Paper Sessions

APT Charleston 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most potentially rewarding Conferences in memory. The Conference planning committee received a record number of abstracts for consideration, as well as nearly sixty student abstracts. APT and PTN  are marrying their paper sessions and hands-on demonstrations so that attendees will be able to cover the full spectrum from conservation problem to preservation solution with each agenda choice.

Review the Paper Sessions in a sortable format.

Conference Tracks

Read the full descriptions of the Conference tracks.

Management of Change in a Historic City: Charleston, the City that We Guard
The management of change and the ability to strike a balance between new growth and economic development is a continual challenge for preservationists, not only in Charleston but elsewhere, and requires a collaborative approach to deal with past, present and future issues.

The Foundations of Cooperation: The Collaborative Act of Preservation
Preservation professionals and trades people must collaborate using both traditional and contemporary technologies to preserve our built environment. This track highlights interdisciplinary teamwork.

Framework to Collaboration: Access to Knowledge
As a respite from this modern, fast-paced world where information is readily available from potentially dubious sources, trusted preservationists will discuss the best practices and shared knowledge of materials, techniques and tools (whether old or new) used in preservation.

Traditional Building Practice in the 21st Centrury:  Preservation Renewal and a Future Based on Past Experience
Using the past 40 years of preservation as a guide, what practices and ideals should we continue to push forward to counteract the forces that encourage rampant consumption of the world's resources? Is there anything inherently good about the act of reclaiming our historic building legacy? Can this knowledge affect a new approach in how we construct today?

Papers at a Glance

TRACK A—Management of Change in a Historic City: Charleston the City that we Guard


TRACK A—Management of Change in a Historic City: Charleston the City that we Guard

  TRACK C—Framework to Collaborate: Access to Knowledge   TRACK D—Traditional Building Practice in the 21stCentury: Preservation Renewal and a Future Based on Past Experience
Monday, October 1, 8:00–9:30   
CS01—Applying the New to the Old: Energy, Databases and Materials   CS02—Revealing the Past: Collaborative Approaches in Finishes Recovery and Restoration   CS03—Education: A Strategic Necessity…Who Benefits?   CS04—Traditional Skills Preserved through Collaborative Training
Student Paper—Modern Living in a Historic Resource: An Investigation in Adapting Vernacular Freedman's Cottages for the 21st Century   Student Paper—In Situ Deacidification of Vernacular Wallpaper   Craft Skills Development In The UK: A Strategic Approach   Student Paper—Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems: Performance Analysis
Energy Audits in Historic Homes: Sustainability and Preservation in Concert   Using a Full Scale Mock-up to Establish Conservation Processes   Preserving Preservation: How Local Educational Programming can Unite Designers and Trades People and Sustain Traditional Building Techniques   Maison Dufort: Preserve Haitian Built Heritage
Charleston City Hall: Challenges, Craftsmanship and Collaborative Preservation   A High-Standards Group-Collaboration that Really Worked: Cincinnati Union Terminal   Educating the 21st Century Architectural Conservationist   Taos Pueblo Preservation Program
A Retrospective on Historic Preservation Work Following Hurricanes and Lessons Applicable to All Disaster Recovery   Two Aesthetic Movement Rooms: Conservation of Decoratively Finished Architectural Surfaces       Natural and Early Portland Cement Stucco: Going from Theory to Practice
Monday, October 1, 10:00–11:30
CS05—PANELBefore and After: Considerations on Performance and Compatibility Through  Integrated Conservation at Market Hall, Charleston, S.C   CS06—Towers of Reason: Preservation Engineering Collaborative Solutions   CS07—Knowledge in Practice: Three Traditional Materials and Assemblies...Up Close   CS08—Maintaining a Medieval Icon in the 21st Century: The Lincoln Cathedral Works Department
    Student Paper—Appropriated Vernacular: Jacal Construction at the Blas Herrera Ranch   Student Paper—The Preservation of Modern Stone Veneer Buildings: A Focus on the Fasteners and Support Systems   Student Paper—Is the Registration of the León Cathedral in Nicaragua into the UNESCO’s World Heritage List A Possible Mission?
    Charles McKim and Transitional Building Techniques: Or… Why is our Tower Leaking?   Reviving a Traditional Building Trade, Preserving Heritage, Restoring Confidence: Dry Stone Masonry Makes a Comeback   Project Planning Conservation and Restoration Works at Lincoln Cathedral and Close House Properties
    Architect Contractor Collaboration in Defining the Desert View Watchtower Rehabilitation   Timber in Mill Buildings—Maximizing Retention and Minimizing Intervention   Current Carpentry and Joinery Restoration Projects at Lincoln and Close House Properties
    Collaboration at the Heart of "The Matter of the Crack"   Construction History—An Integrative Approach to Practice and History   A Long Time in the Re-Making: The Restoration Works at Lincoln Cathedral and Close House Properties
Monday, October 1, 3:30–5:00
CS09—APT Latin America Chapter Poster Session   CS10—Collaborative Approaches to Challenging Materials:  Bronze, Wood, and Concrete   CS11—Gaining Knowledge through Documentation Tools:  Dismantling and Testing   CS12—Knowledge Acquired from the Past, Present and Future
    Student Paper—Revisiting Restorations: Issues of Correction and Reinterpretation in the Work of Early Preservationists   Student Paper—Scale Model Experiments on Unreinforced Masonry Vaults   Student Paper—Deconstructing Detroit: Partnerships in Reuse and Renewal
    The Guaranty Building, Buffalo, New York  Restoring Mr. Sullivan's Ornamental Storefront    Recovering Lost Knowledge through Team Building: Documenting Timber Framed Structures   Restoration + 30 Years: A Re-investigation of the Salt Lake City and County Building Stone Restoration
    Blurring the Line Between Professional and Builder: The Conservation of Sharon Temple   Shelburne Farms: Restoration and Conservation of a Gilded-Age Formal Garden   Fire and Reconstruction at Lobato Bridge
    Edison Memorial Tower: A Collaborative Approach to Restoring John J. Earley's Mosaic Concrete   Field Testing Acrylic Adhesive Plaster Repairs   Air-Coupled Impact Echo Analysis of Historic Brick Masonry
Tuesday, October 2, 8:15–9:45      
CS13—Project Management: Contractor Interface   CS14—Heads Up! Preservation of Materials Overhead   CS15—Linking Collaboration and Investigation to Achieve Successful Preservation Treatments   CS16—The Use of Modern Technologies to Reclaim Traditional Methods and Skills Related to Masonry Preservation
Student Paper—Re-Examining the Contributions of Civil Engineer and Inventor William Wheeler   Student Paper—Decorative Painted Ceilings at the University of Texas at Austin: A Close Collaboration Between Artist and Architect   Preservation Technologies for Design, Construction and Communication at Savannah's Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace   Student Paper—Em-Green Sustainability Assessment Framework: Shifting the Traditional Building Practice in the 21st Century
From HSR to Restoration: The Fort Gratiot Light Station Demonstrates Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration at Every Step of the Process   Collaboration With The Deceased—Preservation of 100-year-old Architecture through the Eyes of the Original Designer   Understanding Hearst Castle: Knowledge Without Damage   Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Brownstone Conservation
Achieving Project Success Through Professional Collaboration of the Trades and Design   Cadillac Place Plaster Ceiling Reconstruction and Resupport: Marrying an  Old Technique to Modern Reinforcing   Successfully Transitioning from Investigation and Design to Construction   The Rewards of Preserving Our Cultural Heritage Using Traditional Building 
Preserving Public Money: A Recipe for Success (Avoiding Blood-Sport Contractors)   Into the Void: Working Together to Create A Successful Solution       The Preservation of The Statue of St. Hugh
Tuesday, October 2, 10:00–11:15      
CS17—Starting Early: How to Encourage New Preservationists to Build the Base of Collaboration    CS18—Formula for Success: Old+New+Collaboration=Sustainable Preservation   CS19—Tools in Preservation: Linking Together the Past, Present and Future   CS20—Energy and Windows: A Brave New World or Not?
Student Paper—A Conservation Methodology for Preserving Neon Electric Displays   Student Paper—The Nebraska State Capitol: A Model of Collaborative Efforts to Preserve A Midwestern Historic Landmark   Student Paper—Creating A Digital Database Of Historic Resources On Wilmington Island, Georgia   Student Paper—The Rise of the Weep Hole: Wall Drainage During the Early 20th Century
Youth and Experts Collaborate on Cultural Resource Preservation   The Historic Saratoga Race Course: A Collaborative Cultural Resource Study   Project Database Research—A Quick and Easy Way to Find Vital Information   21st Century Challenges: Historic Properties and Alternative Energy Systems
Theory to Practice: How the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School Took Theory and Made a Collaborative, Teaching and Learning Practice   Growing Green Together—Duke Farms in the 21st Century   Preservation at Drayton Hall: Past, Present and Future   Energy Management and Preservation: Identifying Approaches, Materials and Methods 
Preservation Trades Education Today: Experience, Hard Work and Credentials   The Earthquake Project: Collaborative Approaches to Historic Preservation at Puʽukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Hawaii   Preservapedia: Leveraging the Knowledge of Preservation Practitioners   Window Preservation Collaborative


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