3D technologies for the design, fabrication and restoration of historical architectural mouldings

Friday 22 April 2016

Room 808, Cockcroft building, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4GJ

Join us for a University of Brighton CPD workshop on either 26th February or 22nd April 2016.

Scope

Our CPD programme offers the chance to explore the traditional approaches used to fabricate architectural ornament and the application of innovative new 3D technologies to this area of work. In particular, we will be looking at 3D scanning and modelling and the use of 3D printing for the fabrication of moulds and mouldings. In the near future, these technologies hold the promise of generally increasing the quality of work delivered while reducing associated costs.
The day-long course is aimed at building professionals: surveyors, architects and engineers but there are no technical entry requirements - participants need only a basic understanding of architectural ornament and its manufacture. The session will end with attendees exchanging ideas about the future requirements of the new technologies in this area.
Please note, the course is designed to be hands-on and offer participants the opportunity to try both traditional and new methods of moulding, casual, easy-to-clean, dress is recommended.

This event is a result of our research on the digtisation of ornament using 3D technologies. For more information, see here: http://semantics3d.culturalinformatics.org.uk/

Programme

09.45- 10.00 Arrival and coffee
10.00 – 12.00 Traditional approaches used to fabricate architectural ornament
Nick Tyson, Regency Town House
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 3D technologies for the documentation of mouldings
Karina Rodriguez & Dean Few, Cultural Informatics Research Group, University of Brighton
14.00 – 15.00 Digital Fabrication technologies for the reproduction of mouldings
(including a visit to the 3D printing lab at the University of Brighton)
Karina Rodriguez, Cultural Informatics Research Group, University of Brighton
15.00 – 15.30 Tea and coffee
Q&A and Networking
15.30 Close

Registration

Fee: The event is free and we will provide lunch and refreshments. Places are limited.
To book please click here: http://shop.brighton.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=30

Travel

How to find us: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us/maps/brighton-maps/moulse...
As there is no parking on site we recommend you arrive by public transport.
Moulsecoomb station is adjacent to the Cockcroft Building and buses 24, 25, 25A, 25C, 28 and 49 provide a frequent service to the Cockcroft Building from central Brighton.

Instructors

The course is led by Karina Rodriguez, Dean Few and Nick Tyson.

Karina and Dean work with the Cultural Informatics Research Group at the University of Brighton (http://culturalinformatics.org.uk). The group’s interests revolve around making digital and 3D technologies a practical proposition for the documentation and dissemination of cultural heritage.

Nick is the Curator of The Regency Town House heritage centre in Brighton and has a special interest in the documentation and teaching of traditional building practice.