The Triple+ Constraint in Stone Restoration: Time, Scope, & Cost
Fully understanding all the limitations to manage the quality of stone restoration work
The restoration of historic stone poses many challenges. It is critical to correctly identify the original stone and quarry to determine if it is still available from active quarries or salvage. Understanding the nature of the original stone characteristics and the underlying cause of failure is a critical next step. Identifying past and present causes of failures and past interventions will help determine which potential options are feasible. The choice to perform in-kind repairs such as replacement or dutchmen, patching, or more exotic treatments is determined by many variables, including the most fundamental three project constraints: time, scope, and cost.
Aeon Preservation Services will take you through the process of evaluating your mission, discuss current stone limitations, and help you map out key considerations for your next stone project.
Presentation topics will include:
- Look at recent stone projects illustrating funding limitations, risk, difficult scope, and time constraints.
- Discuss other constraints like the inherent vice in natural stone, product availability, new realities, and limitations on supplies and shipping.
- Discuss how understanding stone project constraints may impact your approach.
- Update on natural stone limitations and future forecasts.
- The session includes a question-and-answer session for participants’ current projects.
About the Speakers
ALFONSO A. NARVAEZ, PRINCIPAL. Mr. Narvaez is a founding principal at Aeon Preservation Services LLC established in 2010. A senior architectural conservator with over thirty-five years’ experience in the technical preservation of historic buildings and monuments nationwide, Alfonso worked for John Milner Associates, Inc., a national consulting firm specializing in architecture, conservation, landscape architecture, archeology, and planning for historic properties and sites for over twenty years, before leaving to establish an independent practice. Prior to JMA, he worked as an Historic Architect for the National Park Service, North Atlantic Historic Preservation Center. For the past twenty years Mr. Narvaez has taught seminars throughout the US through the National Preservation Institute and is currently on the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) that governs both objects and architectural conservators. His clients have included the Architect of the Capitol, GSA, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, the US Naval Academy, as well as private entities and institutional clients.
LANE M. BURRITT, PRINCIPAL. Lane Burritt is a founding principal at Aeon Preservation Services. She is an architectural conservator with over twenty-five years of experience in historic preservation. Working on world-class historic properties and monuments, her clients have included the Architect of the Capitol, the General Service Administration, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, the Department of Defense, the US Naval Academy, private entities, and institutional clients. Her practice involves research, condition surveys, project design, contract documents, construction, and directing quality assurance and quality control on major projects. Her technical conservation includes paint analysis projects at the US Capitol, Treasury Building, and Department of the Interior. She has also been involved in the environmental monitoring and forensic investigation of paint failure for buildings, including the Altria Theater. Lane has conducted in-depth moisture investigations, hands-on conservation implementation, and non-destructive testing. Her latest hands-on project was the restoration of painted surfaces on the wood shutters at the Peacock Room at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery. Before starting Aeon, Lane worked for ten years as a Senior Conservator with John Milner Associates in the Preservation Technology Group. Previously, she worked in New York as a conservator. She holds an MFA from Savannah College of Art & Design, Graduate School of Building Arts. Lane has presented papers, lectured, and taught at national and international conferences and institutions, including APT, AIC, ICRI, the Preservation Institute, and Goucher College. She is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), which governs architectural conservators.
Please note: Video will be recorded and posted to our website following the event.