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Sacramento Historic Home Tour 

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 10 - 4 p.m.

Tour six distinctive, stately homes in Sacramento’s Capitol Mansions Historic District. On the self-guided, pedestrian tour of this historic district which includes Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Prairie Bungalow and Classic Four-Square styles of architecture. For more information, visit http://www.preservationsacramento.org/hometour/

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

International Workshop - 

Lime Plaster and Lime Wash Historic Adobe Structures - 

Dona Ana Village, New Mexico

 A TICAL will occur in Dona Ana village Oct. 9-13, 2018. Community members, Pat Taylor, representatives of INAH, UNM and Cornerstones will jointly lead the workshop. The workshop will address traditional adobe repairs, lime plaster and lime wash of historic structures in Dona Ana, an historic district listed on the State and National Register. Sponsored by: the Historic Preservation Education Foundation, the National Park Service, Dona Ana Village Historic Preservation Committee, Cornerstones Community Partnerships, University of New Mexico, Pat Taylor Inc., and the Institute Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH). For information regarding the TICAL and to register contact Karen Kuranz, Cornerstones Community Partnerships at 505-982-9521 or kkuranz@cstones.org and visit www.cstones.org  for more detailed information.

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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