IPTWorkshop Oct 26-28, New Orleans
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 8:43 am    Post subject: IPTWorkshop Oct 26-28, New Orleans Reply with quote

October 26-28th, 2006 the Preservation Trades Network (PTN)
<http://www.iptw.org/> will hold the 10th annual *International
Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW)* in the Holy Cross Neighborhood of
New Orleans, as part of an ongoing effort to help "Rebuild Community
Heritage" in historic neighborhoods that are still working to recover
from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. The Preservation
Trades Network and World Monuments Fund (WMF) <http://wmf.org/> are also
working with the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association and other local
partners to offer ongoing direct, practical "hands on" assistance and
technical preservation resources to help neighborhood residents and
property owners repair their historic structures and return to their

*Volunteers including historical architects and preservation specialists
in carpentry, plastering, roofing, masonry, condition assessments and
interpretation of preservation guidelines are needed now, and in the
coming months, to help staff a Mobile Preservation Unit (MPU) and serve
as instructors and coordinators for a series of demonstration projects
and workshops in Holy Cross. Stipends, per diem and travel assistance
are available. To learn how you can be involved in this effort please
visit: www.iptw.org <http://www.iptw.org/> and www.ptn.org
<http://www.ptn.org/>. *

*Mobile Preservation Unit (MPU)*

The Mobile Preservation Unit (MPU)
<http://http:/iptw.org/About%20MPU.htm> will be housed in a 32-foot RV
staffed by members of PTN and allied preservation professionals, and
will serve as a local resource center for property owners who need help
to repair their damaged historic homes and buildings. The MPU will be
available to property owners of Holy Cross, the Ninth Ward and other
historic neighborhoods of New Orleans beginning in late May 2006, and
continuing for a period of up to one year. Experts in the building
trades and preservation will meet with property owners to provide
information, identify resources, and schedule on-site consultations and
offer direct "hands on" assistance with repairs. The self-contained RV
will provide housing for team members and a base of operations at
locations in the Holy Cross neighborhood to serve as a continuing and
clearly identifiable presence and neighborhood resource. The MPU will
also serve as a base for contacts with the large and experienced network
of PTN members and other preservation professionals who can be called on
for technical assistance and consultation as required.

*Demonstration Projects and Workshops*

WMF and PTN are planning a series of traditional building and historic
preservation demonstration projects and workshops in Holy Cross.
Coordinating with the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association to select
sites, the partners will undertake several repair and restoration
projects on private residences and properties throughout the community.
Educational opportunities in the building trades and historic
preservation will be integrated into these stabilization and restoration
projects. Field school participants include homeowners throughout New
Orleans, high school students, local tradespeople and practicing
professionals in preservation and allied fields. While the focus is
education, the field school projects will have the dual benefit of
repairing damaged homes for reoccupation. Scheduled for June 17-23,
2006, the first field school and project focuses on the repair of the
historic wood floor at the *Greater Little Zion Baptist Church*. It is
estimated that over 100,000 construction industry jobs will be needed to
rebuild southern Louisiana over the next ten years. The rebuilding of
New Orleans, specifically the rehabilitation of historic properties and
neighborhoods, could provide much needed employment for returning
residents. New Orleans has a long and noted history of excellence in the
traditional building trades. The field schools are intended to engage
local tradespeople as instructors and to serve as a catalyst for
expanding jobs and skills training in the building trades and historic

*IPTW 2006: Rebuilding Hope - Reclaiming Heritage*

The field school program will culminate during the 10th annual
*International Preservation Trades Workshop* scheduled for October
26-28, 2006. The International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW),
sponsored by PTN, is the only annual event in North America which brings
together the foremost practitioners of the traditional building trades
to share knowledge and skills through hands on demonstrations and pilot
projects. This year's IPTW will be unlike any other. In response to the
Katrina disaster, the PTN community will gather in New Orleans to work
together with residents of the historic Holy Cross District, one of the
hardest hit neighborhoods, to "Rebuild Hope and Reclaim Heritage". Our
goal is to make a tangible difference in a neighborhood which to rebuild
and recover. In partnership with the Holy Cross Neighborhood
Association, World Monuments Fund and other organizations, PTN is
already working in the community through "hands on" workshops for home
owners, tradespeople, and others, united in the belief that preservation
is as much about people and community, as it is about buildings.

The Preservation Trades Network (PTN) is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership
organization establishing in 1995, as an education, networking, and
outreach organization. PTN was established on the principle that
conservation of the built environment is fundamentally dependent on the
quality, availability, and viability of the skilled trades. We believe
that opportunities for education, employment, and compensation of people
in the trades are directly reflected in the quality of the built
environment, and the effective stewardship of cultural heritage. PTN is
a registered provider of AIA/CEU Continuing Education Credits.

Lisa Sasser, President
Preservation Trades Network
PO Box 249
Amherst, NH 03031-0249

Phone: 866-853-9335
Fax: 866-853-9336
E-mail: sasser@ptn.org <mailto:sasser@ptn.org>


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Post Katrina Rebuilding? Reply with quote

Last i heard[Nov.2005]US FEMA Still was'nt sending full checks to those that met the Criteria?

I'm an admrer of the likes of Bourbon St. and similiar throught New Orleans,etc. and woul very much like to participate in any Restorations,etc. pertaining of same?

Myself 7/06
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