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  • RE your sheet metal restoration question, a suggestion from Roberta Deering, Former Preservation Director City of Sacramento (Relayed by Paul Schmidt AIA) see below: I'm cc'ing Craig Hausman, here, who was the architect for the City's restoration...

  • Hi Gordon and all All: Some thoughts on early 20th century cornice problems (endemic in the Northeast and Chicago). Check out: * Standard Practice in Sheet Metal Work (1929) from SMACNA.org, a manual of original period details (this sheet metal...

  • Hi Gordon We have faced this situation a number of times and have saved the historic fabric by using automotive bondo, along with typical fiberglass mesh and/or light gage sheet metal backing as needed for areas that have 'little to no' metal left....

  • We have a large inventory of historic standing seam sheet metal roofs here in Winchester, VA. I too have been on the roofing part of this research trail. The National Park Service has Preservation Brief #4, Roofing for Historic Buildings which has...

  • The fabricator for the Milwaukee City Hall project was Heather & Little in Markham, Ontario. I know it is not the west coast but perhaps they have worked with an installer the can recommend in your region. ------------------------------ Michael...

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  • For me, our annual convention is always a time where I am reinvigorated about our profession and what we do as architects. This year’s convention in Philadelphia was no exception. This newsletter contains information on many of the events that the...

  • Does anyone know of replacement shingles for this kind of roofing? I noticed a lot of them on the ground in New Orleans after Katrina so the National Park Service is not the only entity needing to find an appropriate substitute. Victoria Jacobson

  • If you have not noticed, the Symposium presentations are summarized in an article in the most recent issue of Preservation Architect and copies of all the presentations are linked to this article. Here is the list of presentations: ...

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  • The AIA Historic Resources Committee is the oldest standing committee of the AIA. It was organized in 1890 as the Committee on the Conservation of Public Architecture. The history of the Committee and the AIA’s involvement in preservation is recorded...

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