Two officials standing before flags in headquarters for FFB.

Jacques Chanut, President at Fédération Française du Bâtiment, and Andrew Ferrell, Deputy Director for the NPS National Center for Preservation Technology and Training meet as part of a newly formed research and training partnership between the Built Heritage Cluster 4.0 and NCPTT.

Andrew Ferrell, Deputy Director of NCPTT, is visiting Paris and Troyes as part of a new collaboration between the National Center and the Cluster Patrimoine Bâti 4.0 (CPB 4.0) launched by the French Building Federation Aube. The CPB 4.0 is an independent nonprofit organization made up of institutional authorities, universities and engineering schools, and professional organizations. Among its partners is the only French school focused solely on teaching built heritage crafts, “l’Institut Universitaire des Métiers du Patrimoine” located in Troyes.

The purpose of this collaboration is to develop a close international partnership to exchange information for better preservation of cultural resources in the United States and European countries. The participants intend this partnership to include research on topics of joint interest, such as building materials as they sustain the change over time, and to focus on promoting joint research and training efforts. This partnership aims

Three men standing beneath the interior vault of the church of Saint-Germain-Des-Prés

On 15 October 2018, church of Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, Paris: Andrew Ferrell, Deputy Director of the ncptt / USA had an opportunity to view a remarkable site and discover the talents of the French artisans and entrepreneurs!

to create a network of worldwide experts in order to encourage communication and transfer of information regarding the field of heritage preservation.

Ferrell will conduct site visits and participate in a lime workshop developed by the CPB 4.0 during his visit to France.

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