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Hibernia Bank Tour and Happy Hour


San Francisco, June 25th


WCAPT and Heritage YP enjoyed a special hard hat tour of the Hibernia Bank (1892) by Architect Albert Pissis. Many thanks to Terrence Paret (Wiss, Janey, Elstner) and Nigel Black (Landmark Construction) for a very instructive and enjoyable tour! And special thanks to Allison Vanderslice of Heritage YP for keeping everyone organized!


For more photos of the tour, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WCAPT.  


WCAPT examined the current seismic retrofit using center-coring, steel plate shear wall, and carbon fiber wrap systems. The tour included access to original bank vaults that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire! An incredible opportunity to step inside a building that has not been open to the public in decades!


Stay tuned for more tours of recently rehabilitated landmark structures as part of "Landmark Preservation Projects" series. 




The Western Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (WCAPT) is a not-for-profit educational association promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning the conservation of historic resources and the application of preservation technology.
This Chapter of the APTI is intended to serve the needs of interested persons in the Western United States, including but not limited to, California, Nevada, and Arizona.
Our Mission
Promoting the study, conservation and rehabilitation of cultural resources through technology.

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WCAPT continues to present best practices to the practicing preservation professional, encourage student involvement and integration into the professions, employ the latest internet and social media tools to maintain communications, bring craftspeople and designers together to share our knowledge, and expand our service to the western region we represent.

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2015 WCAPT Brochure

2015 Call for Nominations
             APT  Board  


The APT Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to the APT Board of Directors.  The deadline for receipt of all nomination materials is Friday, July 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM CDT.     


The APT Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the APT Board of Directors including  president, two vice presidents ( 2 ) and five ( 5 ) director positions.
It is a goal of the nomination process that the board continue to reflect the balance of preservation and conservation disciplines and the geographic diversity that makes APT such a rich and productive organization.


Nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by July 17, 2015 and must be supported by a petition of six (6) members in good standing in accordance with APT's bylaws. The petition may be in the form of an email stating support, directed to APT Administration at: administration@apti.org.


Each nomination should include contact information, a biography (not to exceed 150 words), and a brief statement of interest from the nominee (not to exceed 100 words). The nomination must be submitted as a Word document file or PDF file to the email listed below.  The slate of nominees will be sent to the general membership for online voting beginning September 3, 2015.  Successful nominees will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in Kansas City, on November 3, 2015.



An APT Director must be a current member of APT at the time of  nomination or appointment.  APT Directors are elected for a two-year term, and may stand for re-election for a second term. The board meets four times a year:  face-to-face twice a year; once at the Annual Conference and again in the spring; and twice by teleconference. 


A Board member may miss no more than 50% of the board meetings per calendar year without being asked to step down from the Board.

Board members also typically serve as a committee chair or co-chair and are required to lead those committees and report back to the Board on their progress.


APT Officers and Directors travel at their own expense and pay for their own meals and accommodations. The rewards, however, are substantial.  APT Directors make a significant contribution to the only international organization committed solely to preservation technology. In addition, many of the friendships formed through board and committee work last a lifetime. 


Nominations should be sent to:   APT Administration, Email: administration@apti.org
Backup printed documents may be sent to the APT office but this is not required.  These may be sent to: APT Nominating Committee Chair c/o APT, 3085 Stevenson Drive, Suite 200 Springfield, IL 62703 Fax: 888.723.4242.


Questions? E-mail Nathela Chatara at: administration@apti.org.
Nomination Deadline:  July 17, 2015


P a r t n e r E v e n t s




 Early Registration through September 1st





Joint Presentation by WCAPT and APTI Documentation Technical Committee


In this intensive day-long session all cutting-edge technologies for the non-destructive evaluation of the built environment at all scales will be explored and analyzed.


Register at www.usc.edu/programs/summer/hc.





 Hibernia Bank Happy Hour
at The HALL, 1028 Market


Another exciting Happy Hour after another amazing tour of the Hibernia tour at THE HALL, located in the historic Hollywood Billiards building (constructed in 1907). THE HALL supports local SF Food purveyors that source sustainable ingredients from the SF Bay Watershed.


Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers Tour




This tour of Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers in Benicia on the morning of Wednesday April 22nd focused on wallpaper hand production and the manufacturing  processes: artwork, screen preparation, and color mixing.  Samples on the walls were reviewed in the context of schools of design and Victorian trends. 


A wealth of information was packed into this efficient one hour orientation to Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers, given by our knowledgeable tour guide Burt.  Thanks to Burt and the entire staff at Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers for this informative and fun inside tour!


To view photos and commentary of the entire tour, visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/WCAPT.



About APTI

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a cross - disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. Membership in APT provides exceptional opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas. APT members, who hail from more than 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, craftspersons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation. The international, interdisciplinary character of APT - with its outstanding publications, conferences, training courses, awards, student scholarships, regional chapters, and technical committees - makes it the premier worldwide network for anyone involved in the field of historic preservation.


To help promote APTI when giving presentations, APTI has developed some informational PowerPoint slides to add to your PowerPoint presentation. Download the PowerPoint images and a suggested script below.








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