Upcoming event information:
Fire Safety - Up in Smoke 360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 225, Los Angeles
Please join us for a presentation by John Fidler on fire safety issues in historic buildings and dealing with fire disasters. John was Conservation Director of English Heritage and responsible for third-party disaster responses for the English buildings cited. His department commissioned research on fire safety in historic buildings and published extensively on the subject, and case studies will be presented from York Minster, Hampton Court Palace, and Windsor Castle. Participants will learn about fire considerations and disaster preparedness for historic buildings, along with post-disaster mitigation activities.
Event Details: https://wcapt.org/event-3417723
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.
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.