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Conference on clay bricks

From: Susan E. Schur <ses_tec_con<-a>
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
"Clay Bricks in the 21st Century: Design, Preservation, and Care of
    Contemporary and Historic Architecture"
Mar 25-26, 2006
Deadline for Early Registration rate: January 15, 2006

"Clay Bricks in the 21st Century: Design, Preservation, and Care of
Contemporary and Historic Architecture", an intensive two-day
conference sponsored by Technology and Conservation, the Historic
Resources Committee Boston Society of Architects/AIA, and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of
Architecture--will be held on the MIT campus in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, on March 25-26, 2006.

This conference will provide valuable, practical information for:

    architectural and object conservators
    building preservation specialists
    construction specifiers
    operations/facilities managers and administrators of cultural,
        educational and religious organizations, and commercial and
        governmental complexes
    manufacturers/supplies of products and systems for the
        preservation, repair, restoration, and/or maintenance of
        clay bricks

and others responsible for buildings, structures, and public art
utilizing brick.

Among the topics to be discussed are:

    *   the basic material properties of clay bricks, the role of
        mechanical, thermal, and water absorption properties on
        performance and durability, and the effects of environmental
        conditions on both traditional clay brick buildings and on
        modern thin-veneer structures and artistic works

    *   how these material characteristics and interactions need to
        be considered in specifying clay bricks for new designs and
        for restoration/preservation projects

    *   new developments in manufacturing and fabrication operations
        and in constructions techniques, and how these innovative
        processes can expand design freedom in new construction and
        new artistic projects, as well as facilitate preservation

    *   practical, cost-effective strategies for identifying
        historic bricks, procedures for determining/evaluating brick
        deterioration, and techniques for replicating historic

    *   viable approaches to preservation/maintenance planning,
        facilities management, and repair/replacement programs for
        both old and new structures

    *   case histories, including those examining new uses of clay

All of the sessions are designed to offer attendees insights into
the performance of clay bricks in the outdoor environment...and the
appropriate selection, specification, use, and maintenance of these
bricks for existing and new buildings and artistic works.

The registration fee (which covers the March 25 and 26, 2006
conference program, two luncheons, and a Saturday evening reception,
as well as optional tours offered on Monday, March 27):

Registration before January 15, 2006 is $410 per person. After
January 15, the registration fee is $495 per person. Registration is
on a first-come, first-served basis.

The conference schedule and contact information are given below:

Saturday, March 25, 2006

7:30-8:15am     Check-in

8:15-8:30am     Welcome

                    Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA
                    Publisher-Editor, Technology and Conservation,

                    Prof. John A. Ochsendorf
                    MIT School of Architecture and Planning

8:30-9:30am     Perspectives

                    Dr. James W. P. Campbell, RIBA
                    Fellow and Director of Studies, Architecture and
                    History of Art, Queens' College, Cambridge
                    University; Research Associate, Cambridge (UK)
                    Historic Buildings Group; and Director of
                    Conservation, Finch Forman Architects

9:30-10:15am    Expressive Qualities of Brickwork

                    Edward Allen, FAIA
                    Architect, Edward Allen Architect

10:15-10:30am   Coffee Break and Posters

10:30-11:15am   Mechanical and Structural Principles, Problems, and
                Case Histories

                    Edmund P. Meade, PE
                    Principal and Director of Preservation, Robert
                    Silman Associates, PC, and

                    Marie Ennis, PE
                    Engineering and Preservation Consulting

11:15-11:40am   Tower Structure: Philips Andover Academy
                Tower--Solution and Lessons Learned

                    Henry Moss, AIA
                    Principal, Bruner/Cott and Associates and

                Arthur MacLeod
                Principal, MacLeod Consulting

11:40am-12:15pm Mortars for Historic and New Structures, including
                climate impact

                    Sean O'Brien
                    Senior Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, Inc.

12:15-12:25pm   Q&A
12:25-2pm       Luncheon

2-3pm           The Language of Clay Bricks: Chemical and Physical
                Properties Linked to Performance

                    Prof. Denis A. Brosnan, PE
                    Director, The National Brick Research Center,
                    Clemson University

3-3:15pm        Q&A
3:15-3:35pm     Coffee Break and Posters

3:35-4:15pm     Eladio Dieste: A Principled Builder

                    Prof. Stanford Anderson, AIA
                    MIT, Department of Architecture

4:15-4:35pm     Water-Struck Brick and Case Histories of Boston City
                Hall, Rowes Whart, and Baker House

                    David Fixler, AIA
                    NCARB, Principal and Director, Historic
                    Preservation, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott A&E

4:35-5:05pm     Contemporary Brick, Large Scale, Site Specific

                    Gwen Heeney
                    Senior Lecturer in Ceramics, University of
                    Wolverhampton, School of Art and Design

5:05-5:30pm     Restoration and Infill Issues from a Building
                Commission Viewpoint

                    Charles Sullivan Executive Director, Cambridge
                    (Massachusetts) Historical Commission

5:30-6:15pm     Q&A
6:15-7:45pm     Reception

Sunday, March 26, 2006

8-8:30am        Various Ways of Using Different Types of Brick for
                Sculpture and Architectural Ornamentation

                    Gwen Heeney
                    Senior Lecturer in Ceramics, University of
                    Wolverhampton, School of Art and Design

8:30-9:15am     Improving Brick Masonry Assessment and Monitoring
                Using Visual and Non-Destructive Evaluation
                Techniques: Expert System, Damage Atlas, and Other
                New Methods

                    Prof. Koen van Balen,
                    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Dept.
                    Burgerlijke bouwkunde

9:15-10am       Brickmaking: Then and Now: Overview of Traditional
                Methods and Machinery, with Main Emphasis on New
                Developments and Preservation Implications

                    Brian E. Trimble, PE
                    Director of Engineering Services and
                    Architectural Outreach, Market Area I, The Brick
                    Industry Association

10:15-10:30am   Staining for Color

                    Emmet Croke
                    Vice-President, Sales, Nawkaw Corp.

10:15-10:30am   Q&A
10:30-10:50am   Coffee Break and Relevant Movie

10:50-12am      Specifying for the Right Look, Quantity, and
                Properties and Economics

                Industry Panel:

                    Moderator: Stephen Bolognese
                    New England Regional Director, International
                    Masonry Institute; Glazed Brick

                    Russ Butler
                    Elgin Butler Brick Company; Structural Brick

                    Steve Kegley
                    Interstate Brick Company; and other, TBA

12-12:15pm      Q&A
12:15-2pm       Luncheon

2-2:30pm        Contemporary Projects:

                    Case Histories I.
                    Patrick Tedesco, AIA
                    Principal, Chan Krieger and Associates

                    Case Histories II.
                    Speaker TBA
                    Machado and Silvetti Associates, Inc.

2:30-3pm        Thin Brick Veneer

                    Carolyn L. Searls, PE
                    Principal, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, Inc.

3-3:30pm        The Pine Calyx Domes: A New Application of Brick

                    Michael Ramage Project Manager, MIT

3:30-3:50pm     Coffee Break and Posters

3:50-4:15pm     Tongzian Gatehouse: Concrete Structure in a Brick

                    Nader Terhani
                    Partner, Office dA

4:15-4:45pm     Chemical and Non-Chemical Cleaning (Mold, Painting,
                Soiling) and Surface Treatments

                    Prof. Norman Weiss
                    Columbia University Graduate School of
                    Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and
                    Vice-President, MCC Materials, Inc.

4:45-5:15pm     MATx: Material and Technology Integration

                    J. Frano Violich, AIA
                    Principal, Kennedy and Violich Architects

5:15-5:30pm     The Conservation/Maintenance Challenges Posed for
                the Coming Decades by New Design Approaches


5:30-6pm        Q&A

Monday, March 27, 2006

    Optional tours. Attendees may select one:

        *   Stiles and Hart Brick Company, Bridgewater, MA

        *   Guastavino Vaulting Boston walking tour conducted by
            Prof. John A. Ochsendorf, MIT, and Dr. Sara Wermeil, MIT

        *   International Union of Bricklayers and Allied
            Craftworkers, Local 3, MA, and IMI's Training Facility
            in Dorchester, MA

To register or for additional information, contact:

    Susan E. Schur
    Hon. AIA, Conference Chair
    Technology and Conservation
    76 Highland Avenue
    Somerville MA 02143
    Fax: 617-623-2253
    ses_tec_con<-a t->msn< . >com;

The registration form, as well as other conference information
including continuing education credits and hotel accommodations, can
be obtained at

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:30
                Distributed: Thursday, December 15, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-30-015
Received on Tuesday, 13 December, 2005

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