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Conference on concrete and cast stone

From: Susan E. Schur <ses_tec_con>
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2007
"Concrete and Cast Stone in the 21st Century: Design, Preservation,
and Care of Contemporary and Historic Architecture"
Cambridge, MA
March 29-30, 2008

This intensive two-day conference sponsored by Technology and
Conservation, the MIT Department of Architecture's Building
Technology Program, and the Boston Society of Architects/AIA's
Historic Resources Committee will be held on the MIT campus in
Cambridge, MA, on March 29-30, 2008.

This conference will provide valuable, practical information for:

    architectural conservators
    object conservators
    building restoration specialists
    construction specifiers
    real estate developers
    construction managers and supervisors
    campus planners
    facilities and operations managers
    government officials responsible for the care, rehab, and/or
    continued viability of buildings and public art *  manufacturers
    and suppliers of components and systems for the preservation,
    restoration, repair, and/or maintenance of concrete and/or cast

Among the topics to be discussed are:

    The basic material properties of concrete and cast stone

    How these material characteristics and interactions need to be
    considered in specifying concrete and cast stone for buildings,
    monuments, architectural ornamentation, and outdoor sculpture
    evaluation and inspection techniques

    New developments in manufacturing and fabrication operations and
    in construction techniques current design innovations

    Practical, cost-effective strategies for
    repairing/preserving/restoring structures viable approaches to
    preservation/maintenance planning and to facilities management
    case histories of contemporary and traditional structures

A registration form is included after the schedule and related

Conference Schedule:

Saturday, March 29, 2008

    7:30-8:15am             Check-in
    8:15-8:25               Welcome
    8:25-9:25               Perspectives
                            Prof. Adrian Forty
                            University College London, Bartlett
                            School of Architecture

Developments in Technology and Materials Properties, Structure, and

    9:25-10:20          Basics:

                            Concrete: The Material and Challenges
                            for Its Preservation and Repair
                            Susan Macdonald
                            Getty Conservation Institute

                            Cast Stone
                            Richard Pieper AIA

                            Jan Hird

    10:20-10:35             Coffee Break and Posters

    10:35-11:05             Mechanical and Structural (including
                            failure mechanisms)
                            John Wathne, PE
                            Structures North

    11:05-11:25             Concrete and Cast Stone Case Histories
                            of a College Building, a Church, and a
                            City Hall: Solutions and Lessons Learned
                            Wendall Kalsow AIA
                            McGinley Kalsow and Associates, LLP

    11:25-11:50             Petrographic View of the Materials
                            John Walsh
                            Testwell Laboratory Inc.

    11:50-12:20             Non-Destructive Testing
                            Keith Kesner, PE
                            WDP and Associates, Inc.

    12:20-12:30             Q&A
    12:30-  2               Luncheon

Testing and Evaluation I

    2-2:30                  Frost Damage
                            Prof. George Scherer
                            Princeton University
    2:30-3:10               Specifying Concrete

    3:10-3:40               Coffee Break and Posters

Structures, Buildings, and Site-Specific Art Fresh Approaches to

    3:40-4:10               Fallingwater and Other Frank Lloyd
                            Wright Buildings: Concrete Structures,
                            but Dissimilar Concrete Problems and
                            Edmund Meade, PE
                            Robert Silman Associates

    4:10-4:30               Specifying Cast Stone
                            Ivan Myjer
                            Building Monument and Conservation

    4:30-4:50               Use of Cast Stone and Concrete MIT Case
                            Study (including cleaning methods)
                            David Fixler, AIA, LEED
                            Einhorn Yaffee Prescott A&E

    4:50-5:10               Deterioration and Conservation of
                            Fonthill and Moravia Pottery and Tile
                            Catherine Subick,  John Milner

    5:10-5:30               Case Histories on Selecting Concrete
                            Tad Stahl, FAIA
                            Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates

    5:30-5:40               The 12 Blocks Project
                            Ralph Nelson and Dan Clark
                            Loom Studio

    5:40-6:10               Case Histories from a Contractor's

    6:10-6:30               Q&A

    6:30-8                  Reception

Sunday, March 30, 2008

    7:30-8am                Film: use/preservation/repair of
                            concrete and cast stone structures

    8-8:30                  Paulo Mendes da Rocha: The Generosity of
                            Prof. Fernando Lara University of

Testing and Evaluation II

    8:30-9              Concrete Evaluation Case Histories of Two
                        Mid-to-Late 20th Century Concrete
                        Residential Structures
                        Matthew Bronski
                        Simpson Gumpertz and Heger

    9-9:15              Laboratory Testing on the Ennis House
                        Textile Blocks
                        Courtney Murdock
                        AMT Laboratories

New Technologies/New Methods of Retaining/Achieving Architectural

    9:15-9:35           Concrete: Then and Now overview of
                        traditional and new methods and machinery of
                        producing concrete
                        Craig Barnes
                        CBI Consulting, Inc.

    9:35-9:50           Cast Stone: Then and Now: Overview of
                        traditional and new methods and machinery of
                        producing cast stone
                        Robert Boulard, BPDL

    9:50-10:20          Protecting Concrete and Cast Stone
                        Frances Gale
                        University of Texas at Austin

    10:20-10:30         Q&A

    10:30-10:45         Coffee Break and Relevant Movie

    10:45-11:10         Color and Texture Effects
                        John Reynolds
                        Legacy Decorative Concrete Systems, and

                        Jim Lidowski,
                        Solomon Colors

    11:10-12            What Architects, Engineers, and Contractors
                        Need to Know for Specifying for the Right
                        Look the Right Quantity, the Right

                        Economics, and What Owners Should be Aware
                        of After Work is Completed


                            Mike Radigan, Jr.
                            Brisk Waterproofing

                            Tim Withers
                            Grande Masonry; and

                            Richard Pieper
                            Jan Hird Pokorny

                            Henry Moss, AIA, LEED

    12-12:10            Q&A

    12:10-  1:50        Luncheon

Bringing Concrete and Cast Stone into 21st Century Architectural
Design and Ornamentation

    1:50-2:15           Calatrava's Milwaukee Art Museum: Concrete
                        Placement, Reinforcement, Formwork, and
                        Loei Badreddine, PE
                        Graef Anhalt Schloemer and Associates, Inc.

    2:15-2:40           Repair/Replacement Strategies
                        Alfonso Navarro
                        John Milner Associates

    2:40-3              Repair Research
                        Dr. Stuart Matthews, FICE
                        British Research Establishment, Construction

    3-3:20              Fibers in Concrete
                        Prof. John Fernandez

    3:20-3:40           Glascrete Concrete with Glass Aggregate
                        Prof. Christian Meyer
                        Columbia University

    3:40-4              Coffee Break and Posters

    4-4:40              Campus Complexes Care of Concrete Structures

                            Case Study I
                            Vicki Sirianni, Facilities Consultant

                            Case Study II: Repair of Structural
                            Failures with Architecturally Sensitive

                            Lee Nason
                            University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

    4:40-5:10           Conductive Concrete and Other New
                        Dr. Stuart Matthews, FICE
                        British Research Establishment, Construction

    5:10-5:40           The Conservation/Maintenance Challenges
                        Posed for the Coming Decades by Current and
                        New Design

                        Panel Moderator:
                            Matthew Bronski
                            Simpson Gumpertz and Heger

    5:40-6            Q&A

Monday, March 31, 2008  Optional tour of Boston and Cambridge
                        concrete and cast stone structures

Hotel Accommodations are your responsibility. However, a limited
number of rooms at the nearby Cambridge Marriott Hotel are available
at the special rate of $169+ tax per night (single or double room).
To reserve a room, call the Cambridge Marriott Hotel at 617-252-4412
and request the Technology and Conservation March '08 rate;
reference code EAREARA.

Continuing Education Credits: AIA attending the conference on March
29-30, 2008 will earn 17 HSW/Learning Units. Additional LUs will be
earned by those attending both the conference and the optional tour
on March 31. Non-AIA members will be able to receive a certificate
of attendance for continuing education credits.

For more information, contact

    Technology and Conservation
    ses_tec_con [at] msn__com

Registration Form:

Registration Fee: Prior to Jan. 30, 2008  $420 (U.S.) per person;
after Jan. 30  $495 (U.S.) per person

The registration fee covers: conference program on Saturday, March
29, 2008 and Sunday, March 30, 2008; the March 29 and March 30
luncheons, and the March 29 reception.

Please indicate any special accessibility or dietary needs:
vegetarian meals
other needs

Guest tickets for the March 29, 2008 reception can be purchased @
$50 per ticket.

Optional tour on March 31, 2008--no charge for persons registered
for the conference.
I would like to attend the Boston-Cambridge concrete and cast stone
structures tour.

Check or money order  for $U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S. bank, for the
registration fee and for any guest tickets for the Sat., March 29,
reception is enclosed. Check or money order should be made payable
to: The Technology Organization, Inc.

Please register me (us) for the conference:

City, State, Zip (Postal Code)

Each person listed on the 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
    2008 "Concrete and Cast Stone in the 21st Century" 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 occuring) on, during, and/or in relation to
    this "Concrete and Cast Stone in the 21st Century" conference
    and the information furnished.


Return this form, with check (made payable to The Technology
Organization, Inc.) to:

    Technology and Conservation
    76 Highland Avenue
    Soemrville MA 02143

Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA, FAPT
Conference Organizer/Chair

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:33
                Distributed: Wednesday, December 5, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-33-014
Received on Tuesday, 27 November, 2007

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