2017 RESTORE Course on Masonry Conservation Curriculum Outline

Please note:lectureres and dates are not final and will be confirmed later this year.

RESTORE classes meet regularly on Tuesday evenings and several Thursday evenings. However, please note that dates are subject to change depending on the lecturers' schedules, weather conditions, etc... The RESTORE website will be updated to reflect any changes, and all Course participants will receive emails and in-class notifications of all updates to the Course schedule..


January 2017

Tuesday, January 24
Introduction: Course Concepts - Architectural Conservation: The Science and the Craft. A brief history and theories of architectural conservation; the conservation process; the role of documentation, analysis, and field testing for masonry conservation

Tuesday, January 31 *
Properties of Building Stone: Types and Composition - Part I
Lecturer: Professor Peter Bower, Geologist
Location: Barnard College, 117th Street and Broadway, Altschul Hall,
Main Floor Auditorium, Room 202

Please note: the RESTORE classes of Tuesday, January 31; Tuesday, February 7; Thursday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 14, 2017 will be held at Barnard College, in Altschul Hall, Main Floor Auditorium, Room 202, from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m. Click here for a printable Barnard College map and directions

February 2017

Tuesday, February 7 *
Properties of Building Stone: Types and Composition - Part II
Lecturer: Professor Peter Bower, Geologist
Location: Barnard College, 117th Street and Broadway, Altschul Hall,
Main Floor Auditorium, Room 202

Thursday, February 9 *
Properties of Building Stone: Types and Composition - Part III
Lecturer: Professor Peter Bower, Geologist
Reading Assignment - RESTORE Reader on Properties of Stone
Location: Barnard College, 117th Street and Broadway, Altschul Hall,
Main Floor Auditorium, Room 202

Tuesday, February 14 *
Properties of Building Stone: Types and Composition - Part IV
Lecturer: Professor Peter Bower, Geologist
Location: Barnard College, 117th Street and Broadway, Altschul Hall,
Main Floor Auditorium, Room 202

Tuesday,February 21
Properties of Architectural Ceramics: Brick and Terracotta

Tuesday, February 28
Soiling and Cleaning of Masonry Structures

March 2017

Tuesday, March 7
Documentation: Inspection and Investigative Techniques for Extreme Locations
Lecturer: Kelly Streeter, Principal, Vertical Access

Tuesday March 14
Cleaning Masonry Structures: Current Practice and Technology - Case Study St. Patrick's Cathedral
Lecturer: Ray Pepi, President, Building Conservation Associates

Tuesday March 21
Health and Environmental Hazards Inherent in Architectural Preservation Work: Hazard Communication Standards/Right to Know Obligations: Part I
Lecturer: Monona Rossol, Industrial Hygienist; President, ACTS

Tuesday March 28
Health and Environmental Hazards Inherent in Architectural Preservation Work: Hazard Communication Standards/Right to Know Obligations: Part II
Lecturer: Monona Rossol, Industrial Hygienist; President, ACTS

Thurdsay, March 30
Health and Environmental Hazards Inherent in Architectural Preservation Work: Hazard Communication Standards/Right to Know Obligations: Part III
Lecturer: Monona Rossol, Industrial Hygienist; President, ACTS
Please Note: This Class meets on Thursday

April 2017

Tuesday, April 4
Health and Environmental Hazards Inherent in Architectural Preservation Work: Hazard Communication Standards/Right to Know Obligations: Part IV
Lecturer: Monona Rossol, Industrial Hygienist; President, ACTS

Tuesday, April 11
The Methodology of an Architectural Conservation Project - Case Studies: The Restoration of the Woolworth Building & the New York Public Library at 42nd Street
Lecturer: Timothy Allanbrook, FAIA, AICP, Wiss, Janney, Elstner

Tuesday April 18
Properties of Mortars and Repointing Materials and Techniques

Tuesday April 25
Techniques for Repair and Replacement of Masonry - Formulating Composite Repairs

May 2017

Tuesday, May 2
Surface Treatments and Consolidants for Masonry Materials: Understanding Properties, Proper Selection, Mechanisms of Application

Saturday, May 6
RESTORE Architectural Conservation Laboratory Workshop
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please Note: This Class Meets on Saturday

Tuesday, May 9
Mechanical Repairs for Masonry - Grouting and Pinning Technologies - Case Studies
Lecturer: Nancy Hudson, Robert Silman and Associates

Thursday, May 16
Conservation Case Studies and Summary of 2016 RESTORE Course on Masonry Conservation
Please Note: This Class Meets on Thursday

Tuesday, May 23
Perspective of a Preservation Engineer on Conservation of Masonry Structures: Case Study of the Restoration of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Lecturer: Nancy Hudson, Robert Silman and Associates
Please Note: Special Invitational Lecture -- Bring your friends and colleagues!

Tuesday, May 30
An Introduction to Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Methods – Including Ground Penetrating Radar, Magnetics, Infrared Thermography and Acoustics
Lecturer: Charles (Chas) S.A. Bransby-Zachary BSc MRICS

June 2017

Thursday, June 1
RESTORE Tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Lecturers: Building Conservation Associates, Inc. and Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects
Location: Meet in front of the Cathedral, 5th Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets at 6pm.
Please Note: This Class meets on Thursday