APT Documentation Technologies Workshop

Date: September 4 - 5, 2015
Location:  Show map Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
1184 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Association for Preservation Technology
Documentation Technologies Workshop

Honolulu, Hawaii
September 4 - 5, 2015





In rehabilitating important existing structures, it is crucial to begin by fully and accurately gathering data on geometry and current conditions. Documentation data form the platform for condition analysis and the basis for engineers and architects to design and implement through execution and final construction.

Participants in this workshop will learn about the latest technologies for obtaining the information and data critical for project planning, analysis, and diagnostics, as well as how to assemble an effective data gathering strategy to fit differing project needs.

Day 1 - Friday, September 4th (Full Day)

  • Architect's Case Study
  • Measuring Buildings: An Overview, History and Current Situation
  • Hygrothermal and Energy Concepts
  • Current Technology – Laser Scanning and NDE Tools
  • Client Perspective: The Washington National Cathedral
  • Portable X-Ray Fluorescence:  Capabilities, Limitations, Applications
  • Photogrammetry: Current Trends
  • Round Table Review: Discussion of Lessons Learned

Day 2 - Saturday, September 5th (Half Day)
Field Demonstrations

  • Field Survey + Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry
  • Field Survey + Applications
  • Evaluation and Monitoring for Hygrothermal Analysis
  • Portable X-Ray Fluorescence
  • Infrared Thermography

Optional Afternoon Tour
Workshop attendees are being offered a special "Behind the Scenes" tour of Doris Duke's "Shangri La" residence and museum. The site is typically closed to the public in the month of September, but APT has been able to set up a private tour experience! This unique tour will be augmented by discussions with Shangri La Lead Conservator, Kent Severson, and local Hawaiian preservation architecture firm, Mason Architects - who were involved in recent preservation and conservation efforts. Space is limited to 25 people on a first-come/first-serve basis. 

This workshop, "Documentation Data: The Platform for Condition Analysis and the Basis for Preservation Project Planning", was originally presented as part of the APT annual conference in Quebec in 2014 and has now been formatted to "travel" to its first host: the APT-Hawaii-Pacific Islands Chapter.

To view the full agenda and to register, click here.


The venue for both the presentations and the field demonstrations will be the

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace









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