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SPHC 4: The American Historic Cement Conference

March 31 - April 1, 2011
New York City: American Museum of Natural History and Governors Island

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Thursday, 31 March 2011
8:30 Welcome and Introduction, American Museum of Natural History
8:45 Early Concrete: 1850 to the 1920s
Richard Pieper

Paper Session (view details)
Preserve as Found?
John Fidler

ASTM C1713: The New ASTM Mortar Specification for Historic Masonry
John Wathne

Cementitious Materials at Fort Sumter National Monument
Denis Brosnan

Modernist Vision/Inherent Vice: Wright's Textile-Block Buildings
Jeff Chusid

11:30 Q&A, Moderated Discussion

Natural Cement at the American Museum of Natural History (view details)
Kyle Normandin and Tim Alanbrook (with site tour)

12:45 Lunch
1:30 Central Park Cement Sites Tour by foot (view details)
Historic Police Station
Bethesda Terrace and arcade
4:00 Tour concludes
Friday, 1 April 2011
  Note: Ferry departs for Governors Island promptly at 8:15 am
9:00 Welcome and Introduction, Governors Island
9:15 Lecture and Hands-on Demonstration 1 (view details)
Rosendale and French Lime Mortars
Norman Weiss and Jennifer Schork
10:30 Proportioning Natural Cement Mortars (view details)
Chad Lausberg, Presenter: Michael Edison
10:50 Break

Lecture and Hands-on Demonstration 2 (view details)
Matching Visual Appearance and Surface Textures In the Repair of Historic Concrete and Stucco
John Harry

12:30 Lunch

Presentation and Site Tour (view details)
Documentation of the use of Iron-Laden Mortars by the Army Corps of Engineers in New York Harbor and Analysis of the Iron-Laden Mortar at Castle Williams, Governors Island, NY
Dede Nash and Mark Kanonik

2:30 Tour Governors Island
4:00 Day Concludes


General Registration: $256 ($155 for a single day)
Student Registration: $50

Registration includes lunch.
If you have any questions, please contact Michael Edison at: sphc2011 @ gmail.com

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