CPI Technical Training Workshops – 2020

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The half-day workshops have a standard, flat tuition rate of $65 ($50 for CPI members).

CPI staff will cross-check your membership status to ensure dues are current and may follow-up if they are not. You can become a member on the CPI website here:  http://coloradopreservation.org/get-involved/membership/

Trainees are responsible for securing and paying for travel, lodging, and meals while attending.

Refunds will be available for up to one week before the workshop, after which point, no refunds will be given.


Historic Survey Smart Tool Workshop

Date: Thursday, April 23, 1:00 to 4:30pm -Limit 35
Location: 117 N Mason Street, Fort Collins
Credits: Official CLG Training
Cost: $65 nonmembers, $50 CPI members

This interactive workshop will explore the use and applications of technology tools in the survey and evaluation of historic resources, including traditional building survey and more challenging resources. Participants will:

  • Use a tablet/smartphone-based app to complete field survey
  • Explore the application of drone technology in historic survey
  • Use viewshed analysis tools to determine the potential effects derived from the introduction of non-historic elements within that viewshed.

While not necessary, to get the most from this workshop participants should bring a personal laptop loaded with Google Earth Pro. To download Google Earth Pro for free, please follow this link: https://www.google.com/earth/versions/#earth-pro


Applying the SOI Standards for Rehabilitation

Date: Monday, August 3, 1:00 to 5:00 pm – Limit 20
Location: Tabor Opera House, 308 Harrison Ave, Leadville
Cost: $65 nonmembers, $50 CPI members

The Tabor Opera House in Leadville is undergoing a significant rehabilitation, thanks to funding from organizations including History Colorado, DOLA, Partners in Preservation, and the National Park Service. Participants of this workshop will be able to view plans for the building’s future rehabilitation in conjunction with touring the building in its current condition as well as view “preservation in action” as masonry and window restoration contractors work on the west and south building elevations.


Crash Course in Historic Buildings & Restoration Effort

Date: Friday, October 16, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – Limit 30
Location: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – 1280 Vine St, Denver
Cost: $65 nonmembers, $50 CPI members

This workshop will teach participants how/where to start on the successful path to a restoration or construction project for a historic building. Join Graham Johnson with Spectrum General Contractors and Andy Duckett-Emke, Project Architect with Anderson Hallas Architects as they take participants on a crash course of historic building projects.  The workshop will take place at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and is designed for homeowners as well as commercial property owners.  Topics will include how to incorporate a productive planning/design phase in your project to minimize surprises that can otherwise become construction road bumps.

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Preservation for a Changing Colorado

The 2017 update, Preservation for a Changing Colorado, resulted from a partnership between Colorado Preservation and History Colorado and Colorado Preservation, Inc. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report and accompanying website document the economic benefits of rehabilitation projects, analyzes property values and neighborhood stability in local historic districts, and summarizes the increasing impact of heritage tourism, private preservation development and the success of Colorado’s Main Street program. In a key finding, researchers found that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado leads to $1.03 million in additional spending, 14 new jobs, and $636,700 in increased household incomes across the state! The 2017 report also considers the important role preservation plays in helping Coloradans provide new spaces for creative communities and co-working, create and sustain meaningful places, respond to the state’s changing demographics, and address climate concerns. Click Here to see the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".