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Symposium on emergency planning

From: Richard Unterman <umcarubm>
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2002
APTI-ICOMOS Canada Symposium.

Toronto is hosting, the first time since 1984, the APT International
Annual Conference. (APT)  APT is an international organization
specializing in the conservation of Cultural resources.   This
year's theme, Extreme Impacts: Measured Response examines emergency
mitigation, planning and conserving heritage buildings and sites.
Speakers from around the world will present new technologies, case
studies and experiences on some of the worlds most significant
heritage sites.

APT offers accredited workshops by the AIA and OAA.

Heritage at Risk? International Responses to Fire: Prevention and
Retrofit (learning by fire)
Fairmont Royal York
September 12, 2002
Limited to 100 participants
Registration fee: $250.00
CDN, $160.00 US
Same day / space available $300.00 CDN, $190.00 US

You can register online at, <URL:>

Co-ordinator Richard Unterman, ICOMOS Canada Vice-President

ICOMOS Canada presents a one-day symposium on how to prevent or at
least reduce loss through proper fire prevention methods for
historic buildings. Experts from world heritage sites using case
examples from England, Canada and the United States will discuss the
impact of fire, smoke and water damage, prevention methods and
lessons learned from fire damaged artifacts. Delegates to the 2001
ICOMOS Canada AGM in Halifax and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia met face to
face with a catastrophic fire. Lunenburg, a World Heritage Site lost
the second oldest church in Canada to a Halloween fire. Three years
ago, the unique St Georges in Halifax was also destroyed by fire and
has since been rebuilt.

In the last three years two major Nova Scotia landmarks have been
lost to fire. How can such tragedies be avoided? Ironically, St
John's had recently been retrofitted with a sprinkler system. So
what went wrong? This symposium brings together professionals from
all sectors of conservation: architects, engineers, conservators
building managers, emergency response personnel, building officials
and from the private sector fire prevention industry.

This symposium speakers are:

    John Rubes P. Eng., Leber Rubes Inc., Building Code Consultants
    will discuss the constraints and opportunities for historic
    buildings located in downtown areas.

    Kate Frame, Conservator and Royal Housekeeper, Historic Royal
    Palaces, United Kingdom, will discuss measures and practices
    employed to protect interior furnishings and artwork in the
    event of fire.

    Emma Carmichael, Chartered Surveyor, Historic Royal Palaces,
    United Kingdom will discuss her work at Windsor Castle and at
    the Historic Royal Palaces where she is presently engaged in
    building and fire code issues.

    Bill Hockey, Architect, Parks Canada, Atlantic Region will
    provide a review of recent Atlantic Canada projects where
    catastrophic fire has resulted in loss of heritage building
    fabrics after the fire as a result of immediate requirements to
    investigate the source of fire.

    Marilyn Kaplan, Architect, Consultant. Albany, New York is
    presently producing a book describing building code issues such
    as fire safety and code-related problems and solutions. Ms.
    Kaplan will provide an American perspective to the topic.

Richard Unterman

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