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.

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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Customized Training

This in-person seminar is currently not scheduled, however NPI offers customized training to meet specific organizational needs at a location and time convenient for the sponsor. In-person seminars, online, on-demand courses, and/or webinars may be based on current NPI offerings or new preservation-related training may be developed.


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