Historic preservation

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Retaining the look and feel of our country and thus our society. "If we do not know where we came from, then how can we know who we are? History is our context."

Good restoration projects utilize a team approach. Members include at least the architect, historic architect, structural engineer, and preservation consultant.

Preservation Consultant

The Preservation Consultant is often described as the advocate for the building. The consultant's responsibilities include knowing the history of the building and the historic importance of its component elements and spaces. The consultant provides technical assistance for the protection and treatment of historic materials and finishes. The consultant must be intimately familiar with the State Historic Building Code, which is very different than current building codes. The consultant advises the team on dealing with structural and safety systems that does not interfere with the building's historic integrity.