World’s Preservasionists to discuss “Preserving the Metropolis” in New York City

The Association for Preservation Technology International Annual Conference at the Times Square Marriott Marquis from October 11-15, 2013.
For the first time in history, the population of cities exceeds that of the surrounding suburbs and countryside. Both millennials and baby boomers are flocking to city centers; New York City, after decades of population decline, has recently exceeded its peak 1970s population and continues to grow.
“Whether dealing with pollution’s effects, development pressures, unique infrastructure problems or energy needs related to building performance, the architects, planners, conservators, engineers and other preservationists attending New York City will continue to determine how we best protect our urban cultural heritage in this modern age,” said Joan C. Berkowitz, President of APT.
Registration is open at Best rates are available prior to August 9.
Lead sponsors include APT Northeast, the Building Restoration Contractors Association, Nicholson and Galloway, Inc., Vertical Access, Shaws of Darwen and Skyline Restoration. Visit the Conference web site at to see all Sponsors and Exhibitors to date.
Presentations will be geared toward cities of all sizes. By attending every Conference activity that provides continuing education (Keynote Presentations, Paper Sessions, Field Sessions and Workshops), registrants can earn 30.5 CEUs. The cost per CEU is only $15-$21 for each credit.
NYC offers four preconference intensives: on disaster preparedness; on testing and analyzing the results for historic masonry materials; on the conservation of modern-era metals; and on building thin-tile “Guastavino” vaults. People can register for workshops without registering for the conference.
APT is offering 31 field sessions, the largest number of offerings in its history, on topics as varied as infrastructure, historic sites, neighborhood development, transportation, and urban outdoor spaces. Four full-day sessions are offered on Saturday, October 12; all half-day sessions are scheduled on Monday, October 14. Field sessions are available for Conference registrants only.

Questions? Contact Lisa Stott, Conference Marketing & Technical Engagement Manager Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) or 217/331-2926 (direct)