Latest Issue of the Hoffmann JOURNAL Considers Substitute Materials for Historic Restoration

Hoffmann Architects + Engineers is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of the firm’s technical newsletter, the JOURNAL. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the JOURNAL, which has been in print continuously since 1983.

Now in a new, reformatted digital edition, as well as our classic print layout, JOURNAL keeps building owners, managers, and AEC professionals informed about the design and rehabilitation topics that matter most.

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Richard W. Off, AIA Substitute Materials in Historic Restoration: When to Consider Alternatives

While repairing and salvaging existing materials is generally the first choice when addressing deterioration in exterior restoration projects, replacing some amount of material is often unavoidable. When replacement becomes necessary, design professionals are confronted with a critical decision: to match existing materials in-kind or to use substitutes.

Spotlight Restoration Terminology

What’s the difference between “existing” material and “original”? Are “substitutes” and “alternatives” the same? What makes a project a “rehabilitation” instead of a “restoration”?

These and other nagging questions, answered.

Earn AIA Continuing Education Credit

With our online exams, it’s easy to earn American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System Learning Units. Recent JOURNAL articles offer one unit of Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) AIA credit to those who successfully complete a short multiple-choice quiz.

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