Active since 1983, APT's Western Chapter was created to serve as a regional forum for preservation practitioners in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Nevada. With approximately 150 members, the chapter has sponsored many events, including conferences on concrete and on retrofit work for seismic-resistant upgrades, a symposium on disaster response, and many lectures and tours. The chapter served as the organizing committee for APT's annual meeting in 1985, as well as for the APT 2001 annual conference at Asilomar in Monterey, California.
The Western Chapter will be charging for membership beginning July 1, 2013, to coincide with the APTI membership renewal year. The annual dues are $30. WCAPT plans to discount chapter membership for APTI members to encourage International membership. Student membership is proposed to be free to encourage student participation. Promotional free membership through June 30, 2014 is offered until July 1, 2013 for early adapters.
Those interested in participating in the events of the Western Chapter are invited to visit our Web site at www.wcapt.org.