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Conference on architectural ceramics

From: Susan E. Schur <ses_tec_con<-at->
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Architectural Ceramics in the 21st Century: Design and Preservation
    of Contemporary and Historic Architecture
MIT, Cambridge Massachusetts
Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, 2014
with an optional tour program on Monday, March 24, 2014

Registration is now open for the intensive two-day
conference/training program

Organized by

    Technology and Conservation
    MIT Department of Architecture's Building Technology Program
    Boston Society of Architects/AIA's Historic Resources Committee

This important symposium will be held on the MIT campus in
Cambridge, Massachusetts. Continuing education credits will be
available (approximately 16 units for the March 22-23, 2014 program
and 6 additional units for the optional program on March 24, 2014).
Below are details on the topics to be covered, the speakers, hotel
information, and the conference registration form.

For more information including registration form see


Conference Schedule:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

    7:30-8:15 am            Check-in

    8:15-8:20               Welcome
                            Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA, FAPT,
                            Publisher-Editor, Technology and
                            Conservation and Prof. John A.
                            Ochsendorf, Massachusetts Institute of

    8:20-9:05               Architectural Perspectives
                            Historic Uses and Styles
                            Tony Herbert, University of
                            Birmingham-Ironbridge Institute, and
                            Past President of the Tile and
                            Architectural Ceramics Society

    9:05-9:55               Conservation Perspectives
                            Overview: from Historic to Current
                            John Fidler, RIBA, FIIC, FAPT, FSA,
                            President, John Fidler Preservation
                            Technology, Inc.

    9:55-10:05              Traditional Molds
                            Matthew B. Bronski, PE, Associate
                            Principal, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger

    10:05-10:20             Posters - Coffee Break

    Developments in Materials, Technology, and Care

    10:20-10:50             Mechanical and Structural Properties of
                            Architectural Ceramics, including hollow
                            tile and terra cotta
                            Prof. Katherine T. Faber, Material
                            Science and Engineering Dept.,
                            Northwestern University, and
                            Co-Director-Art Institute of Chicago's
                            Center for Scientific Studies in the

    10:50-11:20             Chemical Properties and Weathering
                            Prof. Denis Brosnan, Clemson University

    11:20-11:35             Performance of Various Types of
                            Rainscreens and Cladding
                            Moshe Steinmetz, President, Shildan Inc.

    11:35-11:50             Porcelain
                            Cullen L. Hackler, Executive Vice
                            President, Porcelain Enamel Institute

    11:50 - 12:05           Q&A

    12:05-2:05              Luncheon at MIT- SAP's Maki Building

    2:05-2:35               Guastavino Tile Structures
                            Prof. John A. Ochsendorf, Massachusetts
                            Institute of Technology

    2:35-3:00               Developments in Cleaning and Care
                            Prof. Frank G. Matero, University of
                            Pennsylvania; Acting Chair - Historic

    3:00-3:20               Evaluation/inspection
                            Susan L. Knack-Brown, PE, Principal,
                            Simpson Gumpertz and Heger

    3:20-3:40               Posters+ Coffee Break

    Conservation/Preservation of Buildings/Building Types of the
    19th and 20th Centuries - Case Histories

    3:40-4:10               Structural Tile Church, Structural Terra
                            Cotta Educational Building, and Terra
                            Cotta Residential Building
                            Edmund P. Meade, PE, FAPT, Principal and
                            Director of Preservation, Robert Silman

    4:10-4:25               Tile Roof Renovation/Restoration of a
                            Newport Mansion
                            Curt Genga, Director of Properties,
                            Preservation Society of Newport County

    4:25-4:45               Moravian Tile Projects
                            Adam Zayas, Head Ceramist, Moravian
                            Pottery and Tile Works

    4:45-5:00               Commercial Structure/Community Center

    5:00-5:15               One Eagle Place, Piccadilly, London
                            Eric Parry, Principal, Eric Parry

    5:15-5:45               Ceramics Usage in Historic Islamic
                            Prof. Renata Holod, University of

    5:45-6:00               Tile Patterns
                            Peter J. Lu, Research Associate, Harvard

    6:00-6:15               Historic Mosaics

    6:15-6:30               Q&A

    6:30-8:00               Reception - Cambridge Marriott Hotel

Sunday, March 23, 2014

    7:30-8:00 am            Film presentations on mosaic
                            conservation, tile manufacturing, and
                            traditional tile craftsmanship - the
                            Metropolitan Museum's Moroccan court

    New Technologies and Innovations in Design

    8:00-8:30               Contemporary Use of Ceramics with Other
                            Materials for Facades
                            David Fixler, FAIA, LEED BD&C AP,
                            Principal, Design and Preservation, EYP
                            Architecture and Engineering

    8:30-8:45               New Types of Tiles
                            Eric Astrachan, Executive Director, Tile
                            Council of North America, Inc.

    8:45-9:25               Research/Development of New Materials
                            and New Types of Cladding
                            Eoin Billings, Director and Founding
                            Partner, Billings Jackson Design

    9:25-10:15              Sustainability, Standards, and Usage
                            Implications of New/Improved Materials -
                            from Manufacturers and Installers
                            A. Tad Colbert, CEO, Ludowici Roof Tile
                            Inc; John Krouse, President, Boston
                            Valley Terra Cotta;  David Dare,
                            Managing Director, Shaws of Darwen Ltd.;
                            and Bill Griese, LEED AP, Standards
                            Development and Green Initiative
                            Manager, Tile Council of North America,

    10:15-10:30             Posters + Coffee Break

    10:30-10:50             Setting Systems
                            Peter McKeon, Laticrete International

    10:50-11:15             Digital/Robotic Procedures
                            Prof. Martin Bechtholt, Harvard
                            University Graduate School of Design,
                            and Director of GSD's Technology

    11:15-11:30             Custom Fabrication
                            Ted Acworth, CEO and Founder,
                            Artaic - Mosaic Innovations

    11:30-11:50             Use of Color - Glazing and Integral
                            Matthew S. Galvez, President and CEO,
                            Elgin Butler Co.

    11:50-12:00             Q&A

    12:00-1:55              Luncheon at MIT-SAP's Maki Building

    Bringing Architectural Ceramics into 21st Century Architectural
    Design and Ornamentation

    1:55-2:15               New Transportation Stations in Various
                            Climate Zones
                            Jonathan Sakula, Head, Facades Group,
                            Buro Happold

    2:15-2:50               The Tube's Stations, Tunnels, and
                            Buildings: 150+ Years of Ceramic Tile
                            Design, Care, and Restoration
                            Mike Ashworth, Design and Heritage
                            Manager, London Underground

    2:50-3:10               Religious Buildings

    3:10-3:30               New Bond Street Dual Entrance/Facade
                            Eric Parry, Principal, Eric Parry

    3:30-3:50               Posters + Coffee Break

    3:50-4:10               Terra Cotta Restoration Procedures for
                            Modern Urban Structures vs. Those for
                            Historic Buildings
                            Diane S. Kaese, RA, Kaese and Lynch
                            Architecture and Engineering, LLP

    4:10-4:30               Terra Cotta and Porcelain Usage for
                            Residential Building and for University
                            Nat Crosby and Jason Forney, Bruner Cott
                            and Associates

    4:30-4:45               The Austrian Pavilion
                            Sandra Manninger, Principal, and Matias
                            del Campo, Principal, SPAN Architecture
                            and Design

    4:45-5:00               The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
                            John Boyer, President and CEO, The
                            Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

    5:00-5:30               Summation and Challenges Presented
                            John Fidler, RIBA, FIIC, FAPT, FSA,
                            President, John Fidler Preservation
                            Technology, Inc.

    5:30-6:00               Q&A

Monday, March 24, 2014

    Optional Program
    8:30am-1:30pm           The program will focus on structures
                            with cladding, tiles, and/or
                            ornamentation of terra cotta or other
                            architectural ceramics. This will
                            include with a bus tour to view
                            buildings in Cambridge and Boston and
                            visits to an advanced ceramic
                            fabrication facility and to the Boston
                            Public Library where several different
                            styles of Guastavino tile work will be
                            seen and where short talks on the BPL's
                            tile work will be given by William
                            Barry, Heritage Planning and Design, and
                            by Prof. John A. Ochsendorf, MIT.

Individuals registering for the conference will be able to attend,
at no additional cost, the optional program.

Hotel: For those who require a hotel room, a block of rooms (single
and double) have been reserved at the Cambridge Marriott Hotel at
the special rate of $169 (plus tax) per night. Group booking code
for website bookings is: tcctcca.



If booking through Central Reservations (1-888-236-2427), give them
the group booking code which is: tcctcca. The Cambridge Marriott
Hotel is by the Kendall Square/MIT subway stop and is a block from
the conference venue.

If you have any questions on the conference, please contact:

    Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA, FAPT
    Conference Organizer/Chair
    Fax: 617-623-2253

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:19
                Distributed: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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Received on Monday, 28 October, 2013

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