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Iron & Steel Preservation Conference (ISPC)

CHECK THIS WEBPAGE FOR INFORMATION ON THE UPCOMING 2015 ISPC CONFERENCE.  Contact Vern Mesler at meslerv@lcc.edu or 517-614-9868 for more information.

The Iron and Steel Preservation Conference (ISPC) aims to increase the number of engineers, designers and builders who can confidently specify rehabilitation procedures for the restoration of historic metals using current steel fabrication and historic technologies. The ISPC gives participants a better understanding and sensitivity toward historic metal structure fabrication technologies, providing rare hands-on experience in the repair and rehabilitation of historic metal structures using careful application of welding technology and related processes.

The Iron and Steel Preservation Conference (ISPC) aims to increase the number of engineers, designers and builders who can confidently specify rehabilitation procedures for the restoration of historic metals using current steel fabrication and historic technologies. The ISPC gives participants a better understanding and sensitivity toward historic metal structure fabrication technologies, providing rare hands-on experience in the repair and rehabilitation of historic metal structures using careful application of welding technology and related processes.

Those attending an ISPC will learn through lectures and demonstrations trades and skills used in the preservation of historic metals.  The industrial tools that are demonstrated are used in industry today: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Oxygen Fuel Welding (OFW), and flame straightening of wrought iron and steel. The ISPC is of benefit even to those for whom historic preservation projects represent a relatively small percentage of their work, as the skills learned at the ISPC are also valued for repair, maintenance, and new construction.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2014 Iron and Steel Preservation Conference scheduled for March 3 and 4 has been cancelled.  Preservation workshops for individuals or groups needing training in welding processes, brazing, heat straightening, and riveting will continue to be offered.  A March 2015 Iron and Steel Preservation Conference will be held under a new format.  Details will be coming soon.

View our videos of Restoration and Preservation of Historic Metals

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See more information about the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary celebration by clicking on the July 2012 ISPC e-Newsletter link below.

PDF file May 2011 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file June 2011 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file July 2011 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file September 2011 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file October 2011 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file November 2011 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file December 2011 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file January 2012 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file May 2012 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file July 2012 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file September 2012 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file October 2012 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file November 2012 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file December 2012 ISPC e-Newsletter 
PDF file January 2013 ISPC e-Newsletter
PDF file February 2013 ISPC e-Newsletter

Newsletter/July 2013/ispc_2013_dayone.pdf

 

 

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