Honolulu, Hawaii -- 23 May 2012 -- The Association for Preservation Technology International, a cross-disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings, announces the formation of the Hawaii/Pacific Islands chapter. This chapter is open to APT members in the Hawaiian Islands and US Territories in the Pacific.
The Hawaii/Pacific Islands chapter held their inaugural event at the recently restored World War II-era Ford Island Control Tower at Pearl Harbor on April 7, 2012. The event was hosted by the Pacific Aviation Museum who oversaw the $7.5 million stabilization project.
The Hawaii/Pacific Islands chapter plans to meet quarterly for brown bag/workshops on various aspects of materials science, behind-the-scene site visits, and outreach across disciplines. A tour of Bello’s Millwork shop in Wahiawa, Hawaii is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13 at 1:30 pm. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.apti.org/ .