Eastern Great Lakes Chapter - upcoming events

Published Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Association for Preservation Technology, Eastern Great Lakes Chapter/ Northern Ohio (APT EGLC) is pleased to announce two upcoming events in the Cleveland Metro area.  A tour of the May Co. Building will be held on Thursday, June 20th 2019 at 5:30 pm, and a Lecture Presented by the International Masonry Institute is scheduled for Tuesday July 23rd also at 5:30 pm. A Happy Hour will follow both events, locations TBA. Please see below for event details.

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a multi - disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving/preserving historic structures and their settings.  APT’s mission is to advance appropriate traditional and new technologies to care for, protect, and promote the longevity of the built environment and to cultivate the exchange of knowledge throughout the international community. The APT Eastern Great Lakes Chapter (EGLC) encompasses Michigan, northern Ohio and northern Indiana. As a relatively new chapter, the eastern portion of EGLC is working within Northern Ohio to establish a relationship with those persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation.

The tour of the May Co. building will provide APT EGLC the opportunity to introduce ourselves to the interdisciplinary preservation, architecture, and construction community. Since the building in question is constructed of historic terra cotta, the events goal would be to provide participants information on the historic material, technology behind executed repairs, the design process behind the rehabilitation and general background on this adaptive reuse project.  As a follow on to the May Co. tour, APT EGLC will host a technical lecture in July on Terra Cotta presented by the International Masonry Institute.  Please Share this announcement with those who would be interested.

EVENT DETAILS:
TOUR: MAY CO. BUILDING
Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Geis Construction Office
                158 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

Cost: Free

CEU: 1hr 1lu/hsw

Tour Summary:
The May Company building, constructed in 1914 as department store is in the process of undergoing an extensive adaptive reuse project. The project will rehabilitate the historic building in order to accommodate a mix use program including both commercial and residential installations. The project executed extensive repairs and replacement of the original terra cotta façade. The tour will begin at 5:30 and highlight the rehabilitation of the building, its terra cotta restoration and general enhancements to this very iconic downtown Cleveland building. Tour made possible by the The Geis Companies. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & APTEGLC Waiver required. No open toed shoes or heels.  If you have a hard hat please bring it, if not one will be provided for you.  Attendance is limited. Please RSVP no later than COB JUNE 17, 2019 to apteglcno@gmail.com

LECTURE: TERRA COTTA RESTORATION AND REPAIR 
Date: July 23, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm
Presenter: Tom Elliott – International Masonry Institute
Location: Perspectus Architecture
               13212 Shaker Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44120

Cost: Free

CEU: 1hr 1lu/hsw

Lecture Summary:
The International Masonry Institute will present on the history, applications and manufacture of terra cotta as a building material.  Historic terra cotta facades are subject to a number of typical failure mechanisms and maintenance requirements.  In-situ inspection, stabilization, anchoring devise failures, as well as cleaning and repair methods are discussed.  Additionally, there is an overview of modern manufacturing methods of creating replacement units (1hr tcrr01 1lu/hsw).  Attendance is limited, Please RSVP by COB JULY 22, 2019 to apteglcno@gmail.com.