Preservation Engineering Workshop APTI Québec City 2014

Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Ken Follett Comments (0)

I very much enjoyed the two days of intensive presentations of engineering perspectives and projects as they apply to the historic built environment. Though I am neither a structural engineer, an architect, or quite a contractor (though that is my background experience) on a personal level I found the time spent with a few of the top engineers who identify themselves as in the preservation industry quite rewarding. One friend, an architect, at the APTI conference asked if I was intending late-in-life to become an engineer, to which I replied in short, “No, but I do need to know how they think.” In this respect I found the preservation engineering workshop to be perfectly rewarding.

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Monuments session raises tough questions and unique challenges

Posted on Saturday, November 8, 2014 by Jennifer Schork Comments (0)

Thanks to the outstanding coordination by chair Victoria Angel, the session on monuments (CS03) presented conference attendees with in-depth look at the approaches taken to conserve several monuments and historic structures.

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"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

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