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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.

    Events & News

    Events & News

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.



June 6-8, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. More info to come soon.



June 6-8, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. More info to come soon.

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. 


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.





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

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