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Historic Structures Reports: A Management Tool for Historic Properties

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

The core of any historic property management program is accurate information about the building. This seminar will explore the historic structures report—the principal tool used to document a site's history, condition, and maintenance—and emerging technologies, such as computer-aided facilities management programs.

This seminar is combined or offered in conjunction with Preservation Maintenance: Understanding and Preserving Historic Buildings.


Alfonso A. Narvaez, principal, Aeon Preservation Services LLC, with experience on technical preservation projects nationwide; formerly principal architectural conservator with John Milner Associates, Inc. and historical architect with the National Park Service

Evaluation Comments

"[I learned] that an HSR is a process; not a document."

"The seminar set out in detail the players and process of preparing an HSR."

"The instructor is extremely knowledgeable. He was able to address the issues in a logical sequence and provide examples to clarify and illustrate."

"[I gained] understanding/learning HSR as a key tool for managing facility repair/renovations, especially for the Section 106 process."

"[The seminar] provided me with information needed for contracting a consultant to provide an HSR and the different ways by which an HSR would be effective tool and basis for reaching decisions concerning the treatment of historic structures."


Preservation architects; managers of historic properties and facilities; historians; others planning for or writing HSRs.

Continuing Education Credits

Self-reporting often is an option for members of professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Related Seminars

Historic Property Management
Historic Windows: Managing for Preservation, Maintenance, and Energy Conservation 
Preservation Maintenance: Understanding and Preserving Historic Buildings
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards: Treatment Considerations
Sustainable Preservation: Process and Practice

Location and Dates

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$275 (6-week advance registration); $325 (regular registration)

Rate for 3 days including Preservation Maintenance:
$600 (6-week advance registration); $650 (regular registration)

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized, on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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