Technical Training Workshops


Upcoming Workshop

Basic Preservation for the Non-Engineer

Thursday | Oct. 14 | 1–5 p.m.
DeLaney Farm | Aurora
$50 member | $65 nonmember

Colorado Preservation, Inc. partners with JVA, Inc. for an afternoon of learning engineering concerns and strategies for the non-engineer at DeLaney Farm Historic District in Aurora, specifically at the Loafing Shed and Education Barn. This is a unique opportunity to see an exposed structure with a completed project and another that needs future work.

This workshop brings structural engineers specializing in historic structures and walks participants through the diagnostic process used to evaluate existing buildings and make treatment recommendations. The presenters will cover the process from beginning to end and use case studies to illustrate key concepts. The workshop provides stewards tools to understand their buildings and determine when to engage design professionals.

This workshop is approved for 4.0 LU credits through American Institute of Architects.


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Meet Your Presenters

Ian Glaser
JVA, Inc.
Ian Glaser is a structural engineer with JVA, Inc. and he leads their Historic Preservation group. The group combines technical aptitude, creative thinking, design sensitivity and effective communication to deliver successful preservation, rehabilitation, stabilization, and investigation projects. For the past 16 years Ian has focused this work regionally and nationwide. Ian is a regular presenter at Colorado Preservation Inc.’s annual Saving Places® conference. Much of his work is funded by Colorado State Historical Fund and National Park Service.
Christine Britton
JVA, Inc.
Christine Britton is a senior project engineer in the structural engineering department at JVA, Inc. Her focus is on historic preservation projects and she holds a master’s degree in historic preservation. Since joining JVA more than eight years ago, Christine has helped prepare numerous historic structures reports and assessments, as well as construction documents for historic buildings across Colorado and the western United States. Christine co-led a National Park Service preservation workshop at Pinnacles National Park in 2019 and is currently the president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology.

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