Abatron Inc., a manufacturer of building-restoration products, announced plans for a wood-restoration workshop on April 27 in Kenosha, Wis., to be conducted by two nationally known experts.
|John Leeke of Historic Homeworks demonstrates window restoration techniques.|
The workshop, with a special emphasis on windows, will address deterioration of wood, condition assessment, repair design, epoxy repair, maintenance, quoting jobs, and avoiding common mistakes and costly pitfalls. The program is designed to provide instruction from restoration experts and expand business opportunities in the remodeling and restoration trades.
More information and reservations: 800/445-1754.
The program also will include a presentation on the new National Window Preservation Standards.
Workshop leaders are:
• John Leeke, the proprietor of Historic Homeworks, a consulting company specializing in historic building restoration. He has presented workshops on epoxy repairs for various clients, including the National Park Service, and has addressed a number of national restoration conferences. He is the author of publications that include Wood-Epoxy Repairs for Exterior Woodwork and Save America’s Windows.
• Neal Vogel, principal of Restoric LLC, a restoration consulting and contracting business based in Evanston, Ill, specializing in historic window and door restoration. He teaches restoration courses at the School of the Art Institute and Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, and at Northwestern University in Evanston. His publications include Window Rehabilitation Guide for Historic Buildings (National Park Service, 1997), and Preserving Historic Windows: A Guide to Stabilizing, Repairing and Replacing Older Fenestration (Architectural Record, 1992).
Leeke is a founding member of the National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative (WPSC). The group last year conducted a Window Preservation & Performance Summit, where window-restoration and weatherization approaches and techniques were demonstrated and evaluated. (See Preservation ‘Summit’ Clearly Suggests Future for Historic Windows.)