NCPTT https://ncptt.nps.gov National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:33:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Gateway Arch Stainless Steel Weld and Surface Discoloration Evaluation https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/gateway-arch-stainless-steel/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/gateway-arch-stainless-steel/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:00:24 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=33578 This presentation is part of the Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation Symposium, April 14-16, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri.

Gateway Arch Stainless Steel Weld and Surface Discoloration Evaluation by Catherine Houska

Catherine Houska: My presentation today was sponsored by The Nickel Institute and IMOA, which are two stainless steel industry associations. And if you haven’t [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/gateway-arch-stainless-steel/feed/ 0 Resilient Heritage https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/resilient-heritage-2015-03/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/resilient-heritage-2015-03/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:06:08 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=36132 Beginning with Hurricane Katrina and continuing through Hurricanes Ike and Sandy, the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) has garnered valuable “boots on the ground” experience responding to cultural resource needs in post disaster response and pre-disaster planning. As a result, NCPTT was approached by the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation to create [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/resilient-heritage-2015-03/feed/ 0 Material Change: Attenuation to Significance https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/material-change-attenuation-to-significance/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/material-change-attenuation-to-significance/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:00:38 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=33571 This presentation is part of the Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation Symposium, April 14-16, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri.

Material Change: Attenuation to Significance by Christopher Domin

Christopher Domin: Coming in this morning past the Central Library and the Wainwright Building, and then taking a right at the Gateway Arch, I get why we’re [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/material-change-attenuation-to-significance/feed/ 0 Slave Cabins at Booker T. Washington National Monument https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/slave-cabins-at-booker-t-washington-national-monument/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/slave-cabins-at-booker-t-washington-national-monument/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:11:36 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=36101 Booker T. Washington National Monument has offered archeologists and other historians an unusual glimpse into the past. Archeologists have recently conducted a survey using unusual methods. Instead of digging up the grown and using trowels and other tools to sift through was was dug up, Archeologists used specialized scientific instruments on the surface to collect geophysical [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/slave-cabins-at-booker-t-washington-national-monument/feed/ 0 New Contexts: Preservation Challenges of Modern Era Design https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/new-contexts-preservation-challenges-of-modern-era-design/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/new-contexts-preservation-challenges-of-modern-era-design/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:00:55 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=33547 This presentation is part of the Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation Symposium, April 14-16, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri.

New Contexts: Preservation Challenges of Modern Era Design by Ann K. Dilcher

Ann K. Dilcher: Good morning I’m excited to be at St. Louis, not expecting to be talking about the old court house and [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/new-contexts-preservation-challenges-of-modern-era-design/feed/ 0 Ocmulgee National Monument https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/ocmulgee-national-monument/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/ocmulgee-national-monument/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:45:03 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=36019 Ocmulgee National Monument has had continuous habitation for 17,000 years. In the early to mid 1930s, Ocmulgee hosted the country’s largest archeological dig. Over 800 workers excavated under the direction of Dr. Arthur R. Kelly from the Smithsonian Institute. The results of this dig pieced together a timeline of people who lived in the area between 12,000 [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/ocmulgee-national-monument/feed/ 0 The Farnsworth House https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/the-farnsworth-house/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/the-farnsworth-house/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=33561 This presentation is part of the Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation Symposium, April 14-16, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri.

The Farnsworth House by Robert Silman and Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson: All right. It’s one of the most recognized and photographed buildings from the mid-century portfolio. This residential masterpiece designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1945. [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/the-farnsworth-house/feed/ 0 St. Louis’ Mid-Century Modern Architecture: The Matter of Materials https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/st-louis-mid-century-modern-architecture-the-matter-of-materials/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/st-louis-mid-century-modern-architecture-the-matter-of-materials/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:00:26 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=33538 This presentation is part of the Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation Symposium, April 14-16, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri.

St. Louis’ Mid-Century Modern Architecture: The Matter of Materials by Mary Reid Brunstrom

Mary Reid Brunstrom: Thank you, Mary. I want to say thank you to the National Park Service and the sponsors of today for the [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/st-louis-mid-century-modern-architecture-the-matter-of-materials/feed/ 0 Separating Baby from Bathwater: Conflict Resolution in Modern Materials, Systems & Form https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/separating-baby-from-bathwater-conflict-resolution-in-modern-materials-systems-form/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/separating-baby-from-bathwater-conflict-resolution-in-modern-materials-systems-form/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:29:27 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=33573 This presentation is part of the Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation Symposium, April 14-16, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri.

Separating Baby from Bathwater: Conflict Resolution in Modern Materials, Systems by Walter Sedovic

Walter Sedovic: I’m proud to call myself a St. Louisan and I’m honored to be here. I’m thrilled at NCPTT for having [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/separating-baby-from-bathwater-conflict-resolution-in-modern-materials-systems-form/feed/ 0 New Report on Degradation of Insulation Released https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/new-report-on-degradation-of-insulation-released/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/new-report-on-degradation-of-insulation-released/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:10:44 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=36056 The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory recently released new and innovative research investigating the long-term degradation of insulating materials based on short-term laboratory testing.

“Advanced insulation materials provide resistance to heat flow. Properly insulating shelters can reduce heating and cooling costs, as well as improve comfort. However, the long-term performance [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/new-report-on-degradation-of-insulation-released/feed/ 0 San Antonio Missions Becomes World Heritage Site https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/san-antonio-missions-becomes-world-heritage-site/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/san-antonio-missions-becomes-world-heritage-site/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:22:00 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=36046

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated a group of five Spanish colonial missions in the San Antonio area – including most of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and the Alamo – as a World Heritage Site. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee agreed to inscribe [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/san-antonio-missions-becomes-world-heritage-site/feed/ 0 HOPE comes to African House (Podcast 65) https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/hope-comes-to-african-house-podcast-65/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/hope-comes-to-african-house-podcast-65/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:06:35 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=36025 Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes

Kevin Ammons: Welcome to the Preservation Technology podcast, the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/hope-comes-to-african-house-podcast-65/feed/ 0 El Morro National Monument https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/el-morro-national-monument/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/el-morro-national-monument/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:16:17 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=36013 El Morro National Monument is also known as Inscription Rock. Its name stems from for the carvings in the stone done by the various people who have crossed it. While many native people interacted with this area the first European interaction was believed to have occurred in the early 1600s. In 2007 a group led [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/el-morro-national-monument/feed/ 0 Montezuma Castle National Monument https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/montezuma-castle-national-monument/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/montezuma-castle-national-monument/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:31:05 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=36004 Montezuma Castle National Monument is home to the preservation of at least two early native cultures. In 1916 the site was moved to the National Park Service in order to allow for protection of potential artifacts. Archeologists have since excavated Montezuma Castle and discovered how the Sinagua people lived. To see some of the artifacts found [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/montezuma-castle-national-monument/feed/ 0 Restoration and Replication of Steel Elements at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/restoration-and-replication-of-steel-elements-at-frank-lloyd-wrights-fallingwater-and-solomon-r-guggenheim-museum/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/restoration-and-replication-of-steel-elements-at-frank-lloyd-wrights-fallingwater-and-solomon-r-guggenheim-museum/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:00:21 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=33564 This presentation is part of the Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation Symposium, April 14-16, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri.

Restoration and Replication of Steel Elements at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Pamela Jerome

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NCPTT 2015 Interns: Progress in Preservation https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/ncptt-2015-interns-progress-in-preservation/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/ncptt-2015-interns-progress-in-preservation/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:00:16 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=35743 NCPTT’s 2014 interns are sharing their knowledge and gaining new skills during the ten-week internship program.  They will undertake laboratory research, record podcasts for our website, create online-publications, update the NCPTT product catalog, create an eLearning site, conduct a literature review on archaeological site surveillance technologies, and update NCPTT’s Facebook page. The interns will also [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/ncptt-2015-interns-progress-in-preservation/feed/ 0 Technologies for Archaeological Site Surveillance https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/technologies-for-archeological-site-surveillance/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/technologies-for-archeological-site-surveillance/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:00:19 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=35985 The NCPTT’s Archaeology & Collections program is currently undertaking research to evaluate technologies applicable to the surveillance of archaeological sites. The research emphasizes technology that can aid in the apprehension and prosecution of those who vandalize and loot archaeological resources. Entities like the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Park Service (NPS) have limited [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/technologies-for-archeological-site-surveillance/feed/ 1 The Knapp’s Centre: 1930’s Art Moderne Icon Reinvented https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/the-knapps-centre-1930s-art-moderne-icon-reinvented/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/the-knapps-centre-1930s-art-moderne-icon-reinvented/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:00:47 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=33566 This presentation is part of the Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation Symposium, April 14-16, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri.

The Knapp’s Centre: 1930’s Art Moderne Icon Reinvented by Bradley Cambridge

Bradley R. Cambridge: All right, thank you everybody. I did want to say to, I think the last ten years that I kind of [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/the-knapps-centre-1930s-art-moderne-icon-reinvented/feed/ 0 Bandelier National Monument https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/bandelier-national-monument/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/bandelier-national-monument/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:47:16 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=35598 Bandelier National Monument is one of many sites that was home to the Anasazi people. Archeologists have found many different artifacts in the area that have lead to a greater understanding of the culture and the homes they lived in. Plans are underway to expand the area that archeologists have surveyed in order to provide [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/bandelier-national-monument/feed/ 0 NCPTT Announces 2015 PTT Grant Awards https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/ncptt-announces-2015-ptt-grant-awards/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/ncptt-announces-2015-ptt-grant-awards/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:38:42 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=35367 The National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Technology (NCPTT) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Preservation Technology and Training Grants. This year, twelve grants totaling $427,000 have been awarded. These grants provide funding for innovative research, training, and publications that develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/ncptt-announces-2015-ptt-grant-awards/feed/ 2 Investigating the Visible Stains on the Stainless Steel Skin of the Gateway Arch https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/investigating-the-visible-stains-on-the-stainless-steel-skin-of-the-gateway-arch/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/investigating-the-visible-stains-on-the-stainless-steel-skin-of-the-gateway-arch/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:25:57 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=33581 This presentation is part of the Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation Symposium, April 14-16, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri.

Investigating the Visible Stains on the Stainless Steel Skin of the Gateway Arch by Josh Friedland, Christine Freisinger, and David Megerle

Christine Freisinger: Good morning. As Frank mentioned, my name is Chris Freisinger. I work at [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/investigating-the-visible-stains-on-the-stainless-steel-skin-of-the-gateway-arch/feed/ 0 Fort Pulaski National Monument https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/fort-pulaski-national-monument/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/fort-pulaski-national-monument/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:27:25 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=35131 Early archeological excavations of this early American fort were unauthorized and destructive to artifacts and history. Many artifacts ended up missing. Problems at Fort Pulaski National Monument and other federal sites lead to the passage of legislation making excavations without a permit illegal. Since the passage of the law, archeologists have conducted excavations which have [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/fort-pulaski-national-monument/feed/ 0 Where Preservation is Needed, there is HOPE (Podcast 64) https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/where-preservation-is-needed-there-is-hope-podcast-64/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/where-preservation-is-needed-there-is-hope-podcast-64/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:55:04 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=35585 Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes

Kevin Ammons: Welcome to the Preservation Technology podcast, the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/where-preservation-is-needed-there-is-hope-podcast-64/feed/ 1 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/fort-mchenry-national-monument-and-historic-shrine/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/fort-mchenry-national-monument-and-historic-shrine/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:32:10 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=35089 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine provides a place for people to honor our national anthem as well as our revolutionary past. Throughout its history, Archeologists have been learning more about Fort McHenry. They have been used to both to learn about the past and to help preserve for the future. Archeologists have led [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/fort-mchenry-national-monument-and-historic-shrine/feed/ 0 A Manual for Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Landscapes, Phase 2 https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/a-manual-for-climate-change-impacts-on-cultural-landscapes-phase-2/ https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/a-manual-for-climate-change-impacts-on-cultural-landscapes-phase-2/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:43:54 +0000 https://ncptt.nps.gov/?p=35973 Robert Melnick at the University of Oregon will use a 2015 PTT Grant to build on previous work on response to climate change and National Park Service Units.  He will develop and refine a preliminary manual for response to climate change impacts, focusing on the variety and range of cultural landscapes in the western United [...]]]> https://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/a-manual-for-climate-change-impacts-on-cultural-landscapes-phase-2/feed/ 0