The School of Engineering at the University of Vermont (UVM) has been exploring the addition of heritage preservation engineering modules to its existing curriculum. To that end the School, with the sponsorship of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and the Getty Conservation Institute, hosted a colloquium in June 2009 to identify curricular additions for a program focused on the engineering evaluation and remediation of heritage structures.

A two-day event that attracted approximately forty participants – academics and practicing engineers – from the U.S., Europe and Central and South America, the colloquium focused on the quantitative techniques and methodologies applied to the engineering evaluation and remediation of heritage structures, and the challenge of ensuring that students acquire the competencies necessary to address the challenges of the market.

Publication of colloquium proceedings on a university website (http://www.uvm.edu/~dwporter/ncptt/index.htm).