Biography of J. F. Gleeson
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John F Gleeson BSc MRICS AAGradDipCons. At the start of his professional career as a chartered Building Surveyor, John spent 15 years in both private and public sector employment dealing largely with the care and management of historic buildings, monuments and sites.  In 1986 he joined the College of Estate Management, where he jointly set up and developed the RICS postgraduate diploma course in Building Conservation. He continued as internal Course Director for this course until January 2001, when he set up Gleeson Historic Building Consultants.  Since then he has been working as a Historic Buildings Consultant dealing with a wide range of conservation projects, large and small, local and national.  He remains in close contact with conservation education as a visiting lecturer and examiner with a variety of educational establishments both at home and overseas. John was one of the founder members of the RICS Building Conservation Committee, Group and Forum and was chairman of the RICS Accreditation Working Panel.  In addition, John has been a consultant in Conservation Education and Studies to the British Council, a Visiting Professor at the School of Historic Preservation of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, external examiner for the Building Conservation (Technology and Management) MSc at Heriot Watt University, and has worked with the University of Reading on an EU-funded international research programme on plaster architecture.  He maintains links with universities and colleges in India, Poland, Italy and the USA.  John is the author of a number of publications, including Structural Failures in Traditional Built Domestic Buildings (published by CEM Publications) and The Principles of Building Conservation (an RICS Building Conservation Guidance Note).  He was an Editorial Advisor to the Journal of Architectural Conservation and previously joint editor of the RICS Building Conservation Journal.
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