REGISTER NOW! Masonry Restoration Workshop 9/20


Hosted by the City of Black Hawk

Crumbling stucco, peeling paint on brick, collapsing rock walls—oh my!  Adverse weather conditions and lack of an adequate maintenance plan can accelerate the deterioration of masonry buildings and structures. What can be done to restore masonry façades and their structural integrity back to their original glory?

Come to a day-long workshop conducted by Walker Restoration Consultants (a nation- wide expert in the field of masonry construction and restoration) with assistance from Built Environment Evolution and Premier Specialty Contractors to learn more.

In a combination of classroom lectures and field training, you will learn about:

●                        NPS standards and evaluations

●                        Recommended masonry joint repairs

●                        Recommended paint removal

●                        Recommended cleaning and sealing

●                        Recommended maintenance

●                        Field Study: The historic City of Black Hawk City Hall building and surrounding buildings

The Masonry Restoration Workshop will focus on evaluating the condition of masonry features and structural elements, and understanding best practices for maintenance and repair. Participants will learn how to assess the condition of buildings and structures, use special tools to non-destructively test, and identify possible contributing causes of problems to ensure the right technique is used to solve the issues. Proper maintenance practices and products will also be discussed.


●   Date: September 20, 2016

o   Registration/Breakfast @ 8:00 am

o   Presentation begins ~ 9:00 am

o   Catered Lunch

o   Walking Tour/Field Assessment

o   Workshop ends ~ 4:00 pm

●   Registration fee = $20/person

●   Workshop hosted at Historic Crook’s Palace (200 Gregory Street, Black Hawk)

●   Light breakfast, catered lunch, and snacks will be provided.

●   Handouts will be provided to all attendees.

●   Attendees: We encourage CLG members (up to 2 people per CLG), historic preservation specialists/commissioners, planners, non-profit members, architects, structural engineers, inspectors, contractors, designers, carpenters, handymen and college students to attend, but anyone in the general public is welcome, as well.


Please email Sara Lang at the City of Black Hawk’s Community Planning & Development Department at no later than September 13, 2016. Registration fee can be paid by check, credit card or cash.

Workshop will be limited to 30 attendees and we expect it to fill up quickly, so contact Sara now to reserve your spot! Once the session is filled, registrants will be notified of their status and a waiting list will be kept in case of cancellations.

When you email Sara to request a spot in the workshop, please include the following information:

1.     What is your title/job description?

2.     Why are you interested in this masonry restoration workshop?

3.     What is your level of experience/knowledge with masonry?

4.     What specific questions do you have relating to masonry?


City of Black  Hawk  Community Planning & Development PO Box 68 |  221 Church Street Black Hawk, Colorado 80422


The City of Black Hawk is Colorado’s Second Oldest Municipality!


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