Traditional Building Conference
Traditional Building Conference Online Education


Materials and Methods

Boston – April 28-29, 2015

The third annual Traditional Building Windows Conference is produced in collaboration with the National Park Service.

Windows are an important character defining feature of buildings. But, when they suffer from neglect and lack of maintenance, they present significant challenges for rehabilitation including cost, detailing, and return on investment. For additions to historic buildings or new construction, getting the details right is critically important for achieving the right look and long-term durability.

We will examine wood, steel, aluminum, and bronze and the preservation or replication of these 20th-century materials. Window work, from restoration of old windows to the design and installation of new windows, generates jobs and serves as an important economic engine.

Join us for two days of demonstrations, discussions and direction about working with windows – historic, old and new, traditional, and mid-century modern.

The Historic Theater District, Marriott Downtown, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

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Here is what attendees say about our conferences:

“The variety of technical vs. artistic talent was great!... I really liked the new format, had better connections with the vendors and got to know fellow attendees and presenters”

“Excellent speakers, informative, engrossing topics for a room full of architects.”

“Fantastic presentation- captivating!”

“Engaging as well as ‘Big Picture’”

“Invaluable resource on renovations. I have a current client who is adding an addition, but they are very sensitive to historic structures. I have learned a great deal”

“One of the very best seminar topics I have ever experienced. A real treat and changed the way I think about design.”

“I thought the quality of the presentations was all VERY good with a nice mix and top notch presenters. I was pleasantly surprised.”

The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, IDCEC, LEED Accredited Professionals, and certain NAHB classifications may be available as well​. Please call for details- 802 674-6752.​




The Traditional Building Conference Series
is Now In Person and Online!

Join us for a new series of free webinars on the best practices and products for historic restoration and traditional building. Talk to and learn from the industry experts and leading practitioners through your computer or mobile device. Acquire new skills and evaluate products from the comfort of your computer!​ The Traditional Building Conference Series Online Education augments our four in-person events in 2015:

Four In-Person Events in 2015:

  • April 28-29: Boston, MA – Windows Conference

Marriott Downtown
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

  • July 21-22: Princeton, NJ
  • Oct 6-7: Denver, CO
  • Dec 1-2: Durham, NC


Our Next Webinar:


Historic Clay Roof Tile - Why and How to Use it Successfully

Tuesday, March 24, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Speaker: Tab Colbert, CEO, Ludowici Roof Tiles, Lexington, OH;

Credits: 1.25 AIA HSW Learning Units

This course will give design and building professionals an in-depth understanding of clay roof tiles: their composition, quality, design considerations, color and style. This ancient roofing material has been used since Neolithic times and continues to be used today. You will learn about the history of clay tile, how it is made, its material advantage, how to choose color, and how to install it.

Learning Objectives
After the session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the history of clay roof tile.
  • Describe how clay tile is made and installed for long-lasting performance
  • Apply the unique features of a quality clay roof tile to contemporary projects or restoration work.
  • List sustainability and durability features of this traditional roofing material.


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Presented by:





Marvin Windows
Historical Arts & Casting


Allied Window
Crown Point Cabinetry
Heritage Tile
Connor Homes
Unico Systems


Timberlane Shutters
Crittall Windows
John Canning Studio
Rare Booksellers
Weimann Metalcraft


Bronze Craft
Green Mountain Window
Graham Architectural


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