APT Selected Videos & Webinars

As part of its mission to advance appropriate traditional and new technologies to care for, protect, and promote the longevity of the built environment and cultivate the exchange of knowledge throughout the international community, the Association for Preservation Technology makes some of its recorded content available for free to all. 

Below are selected webinars, Preservation Engineering Technical Committee Student Design-Build competition highlight reels, and more. For our full video archive, visit APT's YouTube Channel


  APT-NCPTT Materials Series Webinar

The Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training (NCPTT) are pleased to share the first results of their current collaboration, producing a webinar series on building materials. The first three webinars are “Laboratory and Field Studies,” “Stained Glass,” and “Architectural Coatings.” Nine more webinars are under development with leaders in their respective specializations. 

NCPTT Video Library 


Authors & Interviews

Expanding Preservation Narratives to General Audiences
A Discussion of Dwell Time: A Memoir of Art, Exile, and Repair

In March 2024, APT hosted a discussion with APT Fellow Rosa Lowinger on the themes of her 2023 memoir, the first such book written by a preservation professional for a general audience. Lowinger, who will be the Keynote speaker for the 2024 Docomomo US symposium, intertwines stories of her work in conservation with her family's history as double exiles from Eastern Europe to Cuba and then the United States as a means of understanding how to manage intergenerational trauma. In this online session, she discusses how preservation practitioners can use their own experiences to promote understanding of our work to general audiences. 



PETC Student Design-Build Competition

The Preservation Engineering Technical Committee (PETC) Student Design-Build Competition is a hands on challenge to students with an interest in historic buildings and structures. Following other student engineering design competitions, teams (composed of any students enrolled at the time of competition call) work to analyze an existing structure and subsequently design a structure within the specified guidelines. The designs are evaluated and top teams are brought to the APT Annual Conference for on-site building and testing of their structures, followed by a final competition phase of unique preservation type questions and solutions.



Funding Partner

Some of this recorded content is made possible through the generous support of the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training.


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