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ARCHITECTURAL IRON & STEEL IN THE 21st CENTURY: Design & Preservation of Contemporary & Historic Architecture

April 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

This important international conference – organized by Technology & Conservation, MIT Dept. of Architecture’s Building Technology Program, and the Boston Society of Architects’ Historic Resources Committee –  is the latest in our series of biennial conferences on architectural materials. It will be held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2016, with an optional tour program offered on Monday, April 4. Over 35 noted architects, engineers, and researchers will give presentations.

Among the topics that will be covered are:  – basic properties of cast iron, wrought iron, and steels and their effect on performance and durability  – advances in structural steels, weathering steels, stainless steels, and other steels  – developments in construction techniques for use in restoration/preservation projects and in new designs  – procedures for evaluating steel’s condition  – steps to prevent and/or minimize degradation, as well as – several case histories focusing on both historic cast iron and wrought iron structures and steel buildings and on modern ones that represent a variety of building types (including education, religious, cultural institutions; military and government structures; residential and commercial buildings). Continuing education credits will be offered. The early registration fee is $495 U.S./person prior to Jan. 25, 2016; after Jan. 25, the registration fee is $565 U.S./person. (Registration fee includes the conference program, two luncheons, and a reception.)

Full details on the conference including schedule (topics and speakers), hotel information, call for posters, and the registration form are available at the BSA’s Historic Resources Committee website

For questions on the conference, contact Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA, FAPT, Conference Organizer/Chair, Tel: 1-617-623-4488, e-mail: ses_tec_con@msn.com.


April 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am
April 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm