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Workshop:
Windows Conservation for Historic Places

11 April 2007

Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, 1 May and Wednesday, 2 May 2007
Administration Building,
City Hall Complex, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sponsor:

Parks Canada Agency and the City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee

Course Description:

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.

Learning objectives:

  • 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

Fee:

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.

Registration Contact:

Susan Algie, Parks Canada
Phone: 204-983-4718
Fax: 204-983-8187
Email: heritage.workshops@pc.gc.ca

A registration form in PDF format is available for download here.

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