Historic Brickwork: Mortar and Method


Thursday, October 19, 2017 2 pm (ET 1 pm CT/Noon MT/11am PT)

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1 AIA HSW Learning Unit 

Speaker: John Speweik, historic masonry specialist, Speweik Preservation Consultants, Inc., Elgin, IL

This session will address typical problems and solutions found when working with historic brick such as getting the right mortar to work with the strength of the masonry and finishing the work with various pointing details.

Learning Objectives

· Explain the importance of maintaining historic brick masonry and making in-kind repairs.

· Describe the properties of mortars that are typically appropriate for historic repairs.

· Order tests to evaluate historic masonry and interpret the results.

· Discuss improved communication on the job site for procurement, scheduling, and on-site trouble shooting for both historic projects and new traditional brick work.