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Water, Water Everywhere!

Developing Technical Guidance for Protecting Historic Buildings from Flooding and Sea Level Rise

November 3, 2016

San Antonio, TX

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Hilton Palacio del Rio

200 S. Alamo

San Antonia, TX  78205

Fee:         $275

APTSA2016LargerHorizLogo2Historic places around the globe are increasingly being impacted by flooding and rising sea levels caused by climate change.  As a result, preservation professionals are being asked by historic building owners/stewards for technical guidance to protect a wide range of historic buildings dealing with an even wider range of environmental circumstances. This symposium follows a case study format to illustrate a number of “hardening” interventions at the building level, but also at the landscape level. Each case study will discuss the project’s historic and environmental context, the technical intervention, an assessment of the success, and most importantly lessons learned. At the end of the morning session, participants will understand how increased instances of flooding/sea level change are impacting historic buildings; understand current code and regulations relating to flood design; be able to discuss advantages and disadvantages of a variety of approaches and be able to assess technical treatment alternatives to best meet preservation and resiliency goals. The afternoon will include a walking tour that highlights local flood control efforts followed by an interactive discussion with the entire panel and the audience discussing how APT can help NCPTT and the larger preservation community by developing technical guidance for protecting historic buildings against rising waters.


Glenn Boornazian, Principal Conservator & President, Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc., Integrated Conservation Contracting, Inc.

Jenifer Eggleston, Management Assistant, Office of the Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, NPS

Nathan Lott, Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative

Joe Oppermann, FAIA, Joseph K. Oppermann – Architect, P.A.

Jenny Parker, LEED AP, Technical Preservation Services, NPS

Sue Ann Pemberton, FAIA, Principal, Main Street Architects, Inc., and Senior Lecturer, The University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Architecture

Luuk Postuma, Director, Facility Management, Evergreen Brick Works

Jennifer Wellock, Technical Reviewer, State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants Division, NPS

Ashley Wilson, AIA, ASID, Graham Gund Architect, National Trust for Historic Preservation


John Dumsick, 1200 Architectural Engineers, PLLC

Andrew Ferrell, LEED AP, Chief, Architecture & Engineering, NCPTT, NPS


This symposium is being held in conjunction with APT San Antonio 2016 Conference, so all registration is through APT’s conference website at https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1847696

If you only wish to register for the workshop, select ONLY Workshop or Symposium” for the registration category.

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November 3, 2016
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hilton Palacio del Rio
200 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119