Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Capitol Hill Restoration Society Preservation Cafe > elements of historic modern masony on Capitol Hill -- Wednesday, 04-19-2017

Just FYI -- from the Historic Washington list at Yahoogroups.

From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com [mailto:HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com] Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:17 PM
To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HistoricWashington] CHRS Preservation Cafe: Masonry on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, 6:30 pm


The following is an invitation from the Capitol Hill Restoration Society




Gary Barnhart of GL Barnhart Construction will present “Elements of Historic Modern Masonry on Capitol Hill” on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Northeast Branch Library, 330 7th Street, NE. Various types of masonry construction are found throughout our Capitol Hill homes and buildings. Some aspects of the structural building framework are original and literally part of the buildings foundations, other aspects have been added over the years. In some cases the elements that have been added over the years are hard to distinguish from the original construct, in other instances more modern elements stand out like a sore thumb.


In this discussion Gary will talk about the differences between the various elements of masonry construction in our Capitol Hill historic buildings in terms of longevity and methods of maintenance to keep them in good working order.


Topics will include:


·        Modern foundations versus historic foundations.
·        Site paving and changes over the years.
·        Historic brick versus modern brick and maintenance and care.
·        Architectural details and historical significance.
·        Masonry openings, details and structural reinforcement and implications.
·        Joints, connection between dissimilar materials, and best practices.


We hope to see you there!


The venue is handicapped accessible and the public is encouraged to attend.
The Preservation Café series is a free forum with topics of interest to the greater Capitol Hill community.


Gary Barnhart
202-569-0707
gary@glbarnhart.com


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