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Events March 2018

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Architectural Aluminum in the 21st Century: Design and Preservation of Contemporary & Historic Architecture

March 24, 2018

Aluminum was transformed into a widely used and versatile building material after an economical method for its extraction was devised in the late 1800s. By the mid-1900s, aluminum was being utilized in structures of all types. This symposium, presented by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, will examine basic material properties, how its characteristics need to be considered in new designs and preservation projects, new developments in fabrication operations and finishes, strategies for evaluating deterioration, steps to prevent degradation, and procedures for replicating historic appearance. Case studies of buildings such as the 1953 Alcoa Headquarters by Harrison & Abramowitz and the Aluminaire House will examine lessons learned and viable approaches to preservation.

March 24 - 26
MIT, Cambridge, MA
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Photo courtesy Aluminaire House Foundation.


Week of March 18th