2013 ONE-DAY WORKSHOPSon the historic preservationof properties for building managers, homeowners, and small commercial building owners.
Most owners of older & historic homes & small commercial buildings want to maintain & preserve their properties’ historic character, but often don’t know how. These same owners want to boost their energy conservation & better understand lead-based paint hazards. If you are such an owner, come & meet with preservation professionals who will discuss these challenges & offer information & demonstrations to help you. This primer to historic preservation will give you the basics & a framework from which to begin your projects that will result in a well maintained building that showcases its historic character.
- Preservation Basics —- An overview of historic preservation, including energy efficiency, standards to guide work on older properties, the economic benefits of keeping what you have.
- Weatherization / Energy Conservation —- Energy saving tips, including how to effectively insulate, caulk, weather-strip, & handle air leaks.
- Lead Based Paint – Hazards & Solutions —- Safe practices related to handling & working with lead-based paints. When to consider remediation & abatement.
Preservation Trades Demonstrations:
- Wood Window Repair —- Understand the benefits of repairing rather than replacing historic windows. The anatomy of historic wood windows & correct restoration practices.
- Plaster Repair / Paint Finishes —- Learn about the different types of plaster & paint finishes. When to repair, replaster, or repaint, & how to do it right.
- Masonry Cleaning & Restoration —- How to clean & care for historic masonry, how to properly determine a repair solution, & the differences between historic & new mortars.
Morning coffee & box lunches will be served to provide an opporunity for networking
Admission is only $10, but space is limited & participants must sign up in advance.
To register, visit the link for the workshop desired below
Call 517-371-8080 with questions.
This event is made possible through funding from the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority