Climate Chaos and  Heritage-Conservation Values: The Urgency for Action

Climate Chaos and Heritage-Conservation Values: The Urgency for Action

How will the community of practice in historic conservation rise to the challenge and opportunity of Climate Chaos, now upon us?

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TBCS Virtual Conference

Join TBCS virtually, from a computer near you, November 9-13, 2020.

Encaustic metal enameled ceilings and sidewalls

Heavy Lifting: The Rise of Metal in Construction

Metals role in architecture changed dramatically with the industrial revolution. Structural elements in cast iron pioneered the path to steel construction, high-rises and metal fabrications for ornament, enclosure and building systems.

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A Window Into Comedy’s Past and Future

Hope’s Windows provides timeless steel windows and doors to unite old and new in National Comedy Center building design in Jamestown, NY.

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On the Art of Traditional Architecture

The art of building that requires commodity, firmness, and delight provides the basis for the art of architecture, which requires beauty as a contribution to the common good.

Product Reports

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Ceramic Tile History

The history of ceramics as a building material.

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Traditional Roofing Materials

A look at roofing materials for historically inspired buildings.

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A Changing Timber Frame of Reference

In their third life, massive timbers are recycled into a second, new timber-frame building.

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Metal Windows

Metal windows, the soul of America’s historic commercial and civic structures, provide a peek into the past. Here are some of the companies that specialize in recreating these views of bygone eras.

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Sensational Slate Roofs

These gray slabs have been protecting roofs for centuries—we take an in-depth look at slate.

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Energy Conservation

Energy conserving techniques for older buildings.

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Historic Lighting Restoration Brightens Wyoming Capitol

Original fixtures now shine at the Wyoming Capitol with state-of-the-art LED technology.

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Restoration of Steel Window Frames and Hardware

Dryden Architecture and Design works with Seekircher Steel Window to bring post-WWI window frames and hardware back to their original form and function.

Buying Guide Spotlight

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Mid-Atlantic Timberframes

Timber frame manufacturer; Designer and builder of custom timber frame homes, pavilions, and pergolas, as well as barns, equestrian facilities, and commercial buildings; Heavy timber frame construction; Serving the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

Blogs & Opinion Pieces

Encaustic metal enameled ceilings and sidewalls

Heavy Lifting: The Rise of Metal in Construction

Metals role in architecture changed dramatically with the industrial revolution. Structural elements in cast iron pioneered the path to steel construction, high-rises and metal fabrications for ornament, enclosure and building systems.

Former factory, Richmond, VA

On the Art of Traditional Architecture

The art of building that requires commodity, firmness, and delight provides the basis for the art of architecture, which requires beauty as a contribution to the common good.

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The Wasp’s Nest

Musings of a Realtor.

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On The Art of Traditional Building

The famous trilogy of commodity, firmness, and delight provides conditions we expect a building to satisfy. But are they enough?