HSRs and Maintenance Plans: Tools for Preservation


Review the core planning tools used for the preservation of historic properties and for quality project management. Accurate knowledge about the building is an essential first step. Explore the historic structures report—the principal tool used to document a building’s history, condition, and maintenance. Discuss the use of maintenance plans for scheduling daily, monthly, and annual activities.

This seminar is offered in conjunction with Historic Property Management.

Detailed Agenda


Alfonso A. Narvaez, principal, Aeon Preservation Services LLC, with experience on technical preservation projects nationwide; formerly principal architectural conservator with John Milner Associates, Inc. and historical architect with the National Park Service

Evaluation Comments

"[I learned] that an HSR is a process; not a document."

"The seminar set out in detail the players and process of preparing an HSR."

"The instructor is extremely knowledgeable. He was able to address the issues in a logical sequence and provide examples to clarify and illustrate."

"[I gained] understanding/learning HSR as a key tool for managing facility repair/renovations, especially for the Section 106 process."

"[The seminar] provided me with information needed for contracting a consultant to provide an HSR and the different ways by which an HSR would be effective tool and basis for reaching decisions concerning the treatment of historic structures."


Managers of historic properties, facilities, and house museums; maintenance supervisors; preservation architects, engineers, and project managers.

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Historic Property Management
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Location and Dates

  • In-person seminars will resume in 2023; please check back for updatesClick here or go to About NPI for an update.
  • Montpelier, VT
    May 5, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2023
    offered in conjunction with
    Historic Property Management
    in cooperation with the
    Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

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.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$300 (6-week advance registration); $350 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

Customized/On-Site Training

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 info@npi.org for further information.

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