APT Kansas City 2015 - November 1-5 - The Brass on Baltimore

Full Day Field Sessions

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All full day field sessions will have their continental breakfast at The Brass on Baltimore, but plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to start time.

FS1
Materiality of Additions, Alterations and Repairs in the Historic Kansas Statehouse
Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:00–4:00pm, Bus will depart at 6:45am

The Kansas Statehouse has served as a public monument and the center of Kansas government since 1869. However, by 1999 when the historic structure report commenced, 140 years of continuous use, limited repairs and modernization had taken a toll on the majestic state capitol.

Learn how a comprehensive preservation project returned the 19th century building to its former grandeur while creating an efficient 21st-century state capitol. Reclamation of space in the historic building and additions outside it were required to improve the work environment and public access. Overarching goals for the 14-year, multi-phase restoration were to: create a safe, modern work environment; improve public access and increase opportunity for participation in the legislative process; provide educational and tourist experiences with learning opportunities; restore the historic appearance; and keep the capitol open for legislative and public access throughout construction.

The architect and engineers involved in the work will explain the aesthetic and technical challenges faced in creating compatible additions to the building while respecting the historic footprint. Repairs and alterations to the masonry, roof, and dome required the development of decision making and design philosophies that respected the historic construction and character while achieving the durability goals set for the project. The architect and engineers will describe the strategies employed to meet the project goals and solve issues during design and construction. Session will include a mix of classroom time and short tours to enable participants to see the results of the underground additions, the masonry restoration and the copper roof and dome replacement.

Fee: $190
Capacity: 28
Dress Code: Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes
CEUs: 6.0 LU / HSW


FS2
The Art of Systems Design and Integration in the Historic Kansas Statehouse    
Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:00–4:00pm, Bus will depart at 6:45am

The Kansas Statehouse has served as a public monument since 1869. However, by 1999, 140 years of continuous use, limited repairs and random systematic modernization projects had taken a toll on the majestic state capitol. Insensitive repairs and neglect was evident inside the building where historic open spaces had been divided to create offices, drop ceilings installed to conceal new ductwork, chases created to screen new wiring and plumbing, the ground level consumed with outdated, non-code compliant piping and electrical conduit, and life-safety measures were nearly non-existent.  

Learn how an all-inclusive preservation and systems upgrade project returned the 19th century building to its former grandeur while creating an efficient 21st-century state capitol. Challenges regarding the 14-year, multi-phase restoration were to: create a safe, modern and efficient work environment; improve public access and increase opportunity for participation in the legislative process; provide educational and tourist experiences with learning opportunities using modern resources; restore the original functions and historic appearance; and keep the capitol’s existing and partially new systems running to allow legislative and public access throughout construction.

Modern building systems had to be installed to improve the work environment and provide life safety. Before that could happen, historic spaces and features had to be identified to ensure their survival. The architect and engineers will describe the strategies employed to incorporate new infrastructure in a manner that maintained the historic architectural fabric of the capitol as well as the process used to resolve issues discovered onsite during construction. To confirm the success of the project, spaces such as underground mechanical vaults, data closets, and restored grand public spaces will be toured. Lighting was a major element in improving the work environment. The architect and engineers will discuss the methods used to integrate modern, energy efficient lighting systems to meet today’s needs while maintaining the historic relevance of the capitol’s three distinct dates of significance. Close inspections through tours of the upper rotunda, committee rooms and multiple wings will provide a firsthand look at the completed installation.  

Fee: $190
Capacity: 28
Dress Code: Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes
CEUs: 6.0 LU / HSW


FS3
The Original Process. NO Reproduction. The W.F. Norman Decorative Stamped Sheet Metal Tradition        
Monday, November 2, 2015, 8:00–4:00pm, Bus will depart at 7:45am

William Franklin Norman, founder of the W. F. Norman Sheet Metal Manufacturing Company, began one of the most successful businesses in tin ceiling manufacturing in 1898. This business continued until 1978 when his grandson Franklin Norman sold the business to Robert (Bob) Quitno. The W.F. Norman Corporation success has been continued by Bob and his family.

From its turn-of-the-19th century factory in Nevada, Missouri, the W. F. Norman Corporation still operates machines as old as the company itself. The production methods remain the same as the company’s beginnings, with panels stamped one at a time on antique rope drop hammers, resulting in better quality control than modern hydraulic presses. Using original dies from 1898, the W.F. Norman Corporation Hi-Art® product line contains 140 ceiling design components (Ceiling panels, Cornices, Moldings, Ceiling Centers, and Custom Ceiling Panels) and over 1,300 metal ornamental pieces. They also produce exterior Decorative Metal Shingles, Siding, and Norman Grave Markers. Their products are available in a variety of metals including, tin plated steel, galvanized steel, copper, brass, and zinc. W.F. Norman’s pattern and die-making process on site allows them to reproduce ceiling panels from an historic panel. Their company also has custom metal spinning on site as well, which enables them to create three dimensional balusters, decorative medallions, gargoyles, finials and other similar beautiful items.

The growing popularity of these timeless products stems not only from nostalgia but from their beauty, permanence and economy. Lightweight and easy to install, Hi-Art® products are not only an authentic way to restore buildings & homes, they are also widely used to embellish new construction projects.

Fee: $190
Capacity: 25
Dress Code: Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes
CEUs: 4.0 LU / HSW


FS4  FULL, waiting list only.
Façade Restoration and Cleaning: Plural Perspectives, One Community
Monday, November 2, 2015 8:004:00pm, Bus will depart at 7:45am

Travel to historic Lawrence in the hills of eastern Kansas, home of the University of Kansas and headquarters of PROSOCO, a manufacturer of products for cleaning and protecting new and existing masonry buildings since 1939.  Spend the morning at PROSOCO where we will tour the laboratory and learn how the chemists evaluate their restoration cleaners on all types of masonry and how they simulate representative soiling conditions.  Hear from a Conservator and a Contractor on their perspectives of restoration cleaning.  After lunch, head to beautiful KU campus on historic Mount Oread where you will tour several buildings that have undergone successful restoration.  During the campus visit hear from an Owner and a Contractor on their experience with the restoration. (Photo courtesy http://www.visitlawrence.com)

Fee: $190
Capacity: 30
Dress Code: Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes
CEUs: 4.0 LU

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