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Symposium on architectural conservation

From: Ronald Harvey <rsharvey>
Date: Monday, March 27, 2006
Victoria Mansion Brownstone Symposium: Recent Research and Technical
Innovations in Brownstone Conservation

Presented by Victoria Mansion and the
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, in
    Conjunction with APT/Northeast Chapter
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine
May 13, 2006

The Symposium speaker list includes Ivan Mijer, Andy Ladago, Frank
Matero, George Wheeler, David Fixler and more.

$100 per person

Victoria Mansion (the Morse-Libby House) presents an important
one-day symposium that will present the latest analytic research on
brownstone decay and will highlight pioneering techniques to
conserve deteriorated brownstone that were developed for the
landmark restoration of Victoria Mansion's four-story tower. Among
the presenters are national leaders in the fields of historic
preservation and conservation science.

Topics to be covered include recent research on the nature of
brownstone, the mechanism of deterioration, and the efficacy of
chemical treatments along with new techniques for mechanical
attachment using grouting and micro-pinning. Technical findings will
be presented in a context that will also consider preservation
philosophy, a cost-benefit analysis of the new techniques, and
practical insights into both in-kind replacement with new stone and
applying the new conservation treatments in the field.

Funding for the symposium has been provided by the National Park
Service through the National Center for Preservation Technology and
Training (NCPTT). The symposium is being organized in conjunction
with APT/Northeast Chapter, and is co-sponsored by the Maine
Historic Preservation Commission, AIA Maine, Greater Portland
Landmarks, and Maine Preservation. Attendance at the symposium
qualifies for AIA continuing education credits. Click this link to
learn more or to register <URL:>

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Received on Monday, 27 March, 2006

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