IPTW 2014 returned to Belmont College, home of the Building Preservation/Restoration (BPR) program, of the oldest and most recognized programs of its kind in the nation, and host of IPTW 2005. Over 30 preservation trades specialists were “Kicking it Old School,” in fields ranging from masonry to historic metalwork, from stained glass to traditional wood framed window restoration, from plaster casting to decorative finishes. These demonstrators provided hands-on, interactive demonstrations in a number different tracks covering plastering, masonry, metal arts, window repair and more. This fun-filled, two-day event also included extended, day-long demonstrations and the very first ever Traditional Trades Obstacle Course.
A highlight of IPTW 2014 was the presentation of the 2014 Askins Achievement Award to David R. Mertz, Professor and Chair of the Building Preservation/Restoration Program at Belmont College. The nomination, submitted by Simeon Warren, Dean Emeritus of the American College of the Building Arts states,
Date: September 10-13
City: St. Clairsville, Ohio
Askins: David R. Mertz