APT: Preservation in the American West

Salt Lake City Architecture

In March, we were fortunate to attend the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Mesa to Mountain Symposium in Salt Lake City. The symposium reviewed historic projects with a focus on the western United States. The event was hosted by the Rocky Mountain Chapter, who introduced us to fascinating projects in Salt Lake City, including the seismic upgrade of the Tabernacle on Temple Square. We enjoyed this walk through history as we learned about the construction techniques and challenges faced by a pioneer town 150 years ago.

It was exciting to hear Julia Ausloos of Architectural Resources Group (ARG) present details on the preservation of the Ryan Mining Camp in Death Valley, CA.

This is a nail used in the famous Tabernacle on Temple Square. It was made from the iron parts of the covered wagons that carried the original settlers to Salt Lake City.

Epic Scan participated in the Ryan Mining Camp project, and it was inspiring to witness the variety of ways in which our services are used by the experts at ARG. Architects encounter many unanticipated challenges during the historic preservation process and having the project scope comprehensively documented can save lots of time and grief.

We eagerly look forward to next year’s symposium!

Tell us about your favorite historic preservation projects in the comments. Here are some of ours.

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