Historic windows are both critical components of a building’s weather envelope and valuable character-defining features worth retaining for architectural and environmental reasons. Learn about the rich history and variety of wood, steel, and aluminum windows and construction methodology. Explore the maintenance and rehabilitation techniques that allow windows to have long and sustainable service lives. Review energy conservation and economic issues as factors facing managers in the restore-or-replace debate and regulations relating to preservation of these assets.
Gordon H. Bock, principal, National Archives Associates; contributing editor Traditional Building; former editor-in-chief, Old-House Journal; architectural historian, writer, editor, and co-author of The Vintage House
“Touched on a lot of important issues and included good images.”
“Provided good overview of window types.”
“Demonstration of repair of weighted sash was good visually.”
“It helped me understand more about the characteristics of windows and how they work.”
“The technical data was very useful.”
Preservation architects; managers of historic properties and facilities; historians; conservators; maintenance contractors.
Self-reporting often is an option for members of professional organizations that require continuing education credits.
Historic Property Management: Materials to Systems
Planning Tools for Preservation: HSRs and Maintenance Plans
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards: Treatment Considerations
Sustainable Preservation: Process and Practice
Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.
$500 (6-week advance registration); $550 (regular registration)
NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or email@example.com for further information.