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Stanley Mosk Library and Courts
 Tour, Sacramento




WCAPT and the AIA Central Valley Chapter enjoyed a tour of the meticulously renovated Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building in Sacramento. In addition to viewing the stunning restoration, the tour included:

  • How the California Historical Building Code was used to provide alternate compliance for a historic building;

  • How Accessibility was strategically added to the historic building;

  • Review of existing intrusive mechanical and fire safety systems were removed and upgraded to be ccompatible with the current use and historic elements of the building while accommodating the existing structural system; 

  • Strategies used to achieve LEED Silver Certification, including the surprising use of the Brownfield credit.

 For more photos of the tour, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WCAPT


 Coit Tower Tour & Happy Hour
             San Francisco


WCAPT and AIA San Francisco Historic Resources Committee toured Coit Tower, a San Francisco landmark which recently underwent a building rehabilitation including the restoration of its 1934 Public Works of Art Project murals. The tour was led by Architectural Resources Group in collaboration with mural conservator Anne Rosenthal, the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department.





Hibernia Bank Tour and Happy Hour


San Francisco, June 25th


WCAPT and Heritage YP enjoyed a special hard hat tour of the Hibernia Bank (1892) by Architect Albert Pissis. Many thanks to Terrence Paret (Wiss, Janey, Elstner) and Nigel Black (Landmark Construction) for a very instructive and enjoyable tour! And special thanks to Allison Vanderslice of Heritage YP for keeping everyone organized!


For more photos of the tour, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WCAPT.  


WCAPT examined the current seismic retrofit using center-coring, steel plate shear wall, and carbon fiber wrap systems. The tour included access to original bank vaults that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire! An incredible opportunity to step inside a building that has not been open to the public in decades!


Stay tuned for more tours of recently rehabilitated landmark structures as part of "Landmark Preservation Projects" series. 



The Western Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (WCAPT) is a not-for-profit educational association promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning the conservation of historic resources and the application of preservation technology.
This Chapter of the APTI is intended to serve the needs of interested persons in the Western United States, including but not limited to, California, Nevada, and Arizona.
Our Mission
Promoting the study, conservation and rehabilitation of cultural resources through technology.

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WCAPT continues to present best practices to the practicing preservation professional, encourage student involvement and integration into the professions, employ the latest internet and social media tools to maintain communications, bring craftspeople and designers together to share our knowledge, and expand our service to the western region we represent.

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2015 WCAPT Brochure

P a r t n e r  E v e n t s

AIA SF HRC Tour of Mining Exchange


Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Please join AIA San Francisco’s Historic Resources Committee for a studio

tour of Patrick J. Ruane.


Ruane is currently working on the reconstruction and restoration of the decorative plaster ceiling and walls at the San Francisco Mining Exchange Building, located at 350 Bush Street. The tour will include a discussion of the reconstruction process, involving extensive documentation and fabrication of new molds. The tour will also include a demonstration of the casting process.


WHEN: Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 12:00p to1:30p - Lunch Provided


WHERE: Meet at 283 Wattis Way, South San Francisco, CA.


RSVP: Event cost is $10 for AIA members and $15 for non-members.

1 HSW Credit










SEPTEMBER 4-5, 2015


 Participants in this workshop will learn about the latest technologies for obtaining the information and data critical for project planning, analysis, and diagnostics, as well as how to assemble an effective data gathering strategy to fit differing project needs.


To view the full agenda and to register, click here.




 Early Registration through September 1st






 Hibernia Bank Happy Hour
at The HALL, 1028 Market


Another exciting Happy Hour after another amazing tour of the Hibernia tour at THE HALL, located in the historic Hollywood Billiards building (constructed in 1907). THE HALL supports local SF Food purveyors that source sustainable ingredients from the SF Bay Watershed.



Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers Tour




This tour of Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers in Benicia on the morning of Wednesday April 22nd focused on wallpaper hand production and the manufacturing  processes: artwork, screen preparation, and color mixing.  Samples on the walls were reviewed in the context of schools of design and Victorian trends. 


A wealth of information was packed into this efficient one hour orientation to Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers, given by our knowledgeable tour guide Burt.  Thanks to Burt and the entire staff at Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers for this informative and fun inside tour!


To view photos and commentary of the entire tour, visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/WCAPT.



About APTI

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a cross - disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. Membership in APT provides exceptional opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas. APT members, who hail from more than 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, craftspersons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation. The international, interdisciplinary character of APT - with its outstanding publications, conferences, training courses, awards, student scholarships, regional chapters, and technical committees - makes it the premier worldwide network for anyone involved in the field of historic preservation.


To help promote APTI when giving presentations, APTI has developed some informational PowerPoint slides to add to your PowerPoint presentation. Download the PowerPoint images and a suggested script below.








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