APTWGLC Lecture 5 April

I’ll be giving a lecture to the Western Great Lakes Chapter of the APT on Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30pm in the AIA Chicago conference room. The program will be co-sponsored by APTWGLC, the Construction History Society, and AIA Chicago HRC.  All are welcome, it’s open to the public and free of charge.  The subject will be the relationship of steel to wind bracing in 19th century skyscrapers, though I’ll show how some of these techniques persisted through the 20th century in some more recent examples.

I hugely enjoyed presenting to this group last year–an incredibly knowledgable bunch, with a good discussion afterwards.  So I’m excited to be returning, and hope to see some familiar and some new faces there.

new floors

We’ve got a small but involved project going on to re-do our living room floors, tearing up some 84-year old white oak that was paper thin and beginning to splinter, and replacing it with dark, chocolate brown plyboo.  It’s been 18 months since we built the garage, so we wanted to keep our contractors busy.  More photos when the plyboo gets laid, for the moment here’s some nice 1926 sub-floor carpentry…