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Originally developed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, PTN's "Brief Guide to Understanding Repairs to Historic Homes Damaged by Hurricane Katrina and Other Related Floods" is relevant in 2016 as floods ravage Louisiana and surroundi

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In May, on the campus of Savannah Technical College, a small group of preservationists gathered to discuss recent trends in the field of trades education.  Longtime PTN activist, Rudy Christian, led off the symposium discussing the role of non-institutional education in the teaching of the traditional trades.

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Back in September, having just driven back to New England from the IPTW in Ohio, I was at a RFP meeting at a site in Connecticut.  There were several other contractors there, but none that I immediately recognized. We all did the introduction game and proceeded to mill around, waiting for the meeting and walk through to commence.  We were there to look at a large exhibition hall at a fairground complex dating from the second half of the nineteenth century, and so as we milled, we quietly made comments to each other. The meeting went along, and it was clear to me that there was another preservationist at this meeting, and that the rest were not specialists.

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