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Saturday, June 1 • 10:10am - 10:35am
(Architecture) The Emperor’s New Clothes? Establishing National Standards for Masonry Cleaning

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Large scale cleaning of masonry buildings is a common enough occurrence. But model protocols to characterize the substrates and soiling of facades are hard to find. Few countries seem to have adopted standardized codes of practice for masonry cleaning and even fewer have adequate published guidance on what can be a very complicated set of cleaning procedures for different materials and their sensitivities.
The author will discuss the context within which national cleaning standards are set and discuss the contractual, economic, technical and scientific reasons why cleaning procedures are implemented by architects and masonry contractors rather than by architectural conservators.


John A. Fidler

President & Chief Technical Officer, John Fidler Preservation Technology Inc
British-licensed architect with two postgratuate degrees in building conservation and over 36 years award-winning experience specializing in the conservation of historic buildings, ancient monuments and archaeological sites. Professional Associate of AIC; Fellow of the RICS, Society... Read More →

Saturday June 1, 2013 10:10am - 10:35am EDT
JW Marriott 103-104 19 S West St Indianapolis, IN 46204

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