Masonry Restoration Workshop at Eastern State Penitentiary
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Masonry Restoration Workshop at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

APT-DVC is sponsoring a half day workshop at Eastern State Penitentiary on Friday April 27 from 10 am to 1 pm. This event is being held on the final day of a week-long training program being held for masonry apprentices from Williamson College of the Trades by the International Masonry institute and the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 PA/DE.

The program will begin with an hour- long presentation on the methods and materials for repointing historic masonry structures. Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with the apprentices to repoint a section of wall along the 1903 Kitchen building, that has stone sections dating to an earlier 1830’s construction.

Additional support will be provided by Pullman SST and material is being supplied by Limeworks and Cava Building Supply.

This program counts towards 2 AIA Continuing Education Hours and lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 15 participants.

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APT DC/APTI Masonry Cleaning Workshop
Apr
20
to Apr 21

APT DC/APTI Masonry Cleaning Workshop

  • International Masonry Institute (map)
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Day 1:  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

Day 2:  is a bus tour to the Jefferson Memorial and Architect of the Capitol (AOC) in downtown Washington, DC.

10.0 LU AIA CES Registered credits are available for this 2-day workshop. (APTI04202018)

Fees:
•    $200 - APT International members
•    $225 - APT-DC Chapter members
•    $275 - 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 www.apti.org.

 


AGENDA
 
Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00 – 8:30 am    Registration, Coffee and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am    Welcome & Introduction
Presenter introductions, sponsor acknowledgements, learning objectives and introduction to the workshop beginning with the overarching questions – “Why Clean?”
Amy Lamb Woods, P.E., International Masonry Institute

9:00 – 9:50 am    Understanding Your Substrate    
An overview of the geology and material properties of the substrates to be cleaned – stone, brick, terra cotta and concrete/cast stone.  Risk factors and counter-indicators for cleaning different types of materials – such as hardness or chemical interactions – will be discussed, as well as available test methods for substrates and their potential benefits to developing a cleaning program.
Amanda Thomas Trienens, Cultural Heritage Conservation, LLC

9:50 – 10:40 am    Types of Soiling
The appropriateness and efficacy of different cleaning methods are directly related to the type of soiling to be mitigated or removed.  This presentation will review the nature of different types of soiling – dirt/soot, efflorescence, salts, biologics, metallic or mineral staining, and graffiti, other paints and coatings, whether visible or not – and their susceptibility to removal.
Sarah Holder, PROSOCO, Inc.

10:40 – 11:00 am    BREAK

11:00 – 11:50 am    Cleaning Methods Overview
An overview of currently available cleaning methods, how they work, and their suitability and risks for different substrates and soiling.  Methods to be presented include:
•    Water – misting, low and medium pressure, hot water/steam, dry ice; 
•    Chemical – detergents, acidic, alkaline, chelating agents, solvents, biocides, and poultice methods;
•    Mechanical -  dry hand tool methods, and wet and dry micro-abrasive systems; and
•    Laser systems

New developments in research and/or trials on masonry cleaning will also be discussed.
Roy Ingraffia, International Masonry Institute

12:00 – 1:00 pm    LUNCH (provided)

1:00 – 1:30 pm    Cleaning Project Approach & Methodology
This presentation considers a number of parameters that surround and affect decisions on cleaning – beforehand and during the cleaning project.  These include aligning the purposes of cleaning with expectations, who makes decisions and when, applicable standards, methods of specifying cleaning, developing a cleaning plan, and field considerations such as sequence of work, environment condition, protection, and field testing and mock ups.
Amy Lamb Woods, P.E., International Masonry Institute

1:30 – 4:00 pm    Demonstrations
Attendees will rotate through demonstrations of various cleaning methods by experienced contractors.  Most demonstrations will be performed on the actual masonry of the building.  Demonstrations will include the following categories of cleaning methods:
•    Water, steam, mist methods
•    Chemical methods
•    Micro-abrasive methods
•    Poultices and latex waterless methods
•    Laser cleaning methods

4:00 – 4:30 pm    Q&A Panel Discussion
The day’s activities will conclude with a 30-minute panel discussion with the workshop speakers.

4:30 – 6:00 pm    Cocktail and Appetizer Reception
Continue the dialogue with the speakers, demonstrators, sponsors and attendees over drinks and light appetizers.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
(all times are approximations and subject to change as the schedule is further refined)

9:00 am                     Buses pick up registrants from Comfort Inn, Bowie, MD, followed by Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC

10:30 am                   Buses arrive at Jefferson Memorial

11:30 am                   Lunch (boxed lunches provided)

12:30 pm                   Buses load for Capital Hill

1:15 pm                     Tour with the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) begins

3:30 pm                     Buses depart for Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC, followed by Comfort Inn, Bowie, MD. 

HOTELS

A block of rooms has NOT been reserved for this event, however, arrangements have been made to pick-up and drop off at the Comfort Inn, 4500 Crain Hwy., Bowie, MD AND the Hyatt Regency. 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC.  SATURDAY ONLY.  The following Bowie, MD hotels are the closest hotels to the International Masonry Institute:
 
Comfort Inn
4500 Crain Hwy.
Bowie, MD  20716
800.329.9769

Hampton Inn by Hilton
15202 Major Lansdale Blvd.
Bowie, MD  20716
844.232.9398

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
888.217.5507

SPEAKERS

Sarah Holder, PROSOCO, Inc.
Sarah Holder is PROSOCO’s Preservation Specialist. Sarah works directly with customers and provides technical support for issues related to building materials, material degradation and product performance. She also coordinates training programs centered on the needs of the preservation community. Sarah has a master of science in historic preservation and experience providing technical assistance and treatment recommendations for historic restoration projects. She is an active member of the Association for Preservation Technology International and serves on the Board of Directors for the group’s Central Plains chapter.

Roy Ingraffia, International Masonry Institute
Roy is an Associate of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). He is an Architectural Conservator with experience in design and contracting capacities and his professional work has primarily focused on the preservation of historic masonry structures through research of traditional materials/ methods and development of contemporary restoration techniques.  In addition to his work with IMI, Roy teaches the Masonry Conservation Seminar within the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania and currently chairs the board of the Association for Preservation Technology- Delaware Valley Chapter.

Amanda Thomas Trienens, Cultural Heritage Conservation, LLC
Amanda Thomas Trienens is an architecture conservator providing preservation design and construction services for historic buildings, sculptures, and monuments through her firm, Cultural Heritage Conservation LLC. Her experience is gained from many years in the field working with a variety of structures and art spanning time from the 11th century to the modern age, both locally and internationally. Amanda specializes in masonry conservation documentation, testing, analysis, quality control, and implementation. She studied architecture conservation at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Amy Lamb Woods, P.E., International Masonry Institute
Amy Lamb Woods is the Portland Director of Technical Education with the International Masonry Institute (IMI) and a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Her background combines architecture, historic preservation, and civil engineering materials. Ms. Woods has over 18 years of experience in the field of forensic engineering of building materials, both historic and contemporary structures.  Her experience includes facade and failure investigations with materials such as brick masonry, terra cotta, stone, concrete, terrazzo, and stucco. Her primary interest is with projects involving the investigation and repair of historic masonry and concrete materials. From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ms. Woods obtained a BS in Architecture, MA in Architecture Historic Preservation, and an MS in Civil Engineering Building Materials with a focus on cement chemistry.  She is a Board member for the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) and founder of Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE).

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Spring Happy Hour with YFPA + APT Delaware Valley
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Spring Happy Hour with YFPA + APT Delaware Valley

Join YFPA and APT-DVC for a Spring Happy Hour at the recently opened Love City Brewing! Completely nerd-out with members of both organizations or just come to drink some good beer and enjoy a few snacks on us. Love City Brewing is located in a former manufacturing building that served the Reading Railroad company and if you haven't been to the Callowhill Neighborhood in a while now is your chance.

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Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Free screening of "Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts"

good work.jpg

The Building Arts Department at Bryn Athyn College, in conjunction with the Glencairn Museum and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is proud to be hosting a free screening of Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts on Friday April 13th at 7:00 pm in the Great Hall of the Glencairn Museum.

Good Work is a documentary film directed by Marjorie Hunt and Paul Wagner which was co-produced by American Focus, Inc. and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Featuring painters, terracotta workers, stone-masons, stained glass craftspeople, plasterers, adobe builders, blacksmiths, and stone carvers, this 2016 production documents the functional beauty found in skyscrapers, cathedrals, homes, memorials, and other structures created and used by humankind.

The film will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m. and followed by a panel discussion at 8:30 p.m. featuring Marjorie Hunt of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington, Steven Hendricks of Historic Doors and Windows in Kempton, Pennsylvania, and a number of Bryn Athyn College building arts instructors: J. Kenneth Leap of The Painted Window in Runnemede, New Jersey, Warren Holzman of Holzman Iron Studio in Philadelphia, Michael Rossi of Rossi Metals in Philadelphia, and Jens Langlotz of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.

Seating is limited to the first 150 attendees.

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Master Class: Modern Problems – Myths and Reality in the Preservation of Modern Architecture
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Master Class: Modern Problems – Myths and Reality in the Preservation of Modern Architecture

  • University of Pennsylvania, Harvey & Irwin Kroiz Gallery / The Architectural Archives (map)
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 Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Photo by Mildred Schmertz.030.IV.A.490.8.1.

Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Photo by Mildred Schmertz.030.IV.A.490.8.1.

Since the founding of Docomomo in 1988 in the Netherlands, the global design and preservation community has become increasingly preoccupied with addressing the often unique and pressing issues raised by the need to conserve and rehabilitate the vast corpus of mid-late 20th century architecture, landscapes and urbanism.  

The architecture of the Modern Movement offers many real and perceived challenges to preservation practice that continue to be debated and tested across the spectrum of our industry.  These challenges are timely as the concept of “modernization” increasingly gains currency among commercial, institutional and government building owners fueling an exponential increase in the volume of activity in this arena.  Organizations such as ICOMOS, DoCoMoMo and APT are awakening to this trend and have undertaken broader inquiries into addressing the questions that impact the fundamental philosophy of how to work with this large and diverse legacy. This in turn has produced new guidelines such as the ICOMOS Madrid Document on Approaches for the Conservation of 20th Century Architectural Heritage and the nascent APT Principles for Practice for Renewing Modernism that are meant to complement the existing established international charters, and to help us to better evaluate and devise appropriate treatment for these properties.

This year’s Master Class, organized by PennDesign’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation will identify and evaluate some of the key challenges facing the preservation community in the preservation of modern architecture with the goal of proposing solutions or directions toward solutions for the real challenges, and helping to de-bunk or minimize other perceived failings.   It is hoped that the discussion will lead to further, more detailed investigation of some of the more persistent and complex challenges and how they interface with a general drive to increase the sustainability quota of many of these resources.

The class will kick off with a public lecture by David Fixler, FAIA, FAPT on Thursday evening followed by a day of discussion and in depth examination on the recent study and rehabilitation of Louis Kahn’s Richards Laboratories at Penn.  Participants will have the unique opportunity to examine the original drawings and associated documents with William Whitaker, Curator and Collections Manager, the Architectural Archives, and tour the facility with Fixler and Whitaker on Saturday morning. The tone will be conversational and informal. Thursday evening’s lecture is free and open to the public. 


Full Program of Events:

Thursday, April 12, 2018: Evening lecture
David N. Fixler, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP
6:00 PM
Meyerson Hall B3
The University of Pennsylvania School of Design
210 South 34th St, Philadelphia PA 19104
The evening lecture does not require registration and is free and open to the public. 

Friday, April 13, 2018: Master class   (Click here to see the full schedule)
David N. Fixler, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Harvey & Irwin Kroiz Gallery / The Architectural Archives
220 South 34th Street at Smith Walk
Lower Level of the Fisher Fine Arts Library building
Advance registration is required for the master class. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and are included with registration.

Saturday, April 14, 2018: Tour of Richards Laboratories at Penn
9:30 AM-12:00 PM.
3700 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Meet at Richards Laboratories at 9:30 AM. The tour should last approximately an hour and a half, after which the group will return to the Architectural Archives until about 12:00 PM.

 Note: The Saturday tour of the RIchards Laboratories is only open to those who
 attend the Friday master class.

There is no charge for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the master class, but registration is required. Non-Penn students will need to present a valid student ID at check-in. There is no charge for Penn faculty to attend, but registration is required.

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Lecture by David Fixler, FAIA, FAPT on Modern Problems – Myths and Reality in the Preservation of Modern Architecture
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Lecture by David Fixler, FAIA, FAPT on Modern Problems – Myths and Reality in the Preservation of Modern Architecture

  • University of Pennsylvania, Meyerson Hall, Room B3 (map)
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 1961 construction vitrines. Photo: Malcom Smith

1961 construction vitrines. Photo: Malcom Smith

This lecture serves as a kickoff event for the Master Class: Modern Problems – Myths and Reality in the Preservation of Modern Architecture. This lecture is free and open to the public. The Master Class and Tour of Richards Laboratories the following days on April 13-14th requires registration.

Since the founding of Docomomo in 1988 in the Netherlands, the global design and preservation community has become increasingly preoccupied with addressing the often unique and pressing issues raised by the need to conserve and rehabilitate the vast corpus of mid-late 20th century architecture, landscapes and urbanism. 

The architecture of the Modern Movement offers many real and perceived challenges to preservation practice that continue to be debated and tested across the spectrum of our industry.  These challenges are timely as the concept of “modernization” increasingly gains currency among commercial, institutional and government building owners fueling an exponential increase in the volume of activity in this arena.  Organizations such as ICOMOS, DoCoMoMo and APT are awakening to this trend and have undertaken broader inquiries into addressing the questions that impact the fundamental philosophy of how to work with this large and diverse legacy. This in turn has produced new guidelines such as the ICOMOS Madrid Document on Approaches for the Conservation of 20th Century Architectural Heritage and the nascent APT Principles for Practice for Renewing Modernism that are meant to complement the existing established international charters, and to help us to better evaluate and devise appropriate treatment for these properties.

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Feb
9
to Feb 10

The Concrete Surface: Symposium and Workshop

This two day symposium and workshop will explore built concrete works specifically through consideration of their surface. Valued for its strength and durability, concrete has challenged and expanded the meaning and role of the architectural surface during the material’s long and evolving deployment. The symposium will explore historical approaches to the finishing and surface treatment of concrete as well as its performance, deterioration, and conservation. Of particular interest will be past and contemporary attitudes toward aging and extended service life and methods for repair.

For more information or to register for this event, please follow the link here

AIA Continuing Education credits are available for both the symposium and workshop components of this event. 8 Learning Units are available for the February 9 symposium and 4 Learning Units are available for the February 10 workshop. To register for Continuing Education credits for the symposium, please log in to your AIA account and search for course title "The Concrete Surface Symposium". To register for credits for the workshop, please search for course title "The Concrete Surface Workshop".

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Annual Membership Meeting

Join us at the Association for Preservation Technology, Delaware Valley Chapter Annual Meeting at 6pm on Thursday, January 25. We'll gather at the second floor bar at the Standard Tap  in Philadelphia for substantial snacks and cash bar. Spend a few hours catching up with your fellow preservation colleagues as we battle the cold weather by the warmth of the fireplace.

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