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.
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 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—PANEL–Before 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|