AIA-LA Historic Resources Committee – September 2015: GET STONED! Guidance on Stone Deterioration, Conservation and Repair
Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:30PM-8:00PM
AIA|LA - 3780 Wilshire Blvd #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010

AIA-LA Historic Resources Committee – September 2015:
GET STONED! Guidance on Stone Deterioration, Conservation and Repair

Join us for John Fidler’s September 2015 Lecture and a Glass (or two) of Wine

WhenWednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:30-8:00pm

WhereAIA-LA Headquarters: 3780 Wilshire Blvd #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Parking: You can park in the structure adjacent to the Wiltern building and Ralph's. Enter on Oxford Ave.

Cost: Free for AIA and APT Members and $10 for non-members 

Presenter: John Fidler RIBA, IHBC, Intl. Assoc. AIA, FRICS, FSA, FIIC, FAPT - President of John Fidler Preservation Technology Inc.

Hosts: AIA-LA Chapter Historic Resources Committee & WCAPT

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Learning Units: 1.0 LUs
Seminar Summary: The oldest, most durable, beloved and well-used of all building materials, natural stone is the least understood. False assumptions abound in the construction industry about its availability, homogeneity and robustness.  Libraries full of books and papers testify to its value and significance. Yet simple design and construction errors can trigger disastrous decay; unthinking treatments cause untold damage. The expert speaker will guide attendees through the geological, mineralogical, physio-chemical susceptibilities of the material and outline ways and means of addressing deterioration mechanisms through a variety of treatment options. 

Learning Objectives:
(1) Introduction to stone types via geology
(2) Quarrying and mining of stone: inherent qualities and problems
(3) Natural and other physio-chemical and biological decay mechanisms
(4) The ICOMOS standard glossary of deterioration phenomena
(5) Treatment options: conservation, repair and replacement
(6) ASTM, BS-CEN and other standards
(7) Sources of information and guidance
Speaker Biography: Based in Los Angeles and running an international technical consultancy business serving the AEC industry, John Fidler is a British-licensed architect with two postgraduate degrees in building conservation and over 36 years of specialist experience concerned with the cleaning and repair of stone and other building types. He was formerly the Conservation Director of English Heritage responsible for the care of over 420 properties of national importance including the World Heritage Sites of Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall. He has repaired ruined abbeys, castles and palaces; consulted on numerous National Historic Landmarks in the USA; and is currently working on a Byzantine church in Cypress and a ruined 1769 masonry plantation house in Virginia. 

Widely published on stone decay and conservation methods, Fidler was formerly chairman and co-author of British Standard 8221/2: 2000, The Cleaning and Surface Repair of Buildings; editor and author of technical papers in volume 2 of English Heritage’s Research Transactions: Stone and now is editing the fourth edition of Sir Bernard Feilden’s book, The Conservation of Historic Buildings. He teaches on the International Stone Conservation course run by the Getty Conservation Institute and ICCROM in Rome.

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