BCA Church dome London Ritz Carlton mosaic ceiling painting
BCA Church painting London Ritz Carlton dome mosaic ceiling

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a cross-disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings.

Annual Conference

Annual Conference

APT San Antonio, Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2016
     San Antonio Missions & Alamo Now a World Heritage Site

Save The Date! -  APT Ottawa, Oct. 11-14, 2017


Tuesday, August 16, 2016 HPEF Partners in Training Call for Proposals


The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) is currently accepting proposals for the Fall 2016 round of its Partners in Training program. HPEF established Partners in Training in 2014 to provide training opportunities on technical topics associated with preservation technology. Partners in Training seeks to replicate the success HPEF has enjoyed working with other institutions and organizations in the past.


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Special Event

Engineering Competition
APT San Antonio 2016 Conference

As part of this years conference the APT Preservation Engineering Design Build Student Competition Finals!  This is the foundation year of this multi-disciplinary and the teams will be competing to erect the ‘historic’ wood bridge they have designed on site.  Once constructed these bridges will be tested publically on site.  The last portion of the finals will see the teams assigned a preservation based problem that encourage them to make use of the unique tools and information at their disposal.  This competition encourages conferences attendees to stop by and chat with teams throughout the process.   So drop by, ask some questions, provide your advice, and meet some of your future colleagues!  Find out more!




APT Documentation Technologies Workshop
September 23-24, 2016

Trinity Church in the City of BostonAPT Presenters are traveling from around the country and the U.K. to provide an exceptional workshop focused on documentation technologies from Measured Building Survey (MBS) and NDE tools to photogrammetry, tablet-based apps, and drones! Originating at the Quebec APT Conference 2014, this Workshop has been formatted for travel to bring the topic to you and your Chapter. The APT Northeast Chapter has the pleasure of hosting this unique workshop on September 23rd & 24th, 2016 at the Trinity Church in Boston, MA.

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 Photo: Trinity Church/Peter Vanderwarker



 APT Webinar                                                                                      

Protecting Cultural Heritage and Historic Structures from Disasters
Disasters are increasing globally. Their adverse impacts on lives, livelihoods, and regional/local economies are increasingly felt. Losses to both our tangible and intangible cultural heritage and historic structures and sites during disasters are increasing also. These losses include not only those to sites, structures and artifacts of cultural significance, but they are also impacting cultural tourism and the financial resources cultural heritage and historic structures can introduce to local communities, cities and countries.

This webinar provides an overview of these concepts as an introduction to the Design Challenges For Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Session held at the October 2013 APT Conference  in New York City.

This session qualifies for 1 AIA Learning Unit.

Webinar production was made possible with a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).

Registration fee is $35 for APT members; $45 for non-members.  Viewing is free to educational institutions; contact info@apti.org for the free web link.

To access the APT webinars,  APT members click here and non-members click here.

For more information on other APT Webinars, visit the APT Training & Education page.