Aging modern heritage buildings and structures face complex repair and reinvestment challenges. Manufactured composite materials and multi-material assemblies often cannot be cost-effectively repaired or replaced in kind. Many proprietary products used to construct midcentury modern buildings are no longer manufactured. Others contain components, such as asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that are toxic or hazardous to the environment. Little research or guidance is available to assist practitioners in identifying appropriate substitutes and approaches that balance heritage stewardship, safety, environmental, lifecycle performance and resilience goals for sound long-term treatment.
In the face of these constraints, APT TC-MH invites members, scholars, and other practitioners to contribute their perspectives, experiences, and wisdom in a working session to articulate model approaches and develop guidance for the sound, responsible and cost-effective treatment of composite materials and assemblies.
Format: Slide lectures & interactive discussion/working sessions