Jimmy Price, founder of Virginia Lime Works and Price Masonry Contractors, will be offering a 3 day workshop in Amherst, Virginia on April 17-19, 2018. Jimmy’s work and knowledge of the production of building lime from oyster shell and the conservation of historic masonry is respected around the world. These workshops will be limited to 7 participants to allow for one on one instruction.
9:00-10:00 Participants questions / needs or specific concerns
10:00-12:00 Review/ discussion of above concerns
1:00-2:30 Evaluate and inspection of historic masonry, failure mode of historic masonry and early repairs
2:30-3:30 Explore three cases of collapse in historic buildings during repair and what happened
3:30-4:30 How to read a building and inspect them safely
8:30-9:30 Discussion of different historic mortars that were used, regional and geographic location in the country
9:30-12:00 How to prepare various the historic mortars as discussed
1:00-2:00 How and why different mortars perform differently and why certain protective and decorative treatments were used in historic masonry ( I call the missing link in historic masonry) !! And how to adapt to the present situation
2:00-4:30 Beginning of hands on repointing
Tools that can be used , process and approach, prepping of wall and beginning of cutting out and prepping of joints
8:30-12:00 Controlling absorption rate, hands on repointing and the different joint details that can be encountered and how to achieve
1:00-3:30 Continue of repointing and details
3:30-4:30 Wrap up questions and discussion of work performed
Since workshops and conferences fill quickly, please sign up as early as possible. If you need to withdraw from an event, you must inform the organizer in writing via email email@example.com.
Cancellations more than 30 days prior to an event will be fully refunded less a $30 administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations within 30 days of the event