Upcoming conference in St. Augustine, Florida featuring the topics of historic preservation, building codes, and resiliency: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cultural Resources, Disaster Resiliency, and Climate Uncertainty
Historic properties play a major role in many communities as the foundation for thriving neighborhoods, the backbone of business districts, the settings for heritage tourism experiences, the substance of educational programs, and as the centerpieces of cultural events. This workshop is designed to address the unique way in which historic properties are maintained and rehabilitated within building, fire, life safety, coastal construction and accessibility codes. Participants will learn how design review is accomplished within a historic district and financial incentives that are available to owners of historic properties. Contemporary challenges such as sea level rise and adaptability strategies will be emphasized.