Historic Masonry Repair & Restoration - 1 LU/HSW

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Presented by: IMI

Get an overview of historic masonry wall assemblies and their evolution from mass, to transitional, to cladding systems. This session explores the differences between these systems and how they function. Learn the rationale and methodology for condition assessment and gain insight into common types of deterioration and material characteristics. Understanding the material properties, the type of construction, and its vulnerabilities helps in developing appropriate repair and restoration solutions. Prioritizing repairs, such as protecting horizontal surfaces, integrating new flashings, and repairing steel elements can help to solve the root cause of damage or water infiltration. General appropriate masonry repair and replacement options are discussed for several types of masonry such as brick, terra cotta, stone, cast stone, and their associated mortar. Finally, see how craftworkers that are trained and educated in masonry restoration are assets to project teams and play a significant role in successful historic masonry projects.
 Learning Objectives:
  • Gain comprehension of historic masonry construction

  • Understand the properties and performance of historic masonry materials

  • Identify and recognize design and construction problems that may occur in historic masonry construction

  • Select appropriate repair or replacement treatments to deteriorated masonry or solve original design, detail, and construction problems


About the Speaker

Amy Lamb Woods, P.E.

Director of Technical Education, IMI

Amy-Woods-720x720Amy is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states. Her background combines architecture, historic preservation, and civil engineering materials. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of forensic engineering of building materials, both historic and contemporary structures. Her experience includes facade and failure investigations with materials such as brick masonry, terra cotta, stone, concrete, terrazzo, and stucco. She is a Board member for the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) and founder of Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE).





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