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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.


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Portland Oregon APTI Workshop

Friday, May 3, 2019

Principles, technologies and protocols for cleaning historic masonry have been evolving for decades and continue to evolve.  In this new workshop practicing professionals and contractors systematically present and demonstrate the current state-of-the-art in methods, issues and best practices for cleaning.  Suitable for both emerging and experienced practitioners in preservation, the workshop will include:

•    Cleaning Philosophies

•    Masonry Materials and Geology

•    Types of Soiling

•    Cleaning Methods Overview

•    Cleaning Protocols

•    Hands-on Demonstrations of Various Cleaning Techniques

•    Reference Materials

•    Breakfast and Lunch provided 

•    Plus, Networking Cocktail Reception with the Speakers and Demonstrators

8.0 LU/HSW AIA CES and RCEP Registered credits are available for this one-day workshop. 


•    $250 - APT International members

•    $300 - Non-members

•    $150 - Emerging Professionals (out of school less than 3 years)

•    $50 - Students


To join APT International and become a member please go to apti.org

To register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg15ko1441ba4789&oseq=&c=&ch=

NEW PRESERVATION BRIEF 49: Historic Decorative Metal Ceilings and Walls: Use, Repair, and Replacement  

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. 

          WCAPT is now an AIA CES Provider.        

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