Iron & Steel Preservation Conference
|Dates:||October 18-19, 2019|
|Meets:||F and Sa from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 2 sessions|
|Location:||Lansing Community College - West Campus|
There are still openings remaining at this time.
Registration Check-In: 7:30am-8:00am.
*** For anyone coming to Day 2, the hands on workshops, they need to wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes (no open toe).
Light breakfast provided each morning. Lunch provided each day.
Hotel Information: Participants need to register for their own room. Call the Country Inns & Suites directly at 517-827-7000, and mention the LCC Iron & Steel Preservation Conference, Group Block code: 101819ISPC to obtain a group rate.
Cancellation Policy: Seven (7) calendar days or more before conference - 100% refund; Two (2) to Six (6) calendar days before conference - 50% refund; One (1) calendar day before, or later - 0% refund.
Participants will also gain knowledge through interaction and conversation with each other, having the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of professionals.
This conference is of interest to State and Federal Departments of Transportation, State Historic Preservation Offices, Engineers, Ironworkers, Steel Fabricators, Craftsmen, General Contractors, Students, and Educators.
Day One of this conference is primarily lecture, and Day Two participants will have opportunities to see Demonstrations of actual preservation techniques and have hands on learning opportunities.
Day 1 - Speaker's Forum:
Presentations on the rehabilitation work recently completed on Michigan's Cut River Bridge on U.S. Highway 2 in the Upper Peninsula by Michigan Department of Transportation personnel who were directly involved in the rehabilitation work. (Lloyd Baldwin, cultural and historic resource coordinator for MDOT, will lead these sessions from the initial planning stages to the completion of the rehabilitation work.)
Presentations on issues related to riveted and bolted connections and on the damaging effects of pack rust on metal structures. Presentations on the role of riveting in new construction and design.
Day 2 - Hands On Demonstration:
The experienced staff of craftsmen at Lansing Community College will demonstrate electric arc welding processes, braze welding, and an introduction to the industrial rivet process (both field riveting and shop hydraulic riveting).
Workshop participants will experience the use of these and other industrial processes during hands-on sessions and learn how these processes are used in the preservation of historic metals and new construction.