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Connect with fellow Building Geeks by joining the Preservation Trades Network or an NPS program that fosters the traditional trades.
The Trades Alive video series provides step-by-step tutorials on different aspects of historic preservation in parks.
You've filmed your Trades Alive video, now what? Learn more about what to do now that you have your footage complete.
A list of all the learning activities that are required as part of the Historic Preservation Fundamentals Learning Series.
HPTC partners with the Stewards Individual Placement Program to provide training & hands-on experience in the preservation trades.
The American Institute of Architects supports the profession through education, advocacy, and public outreach related to new and historic architecture.
As you’re preparing your Trades Alive video, here are some good tips and tricks to remember while filming. It’s easy to remember These videos are meant to be tutorials, and at the end, you want your audience to know and understand how to do the technique you’re using. So, make them easy to remember and
An introduction to creating videos for Trades Alive, an effort to generate a community approach to creating historic preservation trades tutorial videos.
Tree topping is a drastic pruning practice used to reduce the height of a tree. Learn steps to mitigate the effects of poor pruning or damage to the top of the tree.
Watch the video to learn how to rake out mortar joints in historic brick.
This book explains the history and styles of log cabins, condition and historic assessments, preservation requirements, project planning, and safety.
The Environmental Purchasing Newsletter provides green purchasing guidance, best practices, case studies, and training opportunities.
Executive Order 13327 allows executive branch departments and agencies to increase management attention to real property resources.
The HPTC library is located at the Gambrill House and houses periodicals, manuals, reports, and books related to historic preservation.
Structural fire at The Wayside: Home of Authors, a 300 year old historic structure.
Structural fire revew of incident at Big Hole National Battlefield
The Forest Service guide to Road Closures and Obliteration outlines procedures and techniques for closing existing roads on Forest Service lands.
Watch a video in which dry stone mason Mark Jurus explains the techniques and features of a well-constructed dry laid stone wall.
Demonstrations and discussions at the Preservation Trades Rodeo illustrated how drones (unmanned aerial systems) can be used to document historic structures
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation's diverse historic resources.
This directory provides a listing of NPS Arborists organized by state.
The Technical Preservation Services (TPS) office of the National Park Service is responsible for historic preservation policy and guidance.
A calendar of training and conference events for those engaged in trail work at all levels, both professional and volunteer.
Dusting stone objects and architectural features will better preserve and protect cultural resources for the enjoyment of current and future visitors.
2014 Fire & Life Safety Deficiencies Identified in Buildings that House Cultural Resources- pdf