AHW-VT-05

Course title: Building Systems and Diagnostics
Instructor: Michael Henry, professor in the University of Pennsylvania's Historic Preservation program
Dates: September 25-27
Location: Grand Teton National Park
Course Description: This course will focus on common building systems found in the American West: their history of use, construction techniques, and common mechanisms of deterioration. Trainees will learn how to identify causes and factors of deterioration in historic structures, using this information to direct appropriate intervention. Located in Grand Teton National Park, students will have a chance to use park resources as case studies for exploring how building systems and their maintenance are affected and directed by their environment. The workshop will be split between classroom and field exercises. Free lodging will be provided at the White Grass Dude Ranch Training Center in Grand Teton National Park.
Credit Designation: LU
Learning units: 6
Course format: Instructor led face-to-face
Learning Objectives:
1:     Learn the history and progression of American building traditions
2:     Understand the components of common construction systems
3:     Recognize common deterioration mechanisms and their underlying causes, and become familiar with typical deterioration patterns for each common construction type
4:     Understand how to apply the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
Primary Point of Contact: Carly-Ann Anderson, Executive Director, AHW. 307 333 3508. ExecDirector@HistoricWyoming.org.
Cost for credits: $300.00

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