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Conference on care of brownstone/sandstone structures

From: Susan E. Schur <ses-techcon>
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2000
Preservation and Care Of Brownstone Buildings and Structures
Providence, Rhode Island
March 31 - April 1, 2001

Below is information on an upcoming conference that should be of
interest to Conservation DistList readers, particularly
architectural conservators, object conservators, architects,
cultural resource managers, engineers, facilities directors and
operations managers of museums/libraries/other cultural and historic
institutions and of commercial and residential facilities, campus
planners, building preservation specialists, and others responsible
for the rehab, care, and/or continued viability of
brownstone/sandstone structures and ornamentation.

The registration fee covers the full conference program on Saturday,
March 31, and Sunday, April 1, 2001; the Saturday evening reception;
and the Saturday and Sunday luncheons. The registration fee is $335
U.S. per person until Feb.15, 2001; after Feb. 15th, the
registration fee is $395 U.S. per person. (AIA members who are
interested in meeting their continuing education requirement and who
attend this conference will receive credits of 18 HSW and 18
Learning Units. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The preliminary schedule detailing topics to be covered and speakers
is shown below.

To register for the conference (which is sponsored by Technology and
Conservation, Building and Monument Conservation, and the Historic
Resources Committee of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA, and
which will be held in Providence, Rhode Island), or for further
information, contact:

    Technology and Conservation
    Attn: Susan E. Schur
    76 Highland Avenue
    Somerville MA 02143
    Fax: 617-623-2253

Preliminary Program

Saturday, March 31, 2001

7:30 - 8:15 am  Registration

8:15 - 8:45     Welcome and Introductory Remarks
                Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA, Publisher-Editor,
                Technology and Conservation, and Ivan Myjer,
                Principal, Building and Monument Conservation

8:45 - 9:30     Brownstones: Their Architectural Appeal vs.Their
                Material Characteristics
                Prof. Frank Matero, Chairman, Graduate Program in
                Historic Preservation and Director, Architectural
                Conservation Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania

9:30 - 10:15    The Nature of Brownstone Deterioration:
                Microstructure, Geological Formations, and Other
                Failure-Potential Properties of Brownstones and
                Related Sandstones
                Steven J. Stokowski, President, Stone Products

10:15 - 10:30   Q&A

10:30 - 11      Coffee Break

11    - 11:45   The Role of the Environment: Quarrying and Design
                Decisions Plus Weather
                Ivan Myjer, Principal, Building and Monument

11:45 - 12:30   Design and Engineering of Brownstone Structures
                Edmund P. Meade, Senior Engineer, Robert Silman
                Associates P.C.

12:30 - 12:40   Q&A

12:40 - 2       Luncheon

2    - 2:45     Walking Tour through the Providence Cathedral
                Brownstone Restoration Project
                Carol Ann Nelson, AIA, Building Commission, Diocese
                of Providence; David B. Coe, AIA, Architect, Perry
                Dean Rogers and Associates; Gary Gnazzo, President,
                Joseph Gnazzo and Sons; and Ivan Myjer, Principal,
                Building and Monument Conservation

                Craft and Tool Demonstrations,
                Nick Micros, Sculpture Conservation Craftsman, and
                others TBA

                Poster Presentations

2:45 - 3:15     Discussion of Cathedral Brownstone Restoration
                Project (technical aspects and policy aspects,
                e.g.., how an organization with numerous facilities
                decides on what buildings have priority)
                Carol Ann Nelson, AIA, Building Commission, Diocese
                of Providence

3:15 - 3:45     Evaluation of Brownstone/Sandstone Deterioration
                (including assessment of various building types,
                such as institutional religious, educational,
                commercial, and residential buildings)
                Dr. Judith E. Selwyn, Principal, Preservation
                Technology Associates

3:45 - 4        Coffee Break

4    - 4:30     Case History - Religious Structure: Albany (NY)
                Cathedral, John J.Messick, AIA, Partner, and Larry
                Wilson, Partner, Messick-Cohen-Wilson-Baker

4:30 - 5        Case History--Municipal Building: Ames Memorial Hall
                (Easton, MA)
                David Fixler, AIA, Principal and Director of
                Historic Preservation, Einhorn, Yaffee, Prescott
                Architecture and Engineering, P.C. 5:00 - 5:30 Q&A

6:15 - 7:15    Reception

Sunday, April 1, 2001

8:45 - 9:45am   Repair and Cleaning Options: Selecting a Suitable
                Prof. Norman Weiss, Consulting Scientist, Columbia

9:45 - 10:30    The Case for Mechanical Repairs
                Anne Holford-Smith, AIA, Senior Associate, Platt
                Byard Dovell Architects, and Nick Micros, Sculpture
                Conservation Craftsman

10:30 - 10:40   Q&A

10:40 - 11      Coffee Break

11    - 11:40   The Case for Patching (including laboratory
                evaluation program and outdoor/garden structures
                case history)

11:40 - 12:20   The Case for Chemical Treatments
                George Wheeler, Geochemist/Conservation Scientist

12:20 - 12:30   Q&A

12:30 - 1:55    Lunch

1:55 - 2:35     The Case for Replacement with Cast Stone
                Kevin B. Cash, P.E., Principal, Simpson Gumpertz and
                Heger, Inc.

2:35 - 3:15     The Case for Replacement with Natural Stone
                Ivan Myjer, Principal, Building and Monument
                Conservation, and G. Michael Meehan, President,
                Portland Brownstone Quarries

3:15 - 3:25     Q&A

3:25 - 3:40     Coffee Break

3:40 - 4:20     Choosing and Implementing the Most Suitable
                Treatment for Brownstone Restoration/Repair
                Glenn Boornezian, Co-President, Integrated
                Conservation Resources Inc.

4:20 - 5:10     Maintenance of Brownstone Structures: Establishing
                Care Programs, Carol Ann Nelson, AIA, Building
                Commission, Diocese of Providence; Michelle Noris,
                P.E., Norfast Consulting Group (Sr. Project Manager
                for Cooper Union); and others TBA

5:10 - 5:45     Q&A

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:32
                Distributed: Thursday, December 7, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-32-017
Received on Thursday, 30 November, 2000

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