Historic Preservation: An Overview of the Assessment and Restoration of our Historical Heritage

Historic Preservation: An Overview of the Assessment and Restoration of our Historical Heritage

Three sessions December 8, 9, and 10 starting at 1 PM EST (12 PM CST, 10 AM PST)
Note: Times on the right-hand margin are incorrect. IIBEC staff is working on this issue. 

This webinar series is intended to provide a general overview of the evolution, evaluation and restoration of historic buildings. The seminar will include a historical overview, philosophical background, evaluation methodology, review of applicable materials, repair and maintenance approaches, and case studies.

This course will be presented as a series of live webinars with sessions occurring December 8, 9, and 10. 

Registrants will be given access to a recording of each installment of the webinar series for a full year, through December 10, 2021.

Program Cost: Member: $400 | Nonmember: $500
Educational Credits: IIBEC: 8 CEHs | AIA: 8 LUs (including HSW credit)

Register for this event at the bottom of the page. 

Presented by 

Matthew C. Farmer, PE | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. | Falls Church, VA

Matt Farmer first joined the New Jersey office of WJE in 1986 and moved to the Washington, DC, office in 1990. He served as manager of the Fairfax, VA, office from 1994 until 2006, when he became a principal with WJE. Prior

to that, he was a structural engineer with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Farmer has served as principal investigator on numerous evaluations of concrete, steel, and timber structures, as well as those involving clay, concrete, stone, and cast stone masonry. Projects have included numerous historic landmarks. He received bachelor of science degrees in architectural engineering and environmental design from The University of Colorado and a master of civil engineering from Cornell University.



Edward Gerns, RA, LEED AP | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. | Chicago, IL

Ed Gerns is a principal with the Chicago office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and has more than 29 years of experience related to the investigation and repair of historical masonry buildings. He has performed evaluations of historic masonry façades and overseen preparation of documents and construction period services for the repair of numerous masonry-clad buildings throughout the United States.



April McKelvey, RRC, RRO | Monarch Consulting Service LLC | Mechanicsville, VA

April McKelvey is president of her firm. A native of Richmond, Virginia, McKelvey is a graduate of James Madison University, where she earned a BBA in marketing. As graduation loomed near and with no other job offers on the table, she took a chance on the roofing industry and never looked back. She made roofing her passion and has since earned the Registered Roof Consultant, Registered Roof Observer, Certified Document Technologist, and Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer credentials. She is vice president of the Virginia Chapter of IIBEC and a former director for the Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals.


Dec 08 2020 - Dec 10 2020


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