2013 – 2014 RESTORE Course on Masonry Conservation For Architects, Engineers, Craftworkers, Contractors and Conservators begins Tuesday, November 19, 2013.
Earn 50 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units, 14 of which qualify for AIA Health, Safety, Welfare credits.
RESTORE classes meet on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., from November through May at the New Church, 114 East 35th Street, New York, NY – between Park and Lexington Avenues. RESTORE Laboratory and field-workshop sessions are scheduled during April and May.
The RESTORE faculty consists of a team of nationally and internationally renowned building conservators, craftworkers, architects, engineers, chemists, geologists, materials consultants and industrial hygienists. All have had many years of field experience and are recognized leaders in their areas of expertise.
RESTORE offers a materials science approach to architectural conservation. The RESTORE curriculum on Masonry Conservation includes:
Introduction and Course Concept: A Materials Science Strategy for Masonry Conservation
Philosophy and Methodology of Preservation
Criteria and Requisites for Preservation Work; Documentation and Analysis of Materials and Problems on Site and in the Laboratory
Stone as a Building Material: Types and Properties, Parts I – IV
Masonry Decay Processes, Parts I, II & III
Architectural Ceramics: Properties and Manufacture
Health and Environmental Hazards Inherent in Architectural Preservation Materials and Processes, Parts I – IV
Technology of Cleaning Masonry Structures, Parts I, II & III
Case Studies on Masonry Conservation
Mortars Formulation, Analysis, Reproduction and Installation, Parts I & II
Composite Repair Technology for Stone, Parts I & II
Pointing and Caulking, Parts I & II
RESTORE Conservation Lab Workshop: Analysis of Conditions on Site and in the Laboratory
Surface Treatments and Consolidants for Masonry Materials, Parts I & II
Field Workshop Sessions:
Traditional Techniques for Working in Stone
Replication of Architectural Ornament – Replacement Materials: Terra Cotta and Cast Stone
For further information about RESTORE and to apply on line, click here. Follow the links to the RESTORE Course on Masonry Conservation.
For questions about RESTORE and its educational programs, please email or call Jan C. K. Anderson or Mike Mecklenburg at RESTORE at (212) 749-1800.
Jan C. K. Anderson