17th AGM of the Building Limes Forum Ireland


The 17th AGM of the Building Limes Forum Ireland will be on
Thursday 19th May 2022 at 6.00 pm (in-person event).

Venue: Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

If you would like more information on the AGM/nomination/election, send an email to the BLFI Administrator (info@blfi.net).

 ‘Reflecting on 30 years working with lime’

After the AGM at 6:30 pm,
the guest speaker will be
Ivor McElveen
with over 40 years of experience
in the public and private sectors.



Ivor is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. His earlier career was with the Industrial Development Authority serving in both the United States and Europe. 

An engineering graduate with an MA Degree from TCD he also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Building Repair and Conservation from Trinity as well as a Professional Development Diploma in Historic Conservation and Repair from West Dean College, Chichester, UK, where he studied under the late John Ashurst.

Ivor is a former member of the Heritage Council, a director of ICOMOS Ireland, serves on the Committee of the Engineers Ireland Conservation Group, and is a former Chairman of the Building Limes Forum Ireland. 

Prior to establishing a Conservation Consultancy practice in Wexford in 1998, he lived in the Czech Republic and engaged in the management of a large private restituted estate comprising extensive agricultural lands and other properties including seven castles, which were of architectural and historical significance, and an extensive art collection.

Before taking up the foregoing post in 1994, he was an advisor to a Czech Government Minister appointed by the European Commission in 1990.

In 2014, under the auspices of the BLFI, Ivor with others embarked on the HLM Project investigating the hot-mix method of making mortar as practised in Scotland. A report was produced in 2015 which resulted in continued work being undertaken by Historic Environment Scotland and Historic England, which is ongoing. 


The talk is free to BLFI members. Guests are very welcome to join at 6.30 pm. We would be grateful for non-members for a €10 donation to BLFI or if they join the membership.


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Early Bird Ticket
to the
BLF Annual Gathering now!

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Early Bird Tickets are available until the 1st of June 2022. 

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