NCPTT is sponsoring a workshop entitled APT Preservation Engineering Workshop: Non-Destructive Evaluation Methods for Historic Structures to be convened by the Association for Preservation Technology on Nov. 5-6, 2010 at the historic Presidio of San Francisco.
The workshop will provide guidance for professionals and students in the use of diagnostic nondestructive testing for historic structures. It is intended for technically oriented graduates and practicing engineers, architects, preservation consultants, and contractors who are not familiar with this subject area.
The workshop will cover the concepts, theory and applications of nondestructive test methods for diagnosis of historic building materials and structures. It will include an overview of applicable technical standards and guidelines relating to diagnosis and testing of historic structures, discuss applicability and appropriateness of existing standards, and the role of engineering judgment.
A key component of the workshop is hands-on field sessions demonstrating diagnostic test methods on actual structures. The test methods will include ground-penetrating radar, in-place tests of masonry, infrared thermography, resistance drilling of timber and digital radioscopy. Simpler diagnostic tools will also be available, such as moisture meters and rebound hammers. Stations will be set-up for hands-on application at selected buildings. The field sessions will be set up to allow groups of attendees to rotate between stations. The attendees will be encouraged to make observations and discuss the condition of the buildings, alternative diagnoses, and the meaning of the test results.
- Planning an Investigation
- Wood Investigations
- Concrete Evaluation
- Structural Monitoring
John Fidler, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Los Angeles, California
Taryn Stubblefield, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, San Francisco, California
Justin de Wolfe, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, San Francisco, California
- Surface Penetrating Radar
- Infrared Thermography
- Masonry Evaluation and Testing
- Moisture Measurement
For information on cost, registration, and hotel arrangements visit http://www.wcapt.org/.