Vertical Access Partner Kelly Streeter will be giving two presentations on May 24 this week. The first presentation at 11 am is sponsored by AIA Delaware and will take place in Smyrna, DE. This presentation, with Leila Hamroun-Yazid of Heritage Design Collaborative and Michael Luciani of Hill International, will examine a collaborative approach to “Facade Inspection and Maintenance.”
Kelly’s second presentation is part of the Association for Preservation Technology Washington, DC chapter’s “Third Thursday Lecture” series. The presentation, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm is entitled “Using Technology to Document Existing Structures” and will take place at the National Trust for Historic Preservation office at 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
Here’s some information that we’d like to pass along from a colleague in our community of conservators, architects, and engineers …
Registration is now open for Masonry Conservation 2011-2012, a two-semester program of classes, labs, and field workshops designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to handle complex preservation and maintenance issues encountered in the field. Classes start NOVEMBER 15, 2011.
This is the 35th year that RESTORE has been offering training in the technology of architectural conservation with their team of nationally and internationally renowned faculty. Tuesday evening classes are held in New York City and are approved by the Professional Development Committee of the AIA. Graduates will receive 50 AIA continuing education learning units, 14 of which qualify for AIA Health, Safety, Welfare credit. Participants include a diverse cross-section of building design professionals, craftworkers, contractors, cultural resource and facilities managers, architectural conservators and preservationists.
The Association for Preservation Technology has published an article by Kelly Streeter in its 2010 Vol. XLI, No. 4 edition of the APT Bulletin – The Journal of Preservation Technology .
“Information Technology for Building Documentation” is excerpted here:
Few building owners or managers appreciate how crucial the initial discovery phase of a facade-renovation project is to the overall success and bottom-line coast. Too often, discovery is abbreviated in the misguided interest of time and cost. The results are often inflated construction bids, as contractors hedge against uncertainty during the bidding period, and expensive change orders that arise when surprises are encountered during the construction phase of work. Architects operating between the building administrators and the contractors have always regarded a thorough discovery process as a sound investment. This article describes a best-practices methodology for discovery-phase documentation that incorporates field annotation of AutoCAD drawings, management of digital photographs hyperlinked to the drawings, and quantification of condition amounts and severities. Contact Vertical Access for a reprint of the full article.
Kelly Streeter is a structural engineer and partner at Vertical Access and TPAS. She speaks often about the role of technology in preservation at architecture and engineering consultancies, universities, and conferences. Contact Kelly to inquire about arranging a speaking engagement or to setup an AIA CES approved course delivered at your office or online via webinar.
Vertical Access has been approved as an AIA Continuing Education System provider. VA partners Kent Diebolt, Kelly Streeter and Evan Kopelson are available to present courses such as “Using Technology to Document Historic Buildings,” “Using Industrial Rope Access for Facade Ordinance Inspections.” and other topics designed to meet the needs and interests of course participants. AIA member participants will receive one CE learning unit for each course. See our list of courses