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Workshop on Repair and Use of Architectural Ceramics

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.:

WHO: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH), a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures.

WHAT: SGH will chair a two-day workshop on the repair and use of architectural ceramics.

WHERE: APT Conference, Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
                 Architectural Ceramics Workshop

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 2-Tuesday, Nov. 3
               8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Carolyn Searls, SGH Senior Principal, will lead a workshop on architectural ceramics and their use and repair in historic buildings at the APT Conference in Los Angeles on November 2. Susan Knack-Brown, SGH Senior Project Manager and CeCe Louie, SGH Senior Staff II - Building Technology are co-coordinators of the program. The two-day workshop brings together experts on diverse topics such as the processes used to manufacture, diagnose and repair terra cotta and clay tile roofing, and conservation of glazed tiles. The workshop will also include two hands-on demonstrations on fixings for architectural terra-cotta, and patching and coating architectural ceramics. Speakers include:

  • Ray Adamyk, President; Spectra Company

  • Lorena Arce, Field Engineer; Hilti Inc.

  • Nicola Ashurst, Principal; The Adriel Consultancy

  • Tab Colbert, Vice-President Sales/Marketing; Ludowici Roof Tile

  • Daniel Durand, Senior Architect; Duschenes & Fish/D.F.S. Inc. Architects

  • Michael Edison, President; Edison Coatings, Inc.

  • Edward Gerns, Principal; Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

  • Amy Green, Principal; Silverlake Conservation

  • Jennifer Henriksen, Tech 1; Quinn Evans Architects

  • Eric Jokinen, Independent Consultant; Cintec International, Ltd.

  • Susan Knack-Brown, Senior Project Manager; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

  • Doreen Katz, Senior Associate; Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

  • Rueben Lombardo, Cost Estimator/Project Manager; Spectra Company

  • Edmund Meade, Principal; Robert Silman Associates

  • Bill Padavona, General Manager; Gladding McBean, LLC

  • Dennis Rude, President; Cathedral Stone

  • Carolyn L. Searls, Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

  • Mary Slater, Architectural Conservator; Architectural Resources Group

  • Patrick Sweeney, General Manager; Helifix

  • Niklas Vigener, Senior Principal; Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.

  • Kelly Wong, Architectural Conservator; Architectural Resources Group


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