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Subject: Conference on stone architectural exteriors and monuments

Conference on stone architectural exteriors and monuments

From: Susan E. Schur <ses_tec_con>
Date: Monday, February 9, 2004
This conference should be of interest to people receiving the Cons

Building with Stone: Granite and marble for architectural exteriors
and monuments
Cambridge, Massachusetts

An intensive 2-day conference/training program exploring the use,
performance, and care of granite and marble in existing and new
buildings and monuments, focussing on:

    *   quarrying
    *   selection and specifying of stone
    *   evaluation
    *   fabrication and detailing
    *   repair and maintenance

This symposium is sponsored by: Technology and Conservation,
Building and Monument Conservation, the MIT Department of
Architecture, and the Historic Resources Committee of the Boston
Society of Architects/AIA. The meeting will offer valuable insights
into the performance of granite and marble in the outdoor
environment and the appropriate selection, specification, use, and
maintenance of these stones for existing and new structures and
artistic works for:

    *   architects
    *   engineers
    *   building restoration specialists
    *   architectural conservators and objects/sculpture
    *   construction specifiers
    *   contractors
    *   stone masons and stone carvers
    *   landscape architects
    *   building maintenance supervisors
    *   campus planners
    *   operations/facilities managers and administrators of:

libraries/museums/other cultural institutions; religious properties;
educational and commercial complexes; cemeteries

    *   real estate developers
    *   federal, state, and local government officials responsible
        for the care, rehab, and/or continued viability of
        buildings/structures and of public art
    *   manufacturers/suppliers of relevant components/systems and

Conference Sessions: The conference venues will be on the MIT campus
in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hotel accommodations are attendees'
responsibility. However, a limited number of rooms are available at
a special rate at the nearby Cambridge Marriott Hotel; for details,
call Technology and Conservation at 617-623-4488.

Registration Fee: The registration fee includes:the 8am-6:15pm
conference program on May 8 and May 9, 2004; two luncheons; and the
reception on May 8. An optional tour on May 10 is available at no
additional charge for conference registrants. Registration fee:
before March 1, 2004: $405 per person (U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S.A.
bank); after March 1, 2004: $495 per person (U.S. funds, drawn on a
U.S.A. bank)

A registration form is provided after the Conference Schedule which
is shown below.

Continuing Education Credits: AIA members attending the conference
on May 8-9, 2004 will earn 16 HSW and 16 Learning Units. Additional
LUs will be earned by those attending both the conference and the
optional tour on May 10, 2004. Non-AIA members will be able to
receive a certificate of attendance for continuing education

Conference Schedule

Saturday, May 8, 2004

7:30 AM         Registration begins

8:15-8:30       Welcome

                Co-Chairs: Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA,
                Publisher-Editor, Technology and Conservation; Ivan
                Myjer, Principal, Building and Monument
                Conservation; and Prof. John E. Fernandez, MIT,
                School of Architecture and Planning--Building
                Technology Program

8:30-9:00       Historic Perspectives I (including the stone choices
                of noted architects from four time
                periods--pre-1800s, 1800s, early 1900s,
                Prof. John A. Ochsendorf, MIT School of Architecture
                and Planning--Building Technology Program

9:00-9:15       Historic Perspectives II (stone choices of some
                noted sculptors of various time periods)
                Rebecca Reynolds, Luce Fellow, Boston University

9:15-9:30       Historic Perspectives III (the role of
                transportation developments and of technology)
                W. Lewis Barlow, IV, FAIA, Senior Historical
                Architect, National Park Service

9:30-10:05      Basic Material Properties (the prime properties of
                granite and marble and how you define these, both on
                the micro and macro scale, with an emphasis on what
                these mean in terms of specifying stone)
                Dorothy Richter, PG, President, Hager-Richter
                Geosciences, Inc.

10:05-10:20     Coffee Break

10:20-11:00     Granite and Marble Performance I: Thick Wall Stone
                Buildings--The Role of Mechanical Properties, from
                traditional masonry to composites through to early
                steel-frame buildings
                Donald Friedman, PE, Donald Friedman, Consulting

11:00-11:40     Granite and Marble Performance II: Thin Wall Stone
                Buildings--The Role of Thermal and Water Absorption
                Stephen Kelley, PE, Senior Engineer, Wiss, Janney,
                Elstner Associates, Inc.

11:40-12:00     Q&A

12:00-2:00      Luncheon

2:00-2:45       Crystallization Damage in Porous Stone
                Prof. George W. Scherer, Princeton University

2:45-3:15       Specifying Granite
                John Barretto, Jr., CSI, Sales Manager-Dimension
                Stone, Fletcher Granite Co. LLC

3:15-3:35       Coffee Break / Poster Discussions

3:35-4:15       Specifying Marble
                Luca Mannolini, Vermont Marble Co.

4:15-4:50       Managing Historic and Contemporary Stone Buildings
                I: Campus Complexes
                Michael J. Mills, FAIA, Partner, Ford Farewell Mills
                and Gatsch

4:50-5:30       Managing Historic and Contemporary Stone Buildings
                II: Government Buildings (including Federal Hall)
                and Meeting Seismic Requirements for Traditional

                Marie Ennis, PE, Principal, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott

5:30-6:15       Q&A

6:15-7:45       Reception

Sunday, May 9, 2004

8:00-8:30AM     Historic Quarrying Operations

8:30-9:15       Quarrying Practice, including New Developments
                Matt Peterson, Business Development Manager,
                Fletcher Granite Co. LLC

9:15-10:00      Fabrication Basics + New Techniques
                Tony Ramos, President, New England Stone LLC

10:00-10:15     Q&A

10:15-10:30     Coffee Break

10:30-10:50     Identifying Historic Stones
                Steven Haynes, Founder/Director, Maine Granite
                Industry Historical Society Museum

10:50-11:15     Reopening Historic Quarries
                Tony Ramos, President, New England Stone LLC

11:15-11:45     Tools and Tooling
                Norman Akley, President, Trow and Holden Company

11:45-12:15     Q&A

12:15-1:45      Luncheon

1:45-2:15       Traditional Stone Detailing and Finishing
                Stephen Boyle, Stone Masonry Consultant, Mesick
                Cohen Wilson Baker Architects LLP

2:15-2:45       Replication of Existing Details--Monuments,
                Sculptures, and Grave Markers
                Ivan Myjer, Principal, Building and Monument

2:45-3:10       How to Specify Carving for Existing and New
                Buildings and Monuments
                Ivan Myjer, Principal, Building and Monument

3:10-3:25       Q&A

3:25-3:40       Coffee Break

3:40-4:20       Managing Historic and Contemporary Stone Buildings
                III: Modern Architectural Icons

                David Fixler, AIA, NCARB, Principal and Director,
                Historic Preservation, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott A&E;
                Neil McClelland, Ove Arup; and Bruno Miglio, Ove

4:20-4:50       New Methods of Evaluation
                Dr. Tamara Williams, Consultant

4:50-5:35       New Uses of Stone in Architecture
                Prof. John E. Fernandez, MIT, School of Architecture
                and Planning--Building Technology Program

5:35-6:00       Q&A

Monday, May 10, 2004 - Optional Tour

Available for conference registrants at no charge. The tours offered
(one can be selected), which will start at 9 am, are:

    *   Tour of Fletcher Granite Quarries (transportation provided)
    *   Tour of Mount Auburn Cemetery

Call For Posters:

Poster presentations on a project or research involving granite or
marble performance, detailing, use, care, or repair are welcomed. A
poster presentation would be on one 30 x 40 inch board or two 20 x
30 inch boards. An area will be set aside during the conference for
the display of posters. Poster proposals (3 or 4 sentences
describing the proposed poster) should be submitted by March 1, 2004

    Susan E. Schur
    Hon. AIA, Technology and Conservation
    76 Highland Avenue
    Somerville MA 02143.

       Registration Form for "Building with Stone" Conference

Please register me (us) for the conference:

    City, State, Zip (Postal) Code

    I would like to attend the May 10 tour (select one):

        Fletcher Granite Quarries Tour:
        Mount Auburn Cemetery Tour:

    Please indicate any special accessibility or dietary needs:

        Vegetarian Meals:
        Other Needs:

Registration Fee: $405 per person prior to March 1, 2004; $495 per
person after March 1

Guest tickets for the May 8 reception may be purchased at $50 per


Check, made payable to The Technology Organization, Inc., for U.S.
funds, drawn on a U.S. bank, for registration fee and for any guest
tickets is enclosed. Amount: $

Sign the statement below and return this form, with check, to:

    Technology and Conservation
    76 Highland Avenue
    Somerville MA 02143

Each person listed on this registration form must sign the following

    I (we) understand and agree that the participation of Technology
    and Conservation, The Technology Organization, Inc., conference
    organizers, and cooperating organizations and individuals in the
    2004 "Building with Stone" conference is limited to providing
    educational background and guidance; that all transportation,
    accommodations, tour, and other arrangements in connection with
    this Conference are under the exclusive control of others and
    that Technology and Conservation, The Technology Organization,
    Inc., conference organizers, and cooperating organizations and
    individuals have no liability or responsibility whatsoever for
    the death of any person or for any loss, expense, delay, injury,
    or other damage to any person or property (however occurring)
    on, during, and/or in relation to this "Building with Stone"
    conference and the information furnished.



If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact

    Technology and Conservation
    Fax: 617-623-2253

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:55
                Distributed: Thursday, February 19, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-55-009
Received on Monday, 9 February, 2004

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