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Conference on exterior architectural metals

From: Susan E. Schur <ses_tec_con>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2003
An intensive conference on metals and alloys used in the 20th
century for building exteriors and ornamentation/sculpture will be
held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the MIT campus on April 4-5,
2003, along with the Spring 2003 National AIA Historic Resources
Committee (HRC) meeting which will include several additional talks
and events on April 3, 5, 6,and 7. Individuals can register for the
conference alone or for both the conference and HRC meeting.

The schedule for the 20th Century Exterior Architectural Metals:
Design, Preservation, and Care conference--which is sponsored by
Technology and Conservation, the MIT Department of Architecture, and
the Boston Society of Architects' Historic Resources Committee, with
the cooperation of the National AIA HRC and the National Park
Service--follows. (The schedule for the HRC meeting is given after
the conference schedule.)

Friday, April 4, 2003

7:30 am     Registration begins

    Welcome by Co-Chairs, Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA
    Publisher-Editor, Technology and Conservation

    Prof. John E. Fernandez,
    AIA, MIT, School of Architecture and Planning, Building
    Technology Program

Performance/Behavior in Service

    The Challenge of Getting Under the Skin of 20th Century
    Architectural Metals
        Hugh C. Miller
        FAIA, Architect/Planner and Adjunct Professor of Building
        Technology, Goucher College


    Material Properties: Focus on Aluminum, Copper, Nickel, and
    Titanium Alloys; Stainless Steels; Corten; and Wrought Iron

        Andrew Lins
        Head, Objects Conservation, Philadelphia Museum of Art

9:45-10:05  Coffee Break


    Material Properties (continued)
        Andrew Lins
        Philadelphia Museum of Art

10:45-11    Q&A


    The Mechanisms of Corrosion: The Effects of Fabrication,
    Exposure, and Interaction with Other Materials
    Ronald M. Latanision, Director, Uhlig Corrosion Laboratory, and
    Professor, MIT Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

12-12:15    Q&A

12:15-1:45  Conference Luncheon

Evaluating What's Happening

    Field Evaluation and Diagnosis
        Thomas A. Schwartz
        PE, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, Inc.


    Design Considerations: Flashings and Sheet Metal: Best (and
    Worst) Practice, Then and Now
        Lawrence H. Plevy, President, Schtiller and Plevy

Case Histories: The Building Exterior I

    Architectural Metalwork I: Artistic Enhancements: Steven Holl's
    MIT Dormitory
        Project Manager (Dormitory)


    Coffee Break, combined with on-site viewing of the Holl building


    Use of Aluminum: Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Dwelling Machine
        James Ashby
        Sr. Conservation Architect, Heritage Conservation Program,
        PWGS-Canada (former Restoration Coordinator, Dymaxion),

    The 1931 Aluminaire House Today
        Prof. Jon Michael Schwarting, AIA
        New York Institute of Technology, and Prof. Frances Campani,


    Roofs/Domes: Why has Kresge Auditorium Shed So Many Roofs,
        William R. Dickson
        Sr. Vice-President Emeritus, MIT


    Metal Surfaces and Textures for the 20th and 21st Centuries
        L. William Zahner
        CEO/President, The A. Zahner Company

5:45-6  Q&A


    Reception at the Boston Public Library, including a talk on:

        The BPL's Building Restoration Project (conservation of
        several world famous murals are part of this project),
            William G. Barry, Jr., AIA
            Associate, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott

Saturday, April 5, 2003
Aesthetics, Protection, and Care
8:30-8:45 am

    Patination and Repatination
        John Griswold
        Griswold Conservation Associates

    Gilding and Regilding
        John Griswold
        Griswold Conservation Associates

9 -10:15

    Applied Surface Finishes
        H. Wayne Seale
        Regional Manager, Architecture, Copper Development

        Catherine M. Houska
        Consultant, Nickel Development Institute

        Timothy Niemeier
        Vice-President and Director, Technical Services Group,
        Stuart Dean Co. Inc.

10:15-10:30 Q&A

10:30-11    Coffee Break


    Exterior Architectural Aluminum: Preservation and Restoration: A
    Contractor's Perspective
        Timothy Niemeier
        Vice-President and Director, Technical Services Group,
        Stuart Dean Co. Inc.


    Anticipating Preservation Needs: Composite Materials Under
    Development for 21st Century Buildings

        Prof. John E. Fernandez, AIA
        MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Building Technology

12:15-12:30 Q&A

12:30-2     Conference Luncheon

Case Histories: Building Exteriors II
2 -2:30

    Curtain Walls: Their Metal Finishes
        Gordon Smith
        President, The Gordon H. Smith Corp.


    Detailing and Maintaining Weathering Steel (Corten) Buildings,
        Carolyn Searls
        PE, Principal, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc.


    Architectural Metalwork 2: The Gardner Museum and Paint Analysis
    of Wrought Iron Ornamentation
        Barbara J. Mangum
        Sculpture and Decorative Arts Conservation Services

3:30-3:45   Coffee Break


    Stainless Steel and The Chrysler Building
        Eric Hammarberg
        Sr. Project Director/Associate Director of Preservation, LZA


    Copper: An Update and the Lessons Learned from the Restoration
    of the Statue of Liberty
        E. Blaine Cliver
        Chief, HABS/HAER, National Park Service


    Q&A An Open Forum, followed by an on-site visit to the new MIT
    building designed by Frank Gehry

Thursday, April 3, 2003

    An early evening reception at the Boston Athenaeum, with a talk
    on the Athenaeum's recently completed 2-year total building
    restoration program.

Saturday, April 5
6:15-8 pm

    A gala reception at the historic Commandant's House (circa 1805)
    in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Sunday, April 6
8:30 am-12:15 pm

    The Sunday program will include a discussion of the St. Louis
    Gateway Arch by the architect who worked on this project and
    brief talks on many of the posters displayed at the conference,
    as well as other presentations and a business meeting. Lunch
    will be followed by an afternoon tour.

    Three tours will be offered on Sunday afternoon (from 12:15 to
    approximately 4:30). Attendees can select on of these:

        *   a bus tour of Boston and Cambridge focussing on 20th
            century buildings
        *   a bus tour to historic sites in Charlestown, Saugus, and
        *   a walking tour of downtown Boston's pre-1900 buildings

Monday, April 7

    A tour to Lowell which will explore the revitalization of this
    city will be available.

Registration Fees:

Prior to Feb. 15, 2003:

    "20th Century Exterior Architectural Metals" conference:

        $345 per person (Fee includes the conference program on
        Friday and Saturday, the Friday and Saturday luncheons, and
        the Friday evening reception)

    The National HRC Meeting only

        $130 per person (Fee includes the Thursday and Saturday
        receptions; the Sunday morning program, lunch, and afternoon
        tour, and the optional Monday tour)

    Combined fee for the conference and the HRC meeting

        $445/per person (Fee includes all programs and events from
        April 3 through April 7)

After February 15, 2003:

    "20th Century Exterior Architectural Metals" conference:

    The National HRC Meeting only: $150/person

    Combined conference and HRC meeting: $520/person

Registration fees are in U.S. dollars. Registration checks (drawn on
a U.S.A. bank) should be made payable to: The Technology
Organization, Inc.

Registration should be mailed to

    Technology and Conservation
    76 Highland Avenue
    Somerville MA 02143 U.S.A.

To Register or for further information, contact:

    Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA
    Technology and Conservation
    76 Highland Avenue
    Somerville MA 02143
    Fax: 617-623-2253

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:46
                 Distributed: Friday, January 31, 2003
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Received on Monday, 27 January, 2003

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