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The Western Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and the RICS SoCal Chapter invite you to a unique tour of the Conservation of Watts Towers Los Angeles. Dr. Mark Gilberg, the Project Manager and his staff from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will lead a tour of Watts Towers, which is not currently open to the public.

Following a presentation there will be a unique opportunity to go up into the scaffold and see up close the conservation work being carried out by Mark and his team of conservation experts from LACMA.

Given the limited access and frailty of the site, the tour will be limited to 25 people only. Visitors will go up the scaffolding in parties of five and will need to wear hard hats (which can be provided by APT)

After the tour, attendees will be invited to join an informal reception hosted by CBRE at Eureka located nearby Hawthorne Airport.

4:00pm - Meet at Watts Towers
4:30pm - Presentation and tour
6:00pm - Networking at Eureka (12101 Crenshaw Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250)

Sponsored by CBRE

January 23, 2019

2018 Election Results!

Dear WCAPT Members ~ we have filled (3) open positions on the Board of Directors. Welcoming our new members of the Board: Alice Custance-Baker, Annie Lo, and Michelle Sandoval.



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.




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. 

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