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Additions to APT Building Technology Heritage Library

APT Australasia Chapter is delighted to report that the first phase of scanning material from Professor Miles Lewis‘ library for the APT International online Building Technology Heritage Library has been completed. The project report is downloadable here. In summary, 206 documents … Continue reading

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APT Europe Chapter launch

APT Australasia Chapter Convenor, Donald Ellsmore, will attend the launch of the APT European Chapter in Milan, Italy on 16 September 2019.  The launch of the new Chapter will be attended by representatives of APT International, APT Latin America Chapter, … Continue reading

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Registrations open for Longford Academy 10

Practical Building Conservation is a 1, 2, 6 or 9 day program in the conservation of traditional buildings, structures and fabric, held at the World Heritage inscribed Woolmers & Brickendon Estates in Longford, Tasmania. It offers a unique mix of theory, … Continue reading

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Australian contributions to the Building Technology Heritage Library

The start of 2019 marked the beginning of a project to add new Australian, European and American documents to the Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) supported by the APT Australasia Chapter. These documents come from the collection of Professor Miles … Continue reading

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Longford Academy – Planning a strong future in new hands

This year the Longford Academy will celebrate its tenth year.  And this brings exciting changes for the future of these hands-on building conservation courses at the World Heritage Sites of Woolmers and Brickendon Estates in Longford, Tasmania. Donald Ellsmore, Convenor … Continue reading

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Limestone and Lime Building Techniques in Puglia, Italy

Report on APT Australasia Chapter members’ investigation of limestone and lime building techniques in Puglia, Italy In late October 2018, a group of Australian and New Zealand members met in Ostuni, Puglia, to immerse in the traditional building culture of … Continue reading

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Longford Masterclasses – Spring 2018

Masterclasses at Longford Masonry and Mortars, Wood Carpentry, and Roofing Repair Methods 27 Aug – 1 Sept 2018  The Longford Academy Masterclasses are collaborative learning activities led by experienced APT specialist practitioner educators. Participants work on conservation tasks under direction … Continue reading

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