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Conference date set for September 5-8, 2007.




Third Annual American Natural Cement Conference

September 5-8, 2007. Syracuse, NY & the Erie Canal




The Third Annual American
Natural Cement Conference

September 5-8, 2007
Syracuse, New York & the Erie Canal

in association with
the Cornell University Departments of
City & Regional Planning and Civil & Environmental Engineering
The National Council for Preservation Education
The Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter
The Onondaga Historical Association

Wednesday, September 5

2-5 pm ~ Session 1: Masonry Fundamentals Short Course*: Tiffany Ballroom, Genesee Grande (3 AIA/CES LUs*)

The Basics of Masonry and Natural Cement
Kenneth Uracius, Stone and Lime Imports

6-8 pm ~ Opening Reception and Keynote Address (2 AIA/CES LUs*)
Jeffrey M. Chusid, Cornell University
Cynthia Field, President, SPHC
Syracuse and the Canals
Dennis Connors, Onondaga Historical Association

Thursday, September 6

8:30 am ~ Breakfast: Tiffany Ballroom, Genesee Grande

9 am ~ Plenary Session: Tiffany Ballroom, Genesee Grande
The Race to Discovery
Michael Tomlan, Cornell University

10 am ~ Session 2: History: Tiffany Ballroom, Genesee Grande

Perspectives on the American Natural Cement Revival: ANCC1 & 2
Leya Edison, Rosendale Natural Cement

Totten, Cummings and McKee
Jeffrey Chusid, Cornell University
Military Fortifications: Lessons Learned
Douglas Cubbison, Fort Drum

11:30 ~ Session 3: Locating and Understanding Natural Cement: Multiple Sites

Luncheon Tour and Demonstration: Syracuse, the Weighlock Museum and the Jamesville Quarry
John Walsh, Testwell Laboratories, and
Kenneth Uracius, Stone and Lime Imports

2:30 pm ~ Session 4: Technology: University United Methodist Church
What We Do and Don't Know
Norman Weiss, Columbia University
Using the New ASTM Standards
Michael Edison, Edison Coatings, Rosendale Natural Cement
Panel Discussion: Ethics of Restoration and Future Directions for Research

4:30 pm ~ Evening on One's Own

Total AIA/CES LUs for Thursday: 6.5*

Friday, September 7

9-4 pm ~ Session 5: Significant Sites in Cement History and Use
Bus Tour to Fayetteville and the Erie Canal
Demonstration project at Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Contemporary Case Study of Natural Cement

Bus leaves Genesee Grande hotel at 9 am,
arrives at Syracuse Hancock Airport at 4 pm and the hotel at 4:30

Total AIA/CES LUs for Friday: 6.5*

Saturday, September 8

8-4 pm ~ Natural Cement Hands-on Workshop* (8 AIA/CES LUs*)


* separate registration required

* similar credits will be available for Professional Engineers.