Recent Research and Technical Innovations

in Brownstone Conservation

Presented by Victoria Mansion and the National Center for

Preservation Technology and Training,

in conjunction with APT/Northeast Chapter

May 13, 2006 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine

$100 per person

Speakers include

David Fixler, AIA, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott

Ivan Myjer, Building and Monument Conservation

Frank Matero, University of Pennsylvania

George Wheeler, Columbia University

George Scherer, Princeton University

Andrew Ladygo, Architectural Conservation Services

Michael Meehan, Portland Brownstone Quarries

John Glavan, Building Conservation Associates

Matthew Tonello, Consigli Construction Company

Victoria Mansion (the Morse-Libby Mansion) presents an important one-day symposium that will present the latest analytic research on brownstone decay and will highlight pioneering techniques to conserve deteriorated brownstone that were developed for the landmark restoration of Victoria Mansion’s four-story tower.

Among the presenters are national leaders in the fields of historic preservation and conservation science. Topics to be covered include recent research on the nature of brownstone, the mechanism of deterioration, and the efficacy of chemical treatments along with new techniques for mechanical attachment using grouting and micro-pinning. Technical findings will be presented in a context that will also consider preservation philosophy, a cost-benefit analysis of the new techniques, and practical insights into both in-kind replacement with new stone and applying the new conservation treatments in the field.

Funding for the symposium has been provided by the National Park Service through the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT). The symposium is being organized in conjunction with APT/Northeast Chapter, and is co-sponsored by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, AIA Maine, Greater Portland Landmarks, and Maine Preservation. Attendance at the symposium qualifies for AIA continuing education credits.

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