Course title: Preservation Engineering: Diagnosing, Monitoring, and Repairing Masonry Structures
Instructors: Michael Schuller (Atkinson-Noland), James Mason (NPS)
Dates: November 14-16 (3 days, 24 course hours)
Location: Tumacacori National Historical Park, Arizona
Course Description: Taught by two structural engineers, this course will explain how historic buildings work to resist loads and how to tell if there is a serious issue requiring repair. Attendees will learn how to evaluate structural warning signs, monitor building movement, and prioritize repair items. Using Tumacacori National Historical Park as a laboratory, emphasis will be placed on adobe construction, with classroom instruction covering a range of different historic construction systems common in the American West. Students will gain hands-on experience with different techniques for evaluating strength and condition of in-place masonry construction, ranging from simple methods using hand tools to high-tech diagnostics including nondestructive and in-situ tests. The course content includes the following HSW topics: Building Systems (structural); Design (safety and security measures); Materials and Methods (construction systems); and Historic Preservation.
Credit Designation: HSW
Learning units: 12
Course format: Instructor led face-to-face
1: Become familiar with different historic construction systems common in the American West and with different techniques for evaluating condition and strength.
2: Learn how to identify areas of structural weakness and instability
3: Understand when intervention is appropriate, and when it is necessary to involve engineering professionals
4: Practice applying the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Structures
Primary Point of Contact: Carly-Ann Anderson, Executive Director, AHW. 307 333 3508. ExecDirector@HistoricWyoming.org.
Cost for credits: $500
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