In 2006, APT introduced Practice Points in the APT Bulletin as a way to share best practices in the field.  Each column illustrates an existing or cutting-edge technology or technique in practice, shares original research in the history of building technology and materials, or presents recent case studies in which new technologies and techniques have been used successfully. Practice Points is designed to provide the most up-to-date, nuts-and-bolts information for practitioners and their clients.

APT invites members and non-members to submit manuscripts for Practice Points columns to the editor of the APT Bulletin. Like other articles in the Bulletin, Practice Points undergo peer review. Past topics for Practice Points columns have included analysis of historic wood framing, paint analysis, mortar analysis, and non-destructive evaluation of masonry.

Practice Points submissions should be up to 5,000 words in length and should be accompanied by 3 to 8 illustrations.  Please consult the APT Bulletin author guidelines for more information on acceptable formats for illustrations and editorial style.  

Current Article 

Wood Preservatives and Pressure-treated Wood: Considerations for Historic-preservation Projects