Historic Masonry Facade Restoration

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Please join us for a reception from 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM preceding the event. Presentation will start at 6:00 PM. 

This presentation will include an overview of historic masonry wall assemblies and its evolution from mass, to transitional, to cladding systems. The course will explore why it is important to understand the differences and how these wall systems function.

Focus will be on understanding the rationale and methodology for condition assessment and provide insight into common types of deterioration and material characteristic. Understanding the material properties, the type of construction, and its vulnerabilities will help in developing appropriate repair and restoration solutions. Prioritizing repairs, such as protecting horizontal surfaces, integrating new flashings, and repairing steel elements allows for solving the root cause of damage or water infiltration.

General appropriate masonry repair and replacement options will be discussed for several types of masonry such as brick, terra cotta, stone, cast stone, and their associated mortar. Craftworkers that are trained and educated in masonry restoration are assets to project teams and play a significant role in successful historic masonry projects.

Amy Lamb Woods, P.E., is the Director of Technical Education with the International Masonry Institute (IMI) and a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Oregon. Her background combines architecture, historic preservation, and civil engineering. Ms. Woods has over 20 years of experience in the field of forensic engineering of building materials, both historic and contemporary structures. Her experience includes facade and failure investigations with materials such as brick masonry, terra cotta, stone, concrete, terrazzo, and stucco. Her primary interest is with projects involving the investigation and repair of historic masonry and concrete materials. From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ms. Woods obtained a BS in Architecture, MA in Architecture Historic Preservation, and an MS in Civil Engineering Building Materials with a focus on cement chemistry. She is a Board member for the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), past Board member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Seattle and Chicago chapters, and founder of Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE).


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