The Association of Preservation Technology (APT) brings together preservation and conservation professionals from across the globe. The City of Buffalo, known for its 19th century buildings, parks and port, provided a fitting backdrop for this year’s annual conference themed ‘Points of Departure.’
Principal Charles Hazell presented THA’s multi-year conservation and restoration of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant in Toronto. The architecturally acclaimed historic building provided an engaging case study highlighting THA’s expertise in R&D, conservation techniques and logistics. Over the years, its lakeside exposure and the interior humidity had taken a toll on the building envelope. Charles shared innovative solutions that were developed to address material conservation challenges and research and development undertaken by THA including clay brick design and manufacturing. To conclude, Charles introduced a series of ideas about architecture and conservation as activism and the work his office is conducting in the area of Great Lakes water quality and radioactive waste.
For more information see the conference program.