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Iron & Steel Preservation Workshop

 March 9-10, 2015

 Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan

 

March 9th

Speakers will present on research and preservation projects for the repair, rehabilitation, and restoration of iron and steel.

 

March 10th

Demonstrations and hands-on activities of industrials tools used in the repair, rehabilitation, and restoration, of iron and steel, led by LCC expert craftsmen and instructors.

 

CEU's

LCC is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training as an IACET education provider and will issue Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to participants at the end of each conference day.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships to attend the ISP workshop will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students in welding, engineering, historic preservation and related fields.

 

March 9th Luncheon Speaker

"Volunteers Make the Difference"

Dan McCain,

President of the Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Association

Volunteers Make the Difference

 

Wabash & Erie Canal

 

Repair, Rehabilitation, and Restoration Tools

This workshop has the goal of increasing the number of engineers, designers, builders and contractors who can confidently specify industrial processes for the repair, rehabilitation and preservation of metals using both current steel fabrication methods and historic technologies.

 

Repair

Repair of critical members of a bridge or building requires the knowledge of industrial processes and the selection of the applicable process for a particular repair application. Two of the most popular arc welding processes used for onsite repairs are the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) processes, both processes will be demonstrated at the March ISP workshop with hands-on opportunities for workshop participants.

Repair, Rehabilitation, and Restoration of Metals

 

This workshop has the goal of increasing the number of engineers, designers, builders and contractors who can confidently specify industrial processes for the repair, rehabilitation and preservation of metals using both current steel fabrication methods and historic technologies.

 

Rehabilitation

Replacing a metal truss bridge or building with a new structure may not be cost effective for a community, but many of these structures can be brought up to current standards such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the American Welding Society (AWS). With the careful selection and application of industrial processes, along with engineering innovation, a rehabilitation project can extend the service life of a culturally significant bridge or building.

  Restoration

If a bridge or building is declared historically significant, then the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties often governs. Repair, rehabilitation, and restoration of original historic metals with current industrial tools such as the arc welding process, flame straightening, brazing, and riveting can save and protect much of the original metal. ISP workshop participants will have a better understanding and greater sensitivity toward existing metal structures and fabrication technologies.

 

Those attending the ISP workshop will learn through lectures and demonstrations trades and skills used in the preservation of metals.  The industrial tools that are demonstrated are used in industry today. The ISP is of benefit even to those for whom preservation projects represent a relatively small percentage of their work, as the skills learned at the ISP workshop are also valued for repair, maintenance, and new construction.

 

Program Fund and Scholarships

The Iron and Steel Preservation Program Fund at the Lansing Community College Foundation supports preservation courses and the annual ISP workshop and provides scholarships to students whose fields of study relate to the preservation of metals. The scholarships fund students from colleges and universities throughout the United States to attend the Iron & Steel Preservation workshop.

 

Your support makes these scholarships possible. Please consider contributing to the Iron and Steel Preservation Program Fund. The Lansing Community College Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Belleville Bridge

American Public Works Association (APWA) project of the Year, 1996

 

Read Michigan Wayne County winning submittal to the APWA for its project to relocate and replace the historic Belleville Bridge.


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