Led by Virginia Tech Alumnus, Michael Lo Presti (CEO of Presti & Company, Inc.), this course will be a location based onsite experience and will explain and educate on areas specific to historic structures. Focus of the course will include Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Control systems providing specifics on historical significance, HVAC system, humidity in buildings, antique construction methods, special considerations for controlled environments, steam and boiler systems and difficulties with these types of buildings. Specific practical experience from Mr. Lo Presti’s work at the US Supreme Court, US Architect of Capitol Power Plant, President Lincoln's Cottage, St. John's Church, and special aspects of the locations where the class is held. The target audience is practicing engineers, architects, and others with general interest.
CEU credits will be awarded at the conclusion of the course for Architects and Professional Engineers.
For more information regarding Presti & Company, Inc., please visit their website at www.presti.com
From this course, you will understand engineering systems of historical structures through the following:
Critical aspects and important safety considerations of electrical systems
Science of wood structures and interaction with mechanical systems
Science of moisture in air and its impact to keeping basements dry or wine cellars cool and damp
Differentiation of historic and natural engineered systems