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Connect with fellow Building Geeks by joining the Preservation Trades Network or an NPS program that fosters the traditional trades.
In this video from the U.S. Forest Service, Bernie Weisgerber goes over the basic techniques for axe grinding and axe work.
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Learn about the Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) and the work the current cohort is doing with HPTC this summer.
Craftspeople from the HPTC spent two days sharing their skills and knowledge with the public and NPS employees during the Preservation Trades Rodeo.
Learn how to apply for the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship, an opportunity to promote innovation and professional growth in the field of historic preservation.
If you're entering areas like crawlspaces and manholes, the OSHA's Confined Space in Construction standard may apply to you.
The Trades Alive video series provides step-by-step tutorials on different aspects of historic preservation in parks.
There is a great deal of confusion about poison ivy versus poison oak since there are two kinds of poison ivy and two kinds of poison oak. Learn more here!
The Welding Institute has a great reference on wrought iron and welding. Read more on the challenges with welding with wrought iron.
A program providing post-9/11 military service veterans hands-on skills training from NPS professionals on the maintenance of federal monuments & memorials.
The HPTC partnered with the HFC and JEFF to complete two exhibits within the new Visitor Center being constructed below the Gateway Arch.
Provides an overview of the Historic Preservation Training Center and introduces the five teams that work within the organization.
The HPTC library is located at the Gambrill House and houses periodicals, manuals, reports, and books related to historic preservation.
The NCSP (National Chainsaw Safety Program) provides standards, competencies, and training to ensure all NPS operators know how to use a chainsaw safely.