The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation, Office has awarded a $12,200 grant to the City's Historic Preservation Commission to hire trades professional Bob Yapp to conduct a three-day intensive and hands-on educational workshop on historic preservation trades. The state will fund $7,320 of the project costs.
Historic Preservation Commissioner Douglas Jones, who worked with City staff to write the grant, stated: "The Columbia Historic Preservation Commission is excited for the opportunity to bring training to our community that will help owners of older and historic properties understand how to care for their homes and buildings. Our goal is to help people see how practical it is to maintain older structures. This type of maintenance not only promotes sustainability, but can also help improve energy efficiency, and is a cost-effective alternative to replacement. We want owners of older homes and buildings to know that maintaining their property doesn't have to be intimidating if you know a few simple skills. The goal of the workshops will be to equip people with these skills."
About Bob Yapp:
||Workshops will be conducted by Bob Yapp. Bob Yapp has been involved in the restoration or rehabilitation of over 160 historic properties. In 1996 Bob produced and hosted the national, PBS series, About Your House with Bob Yapp. The 52 show series was co-underwritten by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Bob is one of the founding members of the national Window Preservation Standards Collaborative. He co-wrote and co-edited the new national Window Preservation Standards. Bob is President of Preservation Resources, Inc. based in Hannibal, Missouri where he founded a school for teaching hands-on preservation skills called the Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation. For more information on Bob, click here.|
Workshop Topics and Dates:
Thursday, September 4, 2014: Overview and Top Tips (90 minute session overview of top tips with time for questions and answers) followed by Passive Wood Floor Restoration & Repair:
Overview and Top Tips + Q&A : 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM ---REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2
Lunch with Bob & Afternoon Flooring Workshop: 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM --- SESSION FULL
Participants will learn every step of the process by actually repairing and restoring a hardwood, tongue and grooved strip floor. Instructor Bob Yapp has passively restored over 20,000 square feet of historic wood floors of every variety. This class is not about aggressively drum sanding wood floors so they look new. Much like fine antiques we want to keep the character defining features and patina of the flooring. You will learn how to patch bad areas so they don’t look patched, passively remove the damaged old finish, remove water and pet stains as well as how to apply a new finish. At the end of the seminar, participants will know from beginning to end, how to repair & passively restore any wooden, tongue & grooved strip floor.
Friday, September 5, 2014: Paint it Right
Full Day Paint It Right Workshop & Lunch: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ---SESSION FULL
It often just seems easier to replace wood siding that just seems to never hold paint for more than 3 to 5 years. This hands-on workshop will teach each participant how to achieve a paint job that can last 12 to as many as 20 years. Attendees will learn: how to safely remove paint; how to scrape properly; how to clean the surfaces; how to pick the right paints, how to apply primer, caulking and finished top coats. Participants will also learn the ins and outs of interior painting and finishes.
Saturday, September 6, 2014: Window Restoration and Weatherization
Full Day Window Repair Workshop & Lunch: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM --- SESSION FULL
Students will learn cost-effective, energy efficient rehab of original, double-hung, wood windows. The workshop will also cover safe lead paint & glass removal, epoxy repair, glazing putty application, weather-stripping & sash re-installation. At the end of the day students will know the basics on how to repair & restore a historic wood, double-hung window.
Registration and Waiver Information:
Workshops are open to the public on a first-come, first serve basis. Registration ends Friday, August 29, 2014, or when all 12 slots for each session are full.* Click Here for the Registration Form. Please submit waiver forms (see below) when you submit your registration form.
*Note: The Overview and Top Tips + Q&A with Bob Yapp session on Thursday morning is designed to accomodate a larger crowd than the hands-on sessions.
Workshops require participants to sign a release of liability waiver form for both the City of Columbia and Bob Yapp/Preservation Resources, Inc.
Information on what to wear and bring to the workshops may be viewed here.
Please call 573-817-5006 for additional information on registration, scholarship opportunities, or to request special accommodations.
These workshops are partially funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Grant awards do not imply an endorsement of contents by the grantor. This program receives Federal financial assistance for identification and protection of historic properties.Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program activity, described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240.