The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and the Friends of NCPTT will be offering a workshop on mortar analysis, August 12-14 at Lee H. Nelson Hall in Natchitoches, Louisiana. This workshop is designed for preservation professionals and will consist of classroom lectures and hands-on sessions.
We will review the various mortar types (lime, clay, Natural Cement, and Portland cement), curing mechanisms, deterioration processes and replacement mortars. During the hands-on session each participant will get the opportunity to examine a mortar sample through microscopy and break down the components using the acid digestion method. Further instrumental methods of analysis including petrographic examination, X-ray diffraction analysis, and SEM/EDS will be discussed. We will also discuss interpreting the result data and making recommendations for repointing mortars.
Registration for the workshop is $400 and space is limited so, please reserve your spot early.
Fran Gale, Director of the Architectural Conservation Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, will be instructing this course.
NCPTT REFUND POLICY
Since workshops and conferences fill quickly, please sign up as early as possible. If you need to withdraw from an event, you must inform us in writing via email or fax. Cancellations more than 30 days prior to an event will be fully refunded less a $30 administrative fee.
No refunds will be available for cancellations within 30 days of the event, so please take this into account when you sign up for a workshop. In the unlikely event that NCPTT must cancel an event, you may choose to receive a full refund of the registration fee or a credit for a future NCPTT event.