about monuments should be shared both practically and theoretically with colleagues and anyone who has to do with a restoration. With this in mind I have developed 3 courses for this purpose that are substantiated based on both practical and theoretical knowledge, so that participants become familiar with the old materials that were once so obvious.
RECOGNIZING ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE
Themes in the courses are: the recognition of environmental damage to the masonry and jointing, damage images caused by the dry cleaning and sandblasting of stony materials on facades, damage to the masonry and jointing caused by the use of water-repellents. Re-inventing the wheel is a thing of the past. A new course ‘Fine-Repointing’ has recently been added to the offer.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR YOU AFTER COMPLETION OF A COURSE?
You broadened your knowledge and your craftsmanship. You have become familiar with working and processing authentic materials and tools. You work according to the guidelines drawn up for the restoration jointer and bricklayer. You can position yourself more strongly on the labour market as an employee, independent professional or as a job seeker. This makes it more attractive for employers, clients and the private market.
For companies, we also organize In-Company courses to your wishes and at your designated location. Our courses are supported by: Bouw Radius Trainingen, Bouwschool Breda, Hollands Bouwen, Bouwcirkel, Bouwmensen Limburg-Zuid and Nationaal Centrum Erfgoedopleidingen.
Your teacher is: Ron van Heeswijk.