Reading Architectural Drawings & Overview of Common NYC Building Materials

When:
April 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2017-04-19T18:00:00-04:00
2017-04-19T19:30:00-04:00
Where:
Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 E 11th St
New York, NY 10003
USA
Cost:
$15

Architectural drawings and renderings illustrate the often complicated design and construction plans for proposed building projects. The first part of this session will teach participants how to evaluate such documents in order to understand and analyze an upcoming construction project. The second part of the session will provide an overview of common building materials used in New York City, including terra-cotta, brick, brownstone, concrete and much more. The session will explain how these materials are employed, how to identify them, and “scratch the surface” on their maintenance and conservation.

(Instructors: Dan Allen & Brendan Coburn)

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