Friday September 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM HST
Saturday September 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM HST

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The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace 
1184 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Nathela Chatara 
Association for Preservation Technology International 

Association for Preservation Technology International

Documentation Technologies Workshop 

The Platform for Condition Analysis and
the Basis for Preservation Project Planning

The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

In rehabilitating important existing structures, it is crucial to begin by fully and accurately gathering data on geometry and current conditions. Documentation data form the platform for condition analysis and the basis for engineers and architects to design and implement through execution and final construction.

Participants in this workshop will learn about the latest technologies for obtaining the information and data critical for project planning, analysis, and diagnostics, as well as how to assemble an effective data gathering strategy to fit differing project needs.

DAY 1: Presentations

Friday, September 4, 2015
8:00 - 9:00 am               Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 9:10 am               Opening Remarks

9:30 - 10:30 am             Architect's Case Study
Application of the traditional project management triangle (time-cost-quality) as it relates to the selection and implementation of various technologies will be discussed. The presenter will review the use of technologies at various phases of a project, as well as the use of multiple technologies together and their integration and degree of implementation. The application of technologies at different scales of projects also will be examined, using micro/macro comparisons – of both project size and level of detail required.  Brandon Friske, Quinn Evans Architects

10:30 – 10:45 am          Break

10:45 - 11:30 am           Measuring Complicated Buildings – An Overview, History and Current Situation
This presentation will discuss the history of measuring buildings – how technologies and the interpretation of data have evolved. The presenter also will touch on future research and development needs including data integration.  Chris Gray, FRICS, Mollenhauer Group, Los Angeles, CA

11:30 am – 12:15 pm  Hygrothermal and Energy Concepts
Building physics background, benefits, and limitations for implementing hygrothermal modeling and analysis to existing buildings will be covered. Usage of whole building air leakage equipment, infrared thermography, and window air leakage testing in a holistic energy performance evaluation will be discussed.  Gordon Shepperd, Apollo BBC

12:15 - 12:30 pm          Questions/Answers

12:30 - 1:30 pm            Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 pm               Current Technology – Laser Scanning and NDE Tools 
Current available technologies in the world of laser scanning and their applications in the field will be presented. Case studies will showcase the pros and cons of the different technologies – and their appropriateness given existing materials and project objectives.
Dennis I. Hirota, PhD, PE, LPL, Sam O. Hirota, Inc.

2:15 - 3:00 pm              Client Perspective: The Washington National Cathedral
A case study and critical review of commissioning a laser scan survey for Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC will be presented. This session will provide a unique view from the client / owner side.  James W. Shepherd, AIA, LEED AP, Washington National Cathedral

3:00 - 3:15 pm              Break

3:15 - 4:00 pm              Portable X-Ray Fluorescence:  Capabilities, Limitations, Applications
The goal of this presentation is to introduce XRF analysis, how it works, and the history of uses. Options in the field for using portable XRF on various materials will be discussed. Technology’s application to existing buildings, systems of documentation, and a proposed protocol for on-site testing will be presented.  Natalie Feinberg Lopez, Built Environment Evolution

4:00 - 4:30 pm             Photogrammetry: Current Trends
Current trends in the photogrammetry field of technology will be examined.  Similarly to other technologies, photogrammetry has certain capabilities and limitations. The “success” of its use depends on the project’s objectives.  Dennis Hirota and Chris Gray

4:30 - 4:45 pm             Questions/Answers

4:45 - 5:45 pm            Round Table Review: Discussion of Lessons Learned
Workshop attendees are encouraged to engage in a discussion of current projects, lessons learned from current and past projects, challenges with documentation technologies, and other pertinent topics.

Dinner: Attendees may gather together at a local institution TBD or explore Honolulu on their own!

DAY 2: Field Sessions and (optional) Afternoon Tour

Saturday, September 5, 2015
8:00 - 9:00 am              Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am              Introduction to Field Sessions

9:30 am - 12:30 pm    Field Demonstrations
The Site will be divided into areas and participants will rotate through all sections to hear about:

  • Field Survey + Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry
  • Field Survey + Applications
  • Evaluation and Monitoring for Hygrothermal Analysis
  • Portable X-Ray Fluorescence
  • Infrared Thermography

12:30 - 1:00 pm           Dialogue and Conclusions

Box lunch will be provided to all attendees.

1:30 - 4:30 pm              Afternoon Tour of Doris Duke’s Home, Shangri La - OPTIONAL
Workshop attendees are being offered a special "Behind the Scenes" tour of Doris Duke's "Shangri La" residence and museum. The site is typically closed to the public in the month of September, but APT has been able to set up a private tour experience! This unique tour will be augmented by discussions with Shangri La Lead Conservator, Kent Severson, and local Hawaiian preservation architecture firm, Mason Architects - who were involved in recent preservation and conservation efforts. Space is limited to 25 people on a first-come/first-serve basis.  Nominal fee ($25) to include the tour as well as transportation to and from the site. Space is limited to 25 people on a first-come/first-serve basis. http://shangrilahawaii.org/

Registration Fees

APT Member         $375
Non Member         $475
Student                   $150

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