Publications Committee

The Publications Committee is responsible for overseeing APT's goal of publishing and delivering high-quality publications, including the APT BulletinPractice Points, the Communiqué, social media, special publications, videos and the APT website. The Publications Committee also oversees APT's publication-related awards. 


APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology
The APT Bulletin provides state-of-the-art technical information in the field of historic preservation and showcases articles that address cutting-edge preservation techniques, as well as innovative applications of established restoration technologies. Articles include case studies demonstrating best practices, exemplary craftsmanship, international debates on preservation philosophy, and histories of building materials, technologies, and systems. The APT Bulletin also addresses emerging issues and trends, such as preservation engineering and the integration of sustainability and historic preservation. The APT Bulletin also publishes book reviews. First issued in 1969, the APT Bulletin is peer-reviewed and produced three times per year.

Diana S. Waite, Editor, APT Bulletin
Lesley Gilmore, APT Bulletin Book Review Editor

Practice Points
Practice Points are published in the APT Bulletin as a way to share best practices in the field.  Each column illustrates and 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.

Thomas E. Boothby, Practice Points Co-Editor
Marianne Leroux, Practice Points Co-Editor
Lorraine Schnabel, Practice Points Co-Editor

APT's newsletter, the Communiqué, publishes more time-sensitive material. It offers APT members a point of exchange for preservation information, where they can present their news and awards, share their project experiences with colleagues, post calls for papers, and submit preservation queries to the readership. Employers can recruit potential candidates by advertising positions to APT's network of qualified preservation specialists. 

Diana S. Waite, Editor, Communiqué 

APT Social Media
APT's social media presence includes the APT calendarFacebook pageInstagram accountLinkedIn groupPinterest boardYouTube channel, and a Twitter handle for each annual conference.

Social Media Team:
Maanvi Chawla
Marcie Clifford
Nicole Frank
Margaret House, Team Leader
Mayank Patel, Team Leader
Albert Russell
Rachel Sloan
Samuel Zabb-Parmley

Special Publications
APT has published a number of books and collections of articles on special topics, including the second edition of Harley McKee's classic Introduction to Early American Masonry and the Preservation Technology Primer.  Additional titles are available in APT's online bookstore and we are actively soliciting new ideas.  

Fran Gale, Special Publications Coordinator

APT Videos
The Publications Committee is producing short videos focused on preservation technology topics, many of which serve as companions to articles in the Practice Points series.  The video companions provide an opportunity to capture hands-on-demonstrations, live action, and interviews to help make Practice Points more accessible to a global audience through the APT YouTube channel.  The Publications Committee coordinates video production efforts with authors of Practice Points and local video producers.  This initiative is enhanced by financial support from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).  A video to accompany the Practice Points on architectural terra cotta is currently in production.

Jessica Fair, Video Project Manager

APT Website
The APT website provides the latest information on upcoming conferences, contact information for all committees and chapters, a full index of the APT Bulletin, and select information available only to members. 

Publication Awards
The Publications Committee coordinates the efforts of volunteer juries for APT's publications-related awards. These awards include the Oliver Torrey Fuller Award, the Anne de Fort-Menares Award, Martin E. Weaver Award, and the Lee Nelson Book Award. 

Cristina Radu, Publication Awards Jury Captain

If you are interested in joining or learning more information about the Publications Committee, contact us.

Cristina Radu, Publications Committee Co-Chair

Justin Spivey, Publications Committee Co-Chair