AIA Learning Units for NPS Preservation Brief Quizzes
HPEF is offering a new opportunity for Continuing Education Credits through the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Learning units meeting the requirements of the AIA Continuing Education System are available online through a series of quizzes based on the National Park Service Preservation Briefs. The quizzes are a collaborative project of the Historic Preservation Education Foundation and the AIA Historic Resources Committee.
Carpenter Rule Books
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, local carpenters’ associations in the United States published rule and pricing books to ensure that they received consistent pay and were able to charge accurately for their work. These books provide valuable insights into the development of American architecture and building practices. Continuing the work of preservationist Lee H. Nelson, HPEF is committed to increasing awareness of carpenter rule book history through the publication of rule book materials and bibliographic resources.
Lee H. Nelson Papers Annotated Bibliography
Throughout his long career as a National Park Service architect, Lee Nelson helped nurture and shape the historic preservation movement in the United States. He was a co-founder of the Association for Preservation Technology International and led the restoration of Independence Hall and other historic sites. Working with scholars and archivists at the University of Oregon Library, HPEF is developing a detailed annotated bibliography of Lee Nelson’s papers to aid those interested in utilizing the collection in the future. The completed bibliography will be posted on this site in the coming months.
APT Building Technology Heritage Library
HPEF is a sponsor of the Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL), a web-based digitized collection of archival architectural and construction trade catalogs, house plan books, and related publications. The library was established in 2006 by the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) to provide design professionals, building owners, historians, preservationists, and others with an in-depth look at early building construction material culture. At present, the collection contains over 3,100 items from the nineteenth century through 1964.
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