Join us on April 29-May 1, 2019 in Natchitoches Louisiana for a workshop on the technical aspects of limes and mortars used in historic preservation! The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and its partners will hold a three-day workshop focusing on understanding and selecting the right lime for repairs to historic structures originally constructed with lime mortars.
The goal of the workshop is to educate conservators, masons, maintenance professionals, contracting officials, and decision makers on different types of limes available in the United States and discuss their strengths, weaknesses, and uses in historic masonry repairs.
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Meet Our Instructors:
John Fidler is a British-licensed architect with two postgraduate degrees in building conservation and over 39 years of specialist experience in historic preservation. He sits on ASTM drafting committees C7 Lime and C12 Mortars and Grouts; helped compose BS-EN 459 Building Limes; and chaired BS 8221-2, The Cleaning and Surface Repair of Buildings. Until 2006, he was the Conservation Director of English Heritage in London. His international consultancy practice is now based in Los Angeles.
Fran Gale is an architectural conservator with over twenty years experience in the restoration of historic buildings and monuments. Fran earned her MS in historic preservation from Columbia University, specializing in the conservation of architectural materials. She was a founding member of Columbia University’s Center for Preservation Research. Fran is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works since 1987 and is a past Chair of AIC’s Architectural Specialty Group.
Moss Rudley is Superintendent of the NPS Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) in Frederick, MD. He attended Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and received Degree’s in Business Administration, Civil Engineering and Culinary Arts. He came to the HPTC in 2000 as a tradesperson, and entered into the Exhibits Specialist Training Program in 2004 assigned to the Masonry Division. He received his certificate in 2007 and was promoted to a staff Exhibits Specialist. In 2011, he was selected as Supervisory Exhibit Specialist of the Masonry Division.
John Walsh is a materials scientist who specializes in the analysis and characterization of historical masonry and concrete materials. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia GSAPP and the founder and president of Highbridge Materials Consulting, a laboratory firm in Pleasantville, NY. He is committed to fostering a scientific interest in the performance characteristics of building materials within the broader multidisciplinary framework of architecture conservation.
Norman R. Weiss, trained as an analytical chemist, is recognized for more than fifty years of scientific work with historic structures and cemeteries. He has taught at Columbia University since 1977, and is a visiting faculty member at New York University and the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Prof. Weiss is a Fellow of the Association for Preservation Technology and is Chairman of the Preservation Technology and Training Board of the National Park Service.