Calendar of Events

    • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Airbus Experience Center Meeting Space, The Evening Star Building, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
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    Join us on Wednesday, August 28th from 6:30-8:30PM for a lecture on fire safety and historic buildings with David Jacoby, Principal and leader of the Fire Engineering Practice for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc!

    Recent fires at Notre Dame and the National Museum of Brazil have raised awareness of potential fire impacts to and vulnerabilities of historic structures. Adaptive re-use of historic or existing buildings often have similar life safety challenges. The building may not have been built to any specific code, documentation of the buildings can be sparse and life safety requirements have changed since the building’s construction. Common issues with historic buildings generally revolve around providing protection without affecting the historic fabric of the building. Issues with archaic construction and fire ratings, as well as existing interconnected spaces are among the many issues that need to be addressed.

    Many places have adopted the International Existing Building Code to address the existing building stock in their cities. Performance based design is an option to address life safety while maintaining the historic fabric of the building. Guidelines have been developed by organizations such as the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, National Fire Protection Association and the International Code Council to address performance based design. Performance based design often provides the best way to utilize the existing inherent fire resistant properties of archaic/historic construction and marry that with new systems such as suppression, detection and smoke control to provide a level of safety equal to better than that prescribed by the code while minimizing the impact on the historic fabric of the building. Case studies will be utilized to present common problems and solutions for fire safety in historic buildings.

    David Jacoby is a Principal and leader of the Fire Engineering Practice for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.  David has more than 20 years of experience in fire protection engineering and is a licensed professional engineer and LEED AP.  He has worked on a broad range of projects from historic preservation/adaptive reuse to campus/city planning.  His work also includes large assembly occupancies, stadiums, arenas, convention centers, mixed-use high-rise facilities, airports, hospitals, federal courthouses, office buildings, casinos, and residential facilities.  He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  David is involved with various committees in the fire industry, including the New York City Department of Buildings – New NYC Build Code Committees – Fire Protection Committee and Use, Occupancy, Construction and Egress Committee; New York City Fire Code Revisions Project – Fire Advisory Committee member; and is a principal member of the Fundamentals Committee of NFPA 101/NFPA 5000.  He is a Past President of the NYC Metro Chapter of SFPE.  He is a registered engineer in New York, NJ and nine other states.

    Please join us for what is sure to be an enlightening evening! We'll begin the evening with a half hour of light refreshments and mingling, and the presentation will begin promptly at 7PM. A question and answer session will follow.

    St. Patrick's Cathedral attic space (Photo courtesy of SGH)

    • Friday, September 20, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Fred W. Smith Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, VA
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    Registration for the 2019 symposium The Preservationist’s Toolkit: Exploring Diverse Approaches to Historic Preservation is now open! The symposium will be held at the will be held in at the Fred W. Smith National Library for Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, VA on September 20, 2019.

    The Symposium will address ways in which preservationists have utilized and/or adapted diverse technologies and practices from allied fields for the benefit of preserving our built heritage and advancing approaches to historic preservation. We are excited the day will offer a range of presentations, demonstrations, and student posters from preservationists across our chapter region and nation. The symposium sessions will be broken into the following themes:

    • Engaging Diverse Technologies
    • Expanding our Senses
    • Partnerships & Practice
    • Case Studies in Construction

    Registration for this event is free but is open to APT DC members only. If you are not a member, we encourage you to become one! This allows you to attend the symposium and other great APT DC events for the next year. To become a member please visit our membership page. Breakfast, lunch, and reception refreshments will be included. 6 continuing education credits will also be available for $25. Please make the continuing education selection when you register.

    Sponsorship opportunities are also available! To learn more visit our sponsorship page.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 August Planning Meeting
Thursday, August 08, 2019 OSCAR Content Forum Call - Curtain Wall Preservation
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 July Planning Meeting
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Annual Summer Picnic
Thursday, June 13, 2019 OSCAR Content Forum Call - Glass and Glazing - Energy/Sustainability Improvements
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 June Planning Meeting
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 SAH Latrobe Chapter Lecture: Built to Last - Alfred B. Mullett and the Old San Francisco Mint
Saturday, June 01, 2019 Gilding Workshop
Thursday, May 30, 2019 Preservation Pioneers with Davis Buckley
Thursday, May 09, 2019 May Planning Meeting
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Member Open House and Networking Event
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Long Leaf Yellow Pine through the Lens of Whitehall and Castlewood - A Lecture by Davis Buckley
Monday, April 15, 2019 Local Event: Young Professionals in Construction Happy Hour
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 April Planning Meeting
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 March Planning Meeting
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Preservation Pioneers Lecture Series with Sharon Park
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Local Event: Young Professionals in Construction Happy Hour
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 February Planning Meeting
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Local Event: WCG Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 APT DC 2018 Holiday Party
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 November Planning Meeting
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Heritage Documentation and Survey Using Drones - Demonstration and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Preservation Pioneers: Baird Smith
Friday, October 26, 2018 International Preservation Trades Workshop
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Trivia Night!
Monday, October 15, 2018 Local Event: Arches v4 Information Session
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 October Planning Meeting
Friday, October 05, 2018 Volunteer Work Day at the Bostwick House with HistoriCorps
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Historic Preservation - A Comparison Between the United States and France
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 September Planning Meeting
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 August Planning Meeting
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Volunteer Cleaning at Meridian Hill Park
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 July Planning Meeting
Monday, July 02, 2018 International Volunteering Opportunity with Restoration Works
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Preservation Pioneers: Willie Graham
Sunday, June 24, 2018 Summer Picnic
Sunday, June 24, 2018 Pope-Leighey and Woodlawn House Tours
Sunday, June 24, 2018 Pope-Leighey and Woodlawn House Tours
Saturday, June 16, 2018 MAHDC Annual Symposium
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 June Planning Meeting
Saturday, June 09, 2018 Carnegie Library Exterior Sculptural Masonry Restoration Demonstration
Friday, May 25, 2018 Construction History Tour of Arlington National Cemetery
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Construction History Society of America Biennial Meeting and Conference
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 May Planning Meeting
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Carnegie Library Exterior Masonry Restoration Demonstration
Friday, April 20, 2018 2018 Symposium - Masonry Cleaning Workshop
Monday, April 16, 2018 Trivia Night!!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 April Planning Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 March Planning Meeting
Monday, March 19, 2018 Preserving the Cosmos Club
Monday, March 05, 2018 2018 Design DC - Deadline for Proposals!
Saturday, March 03, 2018 Pre-Construction Tour of Arlington House
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Digital Fabrication Techniques for Historic Preservation
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 February Planning Meeting
Friday, February 09, 2018 Local Event: Ramsey Homes Open House
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 "Preserving Our National Monuments" Lecture and Discussion Event
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Tour of the Exterior Restoration of the Sidney Yates Building
Thursday, December 14, 2017 2017 Holiday Party and Annual Member Meeting
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 December Planning Call
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 November Planning Meeting
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Rediscovery and Transformation at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Call for Volunteers: Preservation Maryland's Mount Hope Church Workday
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Local Event: SAH Latrobe Chapter Symposium
Saturday, October 07, 2017 Local Event: Docomomo DC "Rediscovering Brutalism" tour
Saturday, October 07, 2017 Harpers Ferry Sesquicentennial Tour
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 October Planning Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2017 Trivia Night!!!
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Local Event: DCPL Volunteer Clean Up
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Tour of the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 September Planning Meeting
Friday, September 01, 2017 September 2017 Events!
Saturday, August 19, 2017 National Park Seminary
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Local Event: Building Enclosure Safety and Performance Seminar
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 July Planning Meeting
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Summer Picnic 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Local Event: MAHDC Replacement Materials Symposium
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 June Planning Meeting
Saturday, June 03, 2017 Volunteer Event at the Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II
Friday, May 12, 2017 2017 Symposium - "Energy Efficiency of Historic Sites"
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 May Planning Meeting
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Tour and Hands-On Demonstration at Cathedral Stone Products, Inc.
Monday, April 03, 2017 April Planning Meeting
Friday, March 24, 2017 2017 Symposium- Call for Proposals/Save the Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Local Event: Washington National Cathedral Screening of the Documentary "Good Work"
Monday, March 20, 2017 Trivia Night with DCPL
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Local Event: Stephanie Meeks Lecture and Book Signing
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 "Montgomery Modern" Lecture with Clare Lise Kelly
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 March Planning Meeting
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Dr. Lynne Kelly lecture: The Memory Code
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 February Planning Meeting
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Local Event: National Park Roads
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Local Event: Cotton & Reed Distillery Tour
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Member Open House and Networking Event
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2016 Holiday Party and Annual Meeting
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Local Event: International Concrete Repair Institute 2016 Fall Technical Seminar
Saturday, November 19, 2016 Local Event: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Construction Tour
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Union Station Rostral Column Restoration
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County
Monday, November 07, 2016 November Planning Meeting
Monday, October 24, 2016 Climate Change and its Effect on Built Heritage
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Local Event: Locust Point Lecture by The Society of Historical Architects, Latrobe Chapter
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 October Planning Meeting
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Historic Breweries of Alexandria Tour
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Local Event: Docomomo US Tour Day
Saturday, September 17, 2016 September Picnic at Meridian Hill Park
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Volunteer Cleaning of Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park
Friday, September 09, 2016 Local Event: International Preservation Trades Worksop
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Website Debut!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 NPS 100th Birthday Celebration

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