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Disaster Preparedness & Response workshop - Day 2

Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 by Julie Maddox - Murray Engineering, PC Comments (0)

The second day of the Disaster Response and Preparedness Workshop took us to areas of the New York Aquarium at Coney Island that were fully under water during Hurricane Sandy. Basements, aquatic viewing rooms, and utility areas were flooded to the ceiling during the storm leading to significant loss of architectural finishes and damage to vital mechanical and electrical systems. Astonishingly, the majority of the aquatic collection survived the event, and with the foresight of preparation and a motivated team working together quickly and efficiently, the outcome looks promising and the Aquarium was even able to re-open in May.


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Preservation and Development in Balance: Evolution of a Historic Naval Base to a Green Employment Center

Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 by Jennifer Minner - Cornell University Comments (0)

How can preservation and adaptive reuse of a former Naval Yard contribute to development of green industries and retention of manufacturing jobs, create opportunities for interpreting military and industrial history, and contribute to both economic development and sustainability efforts? Balancing Development at the Brooklyn Naval Yard provided a fascinating, in-depth overview of a full range of preservation and development projects at the 300-acre Brooklyn Naval Yard. 


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Disaster Preparedness & Response workshop - Day 1

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 by Julie Maddox - Murray Engineering, PC Comments (0)

With a little re-locating due to the government shutdown, the APTi Disaster Preparedness & Response Workshop kicked off Friday morning downtown at the Landmarks Conservancy. Perhaps a more appropriate location for such a workshop could have been Congress in Washington, but that’s a whole different kind of disaster!


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Welcome to the App Lounge!

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Jason Wright, Page & Turnbull Comments (0)

Not only did we want to support the launch of the new APT Conference app and support attendees in its use, but we also wanted to provide for discussion of other apps that could be useful to the preservation professional.  Other potentially useful apps might be for use in the field, in the office, or in general practice and life.  The App Lounge was successful in all of these things.


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Walking Among the Dead – Charleston’s Urban Graveyard and Rural Cemeteries

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Leila Hamroun Comments (0)

After having spent the past two days within the oh-so-pleasant confines of the Francis Merion…. cemeteries! The “Walking Among the Dead” session was just what the doctor ordered.  It started out with a quick overview of Charleston history and development as we drove to the Circular Congregational Church graveyard.  By the time we got there, I had a sense of the various layers and rings of Charleston, where the old walls stood, and the patterns of growth. A “Cliffs Notes” version, but just right to wet my appetite for my next stay.


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Welcome to the APT Blog

"It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future."
- William Murtagh, Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America

In our increasingly digital age, the face and form of this conversation is transforming. Social media has become a driving and influential force in every aspect of our lives: politics, community, religion, entertainment. It should be no surprise that the preservation field is wholeheartedly embracing social media outlets. A quick internet search of something as simple as "historic preservation blog" resulted in more than 86,000 results.

The Association for Preservation Technology International is pleased to add our voices to this new conversation.

For over forty years, APT has been a leader in preservation technology, providing not only education and technical training opportunities but also providing a social venue for the sharing of experience and knowledge. This blog is a new approach to hosting our part of the conversation between the past and the present, developed around a user-generated dialogue and aimed at promoting interaction and participation.

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