Windows Conservation for Historic Places
11 April 2007
Dates and Locations:
Tuesday, 1 May and Wednesday, 2 May 2007
City Hall Complex, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Parks Canada Agency and the City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee
This workshop will provide an overview to the maintenance and repair of historic wooden and metal windows. Course material includes an introduction to the history of windows; inspection and diagnosis; performance and life-cycle costing; security and protection. There will also be an introduction to the “Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places”. Day two will feature a variety of hands-on demonstrations of tools and techniques for the repair and maintenance of historic windows.
- Each participant will receive a good introduction to sources of information for general and specific advice on technical aspects of heritage building conservation with an on emphasis windows conservation.
- Each participant will be able to recognise heritage values in windows through a review of the history of materials, technologies and design.
- Each participant will receive a good introduction to sources of information for general and specific advice on technical aspects of heritage building conservation with an on emphasis windows conservation
There is a charge of $125 for this workshop, which includes course fees, lunch, refreshment breaks and a course workbook. The fee is waived for the owners or representatives of any building designated as a National Historic Site, not owned by the federal government and any building within the Exchange District National Historic Site. Some travel subsidies may be available for representatives of these sites.
Susan Algie, Parks Canada
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