Association for Preservation Technology - Southeast Chapter

Association for Preservation Technology - Southeast Chapter


Good morning. A colleague and I are exploring a preservation project with Ft Frederica National Monument on St Simons Island, GA.

Basically recording extant ruins using a laser scanner and registration of the point clouds, then reverse-engineering the scan data to create two-dimensional drawings and then create three-dimensional models and rendered animation.

The next step is to use AR so that visitors can use phones or tablets to view the renderings outside at the site. Has anyone ever used or built an app that would do this and, if so, what tools did you use? Thank you in advance.
Come check us out if you are in Atlanta this Thursday!

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The Southeast Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT SE) is a nonprofit educational association promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning the conservation of historic resources and the application of preservation technology. This interdisciplinary group is intended to serve the needs of preservation enthusiasts in the Southeast United States, including but not l

Operating as usual


Wishing you some chill this holiday weekend.

Wishing you some chill this holiday weekend.


Heads up friends! Are your preparedness and recovery plans in place? Check out APT’s Disaster Response Initiative page for resources and contacts. Link in comments.
Many thanks to @stampeding_turtle for the #hurricaneelsa content we needed! #repost

Heads up friends! Are your preparedness and recovery plans in place? Check out APT’s Disaster Response Initiative page for resources and contacts. Link in comments.
Many thanks to @stampeding_turtle for the #hurricaneelsa content we needed! #repost

Photos from Association for Preservation Technology - Southeast Chapter's post 06/02/2021

Thursday at 6: The preservation of Charleston’s historic Unitarian Church, presented by Steve Slack and Tommy Williams of KEIM USA.

As always, our virtual gatherings are free and open to the public. Message us if you’d like info on joining this presentation.
Koozer Painting #DillonConstruction

APT Southeast Chapter Spring 2021 Virtual Meeting 02/15/2021

APT Southeast Chapter Spring 2021 Virtual Meeting

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APT Southeast Chapter Spring 2021 Virtual Meeting We hope everyone is safe and healthy amid this current season.  We are getting close to our Spring 2021 meeting for the Southeast Regional Chapter of APT.  We hope you all will be able to tune in Thursday, March 4th for this event - check your email for the Paperless Post invitation, which was....


Our next virtual meeting is March 4 - mark your calendars! 12/09/2020

APT Southeast Chapter Newsletter - Winter 2020

If you are not already receiving our newsletters, make sure to let us know so you're not missing out on our Chapter announcements and upcoming events! Thank you to all those who were able to join us last week for the Winter virtual meeting for the Southeast Regional Chapter of APT.  We had members tune-in from across the Southeast including, Charleston, Atlanta, Savannah, Jacksonville, Winston-Salem, Athens, New Orleans, Mississippi, and Tennesse...


Join us this Thursday when @lordaecksargent presents: Stabilizing 18th Century Structures in the Virgin Islands National Park. Our free(!) virtual meeting begins at 6pm EST.


January 1978: “Big job at Drayton Hall, South Carolina—stabilization of 3 plaster ceilings—2 18th century ones & 1 19th century. Most significant job for Workshop—make or break the name.” Find out what happened next, this Thursday at 5:30. #aptpreservation #draytonhall #aptsechapter


Meet some of our speakers for this week’s workshop.

L to R: Susan Buck, John Matteo, Sarah Stroud Clarke, Craig Bennett, Ashley Wilson, and Richard Marks.


A Preservation Retrospective: 40 Years of Tradition and Innovation at Drayton Hall-OFFICIAL TRAILER

Click below to watch the trailer for next week’s film premier.

This is our keynote presentation for the APTSE/Drayton Hall Workshop

Register at:



Come behind the scenes with us in 9 days.


Come behind the scenes with us.
APTSE/Drayton Hall Workshop
November 5-6


Come behind the scenes with us.
Workshop, November 5-6.


APTSE Workshop November 5 & 6
A Preservation Retrospective – 40 Years of Tradition and Innovation at Drayton Hall

Join us for this two-part workshop that looks back at 40 years of groundbreaking preservation work at Drayton Hall!

The workshop begins the evening of Nov. 5th with a virtual film debut--the first showing of a moving documentary featuring interviews with the people who have stewarded Drayton Hall for more than forty years.

The second day features live webinars and Q&A with: paint analyst and conservator Susan Buck, Ashley Wilson of the NTHP, Craig Bennett of Bennett Preservation Engineering, John Matteo of 1200 AE, Richard "Moby" Marks of Richard Marks Restorations, and more!

You may register for workshop events a la carte at: 04/24/2020

NCPTT | COVID-19 Basics: Re-Entry to Cultural Sites

Sorry this page has been so quiet for a few weeks. We’ve been busy navigating all the things, just like you!

If you haven’t seen this already, NCPTT has been generating very helpful content about disinfecting cultural resources and re-entering cultural heritage sites. COVID-19 Basics: Re-Entry to Cultural Sites Posted by Mary Striegel On April 6, 2020 · In Covid-19, Materials Conservation, Videos Good afternoon. My name is Mary Striegel, and I’m a Conservation Scientist with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. This is the third Facebo...


Right now across the Southeast, preservation professionals are gathered in rooms like this to socialize and hear a fascinating discussion of the @menokinfoundation Glass House Project. We do this every three months. You should join us!


Hey, remember last Fall when we were really jazzed about Sam McKelvey’s presentation on Menokin and then a hurricane ruined it?! Well, it’s finally time. Thursday the 5th at 5:30, join our virtual meeting from any host location to hear this much-anticipated program. Don’t know how? Send us a DM and we’ll get you all set up.


It’s the last day of the #aptmiami2019 conference and our notebooks are full of new insights! Some particularly poignant and timely conversations came out of a plenary yesterday on giving voice and agency to diverse publics in preservation practice, and this morning in a roundtable on disaster planning and mitigation for cultural heritage sites. We enjoyed catching up with fellow #aptsechapter members at the chapters breakfast this morning and are more energized than ever to grow our chapter! On that front, did you know that our chapter includes nine southern states, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico? If you have friends or associates in our region who aren’t involved with the chapter, please encourage them to join!


Stellar keynote by Gustavo Araoz tonight and particularly poignant for many of us in the @aptsechapter #tourism #climatechange #resiliency #underrepresentedhistories


We know your calendar is smoking right now with all the upcoming parties, travel, meetings, ugly sweater try-ons...but you’ll want to add our virtual meeting on December 5th at 5:30. Jack Pyburn and David Steele will be telling us about their work with the Birmingham National Civil Rights Monument. We hope to see you all at this virtual meeting! Bonus points if you’re wearing a festive (read: hideous) sweater! Don’t know how to join the virtual meeting? DM us for info.


Due to impacts from Hurricane Dorian, we are canceling our Thursday virtual meeting. Everyone stay safe out there, and we’ll be in touch about rescheduling soon!


It’s a rainy day for many of you in #aptse and for the rest of you it’s probably too hot to go out, right? Perfect opportunity to enjoy our favorite books! Help your fellow preservation professionals out and drop some recommendations below! (Thank you Ed Chappell for recommending this one!)


Hey, APT Southeast! If you’re on our mailing list you know that our next virtual meeting is September 5th and we’ll be hearing from Sam McKelvey about “The Glass House Project” at Francis Lightfoot Lee’s 1769 Menokin. We hope you’ll meet up with friends and colleagues at a host location near you or call in from your home or office. You can DM us for more details!


It’s #microscopymonday at Drayton Hall where we’re characterizing aggregates in historic mortars for research on chimney stacks that survive around the property. In the process we’re learning more about the African American community at Drayton Hall in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. What are you working on this week? #aptse #draytonhall #historicmortar #vernaculararchitecture #architecture #historicpreservation #trustsites #historygram #blackhistory


Happy first day of summer! We hope you’re keeping to the shade like this extraordinary house! Welcome to Hutchinson House, the c. 1885 home of Henry and Rosa Swinton Hutchinson. Hutchinson’s father, James, was enslaved until he won his freedom fighting for the Union Navy in the Civil War. James prospered following the war, purchasing several tracts of land on Edisto Island, but was murdered in 1882. His son Henry also prospered in the Reconstruction era and built this house around the time of his marriage to Rosa Swinton. Their descendants lived in the house until the 1980s and retained ownership of the property until 2016, when they sold the house to the Edisto Island Open Land Trust. John Girault, the organization’s executive director, has worked with numerous preservation organizations to chart a course for this important site, beginning with its stabilization. Interior and exterior framing support the structure while a massive tent protects it from the elements. With the exception of hurricanes, of course. We asked John about that during a recent visit. “We have to take the cover down,” he said, “or run the risk of it pulling the whole house over.” John and his team have made great strides for the property, but he admits that building preservation isn’t his thing and welcomes input from #APTSE members. If you’d like to see how you can help, drop a comment or DM us!


#APTSE is committed to encouraging and promoting preservation training in the Southeast. So we were thrilled to see these photos from @gsu_mhp They visited Escuela Taller de la Habana in Cuba, a school that specializes in training students for historic building trades. It’s great to see these students learning traditional crafts such as plaster and masonry repair!
#repost #georgiastateuniversity #historicpreservation #georgia #preservationeducation


Send in the drones! City Preservationist of Huntsville, Katie Stamps, shared these images of a c. 1928 neoclassical revival dwelling where the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission used a drone to get a closer look at its deteriorating clay tile roof. The owner wanted to replace with architectural shingles but HHPC was able to convince him to source replacement clay tiles. Have a recent preservation win to share with your fellow preservationists in the Southeast? Tag them #aptse or DM us!


It’s #wireframewednesday That’s a thing, right? What are you working on today? We’d love to share it!


Good morning! There’s a little mahogany staircase maintenance happening in Charleston this morning. What’s happening in your corner of the Southeast? Tag us in your post so we can share your work!


Welcome to the Southeast Chapter of APT where “11” is a special number! We represent preservation professionals in 9 U.S. states and 2 territories. Follow us on Instagram @aptsechapter to see what we’re up to and share your work in the southeast with #aptse.


Coming up soon! Mark your calendars for the APT SE Summer Virtual Meeting and check your email or the Facebook event for more information about the presentation and host locations!


Coming up soon! Mark your calendars for the APT SE Spring Virtual Meeting and be on the lookout for more information about the presentation and host locations! 01/02/2019

APT Southeast Chapter Membership Survey

A Quick Survey!

As the Southeast Chapter of APT continues to grow, we want to make sure that you have a say in the future of the chapter. Please help us out by taking a quick 10 question survey about chapter membership fees, events, and scholarships. If you have additional feedback or questions, please email our President, Trish Smith at [email protected]. Thank you in advance for your input and continued support of the chapter!

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[12/04/18]   Don't forget...the Southeast Chapter's Winter Virtual Meeting is this Thursday, December 6! Ralph Muldrow, a professor at the College of Charleston, will be presenting on the restoration of the US Capitol Dome.

See the events page for more information about the schedule and for a list of host locations. If you would like to log into the meeting individually, please email [email protected].

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Come behind the scenes with us.Workshop, November 5-6.
Come behind the scenes with us.APTSE/Drayton Hall WorkshopNovember 5-6




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Since the Southeast Chapter’s large geography makes it difficult to gain traction with in-person chapter meetings, we have "host" locations throughout the southeast and virtually connect via GoToMeeting. We have four virtual meetings throughout the year (the first Thursday of June, September, December and March) and then gather as one large group at the annual APT conference.
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