APT collaborates with like-minded organizations through mutually beneficial partnerships to promote sound preservation technology to better preserve our built environment. APT Partners are organizations with whom APT has a long-standing relationship, and/or a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Action Patrimoine (AP)
Action Patrimoine is a Canadian non-profit organization working since 1975 to protect, promote and showcase the built heritage and cultural landscapes of the Province of Quebec. They firmly believe that both heritage and landscapes contribute to the collective identity and are instrumental in the quality of life of all citizens. APT and AP partnered on a stone conservation workshop in Stanstead on the US-Canada border in June 2018, and intend to host additional joint events in the future.
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational & training programs, certification programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete. ACI has over 98 chapters, 146 student chapters, and nearly 30,000 members spanning over 120 countries. APT and ACI collaborate on development and review of technical standards for historic concrete rehabilitation.
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations. APT and AIC collaborate on content development for the AIC Wiki, disaster preparation and response, and AIC’s Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.
American Institute of Architects Historic Resources Committee (AIA HRC)
The AIA HRC works globally to identify, understand and preserve architectural heritage, sharing its expertise with architects and the public through newsletters, conferences and convention activities. APT’s and HRC’s missions are closely aligned, facilitating a variety of partnership activities, including the annual Peterson Prize.
Assorestauro was established in 2005 as the first Italian association of manufacturers of materials, equipment and technology, suppliers of services and specialized companies to represent the sector of restoration and conservation of heritage both in Italy and abroad. Assorestauro is an autonomous, independent, non-party and non-profit entity. To date, it is the sole association and a reference in the domestic and international market for anyone willing to start working in the conservation sector in Italy, to be intended in the broadest sense, that is, as a synthesis of the various disciplines involved, of the professional specialists, of the available technology and of the growing business community. If examined as a whole, the sector accounts for a large market share and has a meaningful impact on tourism, industry and bioconstruction. Assorestauro and APT partner on cultural exchanges, conference participation, and are developing partnerships with other European heritage organizations.
CLEO Institute (CLEO)
CLEO’s mission is to educate and promote an informed and engaged public that supports climate action locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Their purpose is to empower communities across all levels of society with climate science education and demand climate policies from our elected leaders. They highlight the urgency of climate action, while championing solutions for a resilient future. As part of a strategic priority to broaden the diversity of its leadership, members, and constituencies, APT and CLEO are partnering on a community engagement project in Little Haiti for the 2019 APT Miami conference.
APT and the Getty Foundation partner to enhance preservation technology training opportunities. In recent years, The Getty Foundation has supported conservation professional from Latin American to attend the APT conference.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES)
Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. They are a non-departmental public body with charitable status, responsible for more than 300 properties of national importance. They are also responsible for internationally significant collections including more than 5 million drawings, photographs, negatives and manuscripts, along with 20 million aerial images of locations across the world. APT and HES partnered on a travel tour to Scotland in 2018.
Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF)
The Historic Preservation Education Foundation has been a frequent partner with APT on special conferences and projects. Past conferences included topics such as windows, accessibility, and building codes. The HPEF is a current partner in the Building Technology Heritage Library and OSCAR.
The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
The mission of the International Concrete Repair Institute is to be a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structures in accordance with consensus criteria. APT and ICRI partner on review of technical standards and participation on technical committees related to historic and modern concrete repair.
National Trust for Canada
The National Trust is Canada’s national charitable not-for-profit organization that leads and inspires action for places that matter. They believe that historic places are the cornerstone of a vibrant and sustainable future, and offer proven tools to save and renew historic places. APT and the National Trust for Canada jointly hosted the APT 2017 Ottawa conference.
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
NCPTT has been an official partner with APT since 2006. APT and NCPTT partner to enhance preservation technology training opportunities offered by both parties, and to jointly develop new training opportunities to better serve preservation practitioners. NCPTT has provided funding for APT conferences, workshops, the OSCAR Environmental Assessment Program and the Building Technology Heritage Library.
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Preserving important structures, landscapes and other aspects of the built environment is a key tenet of the SAH mission. SAH has taken a leadership role by developing guidelines for architects and historians who have been asked to testify about the significance of a building or landscape. APT is hosting a walking tour at the SAH conference in Providence in April 2019.
Traditional Building publishes Traditional Building Magazine, a resource for professionals for public architecture, featuring projects, profiles, opinions, and more. Traditional Building Magazine subscriptions are available free of charge to all APT members.
US/ICOMOS fosters heritage conservation and historic preservation at the national and international levels through education and training, international exchanges of people and information, technical assistance, documentation, advocacy and other activities consistent with the goals of ICOMOS and through collaboration with other organizations. APT and US/ICOMOS partner in areas of education, exchanges, and advocacy.