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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. The western chapter of the APTI seeks to serve the needs of interested persons in the Western United States, including but not limited to, California, Nevada, and Arizona.

The WCAPT MISSION: Promoting the study, conservation and rehabilitation of cultural resources through technology.

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WCAPT/USC Documentation Technologies

ALL-DAY Workshop Saturday, May 26, 2017 University of Southern California




A reprisal of the popular summer docu-day lectures. An exceptional workshop focused on documentation technologies from Measured Building Survey (MBS) and Non Destructive Evaluation tools to photogrammetry and HABS/HAER documentation. Mark your calendars for Saturday May 26, 2017.



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 Membership Renewal

Please renew today to help us support our mission.  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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APTI members are discounted 33%! Join at the APTI Discount membership level or edit your member profile by selecting the APTI Discount level from the drop-down menu.

Memberships are automatically prorated throughout the membership calendar year so there is no penalty for joining between renewal periods.

Sponsor level membership admits three representatives of the organization or firm as members, while Patron level membership admits six representatives as members.

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WCAPT 2016 BROCHURE

About WCAPT

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.


 

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.

 

2015 APT PROMOTIONAL PPT

APT PROMOTION SCRIPT 

NEW PRESERVATION BRIEF 49

Historic Decorative Metal Ceilings and Walls: Use, Repair, and Replacement  (20 pages. 25 illustrations. ISBN 978-0-16-093630-2)

  

Expanding the venerable series of technical documents, PB 49 discusses the history and manufacturing of decorative metal for ceiling and wall applications. It provides information on paint removal, maintenance, and repair; and includes guidance on replacement.

Available for download here: https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/preservedocs/preservation-briefs/49Preserve-Brief-DecorativeMetal.pdf


Updated Seismic Retrofit Preservation Brief

The National Park Service has released an update of Preservation Brief #41 on Seismic Retrofit of historic buildings. The revised Brief contains expanded and updated information covering new technologies such as fiber wrap, as well as expanded graphic representations illustrating general issues and needs associated with the seismic rehabilitation of historic buildings. 

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Broadway Trade Center Downtown LA

Workshop | Tour | Reception

The Broadway Trade Center located at 801 Broadway was the site of the former Hamburger’s Department Store which opened in 1908. Designed by Alfred F. Rosenheim, this building was one of the first department stores to operate in Los Angeles. Now designated as a Los Angeles Cultural Monument, this building is being brought back to life in a dramatic way. We will hear about the exciting development from the architects, including how the 3D BIM model was generated of a million+ square foot property, and experience an exclusive hands-on workshop for window restoration and terra cotta repair followed by a tour. Reception immediately to follow. This a unique opportunity to witness a Beaux Arts era building being restored to its former grandeur.

Sponsored by Spectra, Chattel, Omgivning,

Mollenhauer and Waterbridge Capital.

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Mesa to Mountain:
Preservation in the American West

Salt Lake City, Utah  March 2017
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of APT is hosting a 2-day symposium titled "Mesa to Mountain: Preservation in the American West" in cooperation with the Northwest Chapter of APT, WCAPT and APT International. The symposium will include paper sessions, tours, and a keynote address! Paper sessions focused on three tracks focusing on Seismic Retrofit of Historic Buildings, Materials and Construction Techniques, and Cultural Resource Management.

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WCAPT Annual Meeting
February 24th 2017  
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA 
  

2017 Annual Meeting was held at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. with a visit to GCI laboratories to hear about work by Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Science, followed by presentations on two GCI Buildings and Sites programs - the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI) and the Earthen Architecture Initiative (EAI).



        Details: PAST EVENTS PAGE LINK

     

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Documentation Technology Workshop

Point Reyes National Seashore, CA February, 2017


APT Documentation Technologies & Vanishing Treasures Workshop

February  2017 at the Point Reyes National Seashore

Details: PAST EVENTS PAGE LINK

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Masonry Repair &
Restoration Workshop

September 2016 at Stanford University 

        
Details: PAST EVENTS PAGE LINK
    

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Weathering of Fiberglass
      Facsimiles Lecture
    
September, 2016

 

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PARTNER EVENT: AIA Central Valley
Weekend Preservation Events
October 2016

Sacramento area members can enjoy all or any of the Central Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Experience Architecture Weekend.

Details: PAST EVENTS PAGE LINK

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Monadnock Building
Rehabilitation Lecture & Tour
December, 2016

        Details: PAST EVENTS PAGE LINK  

                                                     WCAPT is now an AIA CES Provider.

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