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Great picture of the protective shroud in the Capitol Rotunda

1 May

Great picture of the protective shroud in the Capitol Rotunda

NBC News: Capitol Building Readies for Dome Restoration Project

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Aeon’s AAMC Project is talked about in the Washington Post

17 Sep

Aeon's AAMC Project is talked about in the Washington Post

Workers from Clark Construction Group build the new AAMC (Association of American Colleges) building at 655 K St. NW. Four existing structures on the property from the 1900s were moved to the front of the building and will be renovated as part of the structure. (Lucian Perkins/For The Washington Post)

Link to a pdf of the September 13, 2013 story…

AAMC Washington Post Story

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Nicholas Patrick earns his Masters of Historic Preservation at the University of Georgia; Graduate School in Athens, Georgia and completes his master’s thesis: PRESERVATION CONSTRUCTION: DESIGN-BUILD VERSUS DESIGN-BID BUILD

1 Jul

Nicholas Patrick earns his Masters of Historic Preservation at the University of Georgia; Graduate School in Athens, Georgia  and completes his master’s thesis: PRESERVATION CONSTRUCTION: DESIGN-BUILD VERSUS DESIGN-BID BUILD

Nick Patrick’s thesis, “Preservation Construction: Design-Build versus Design-Bid Build” analyzes two project delivery systems, design-build and design-bid-build within the context of two projects he worked on while with Aeon Preservation Services, the restoration of original cast iron canopies at The Department of Veterans Affairs Building and the stone façade restoration at the National Gallery of Art West Building.  Both project delivery systems were originally intended only for new construction, but Nick works to determine their applicability and appropriateness within the context of preservation construction.

Nick acknowledges that there are many difficulties inherent in the cross application of design-build and design-bid-build with preservation construction, specifically: research and documentation, hazardous materials, unforeseen conditions, archaic and obsolete materials and construction, preconstruction investigation, realistic budgeting, detailed specifications, space limitations for utilities, extended maintenance plans, and most importantly preservation guidelines such as The Americans with Disabilities Act and The Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.  Based upon these obstacles, Nick asserts that the five major considerations that should influence the selection of the delivery system for a project are: budget, design, schedule, risk assessment, and the owner’s level of expertise.  Having established the five major determinates, Nick’s thesis concludes that both delivery systems are applicable to preservation construction and that the final decision of which to use should be made on a case by case basis.

More Information:  Patrick Master Thesis

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Aeon Preservation Services would like to say thank you for the opportunity to have worked with you this year on such amazing projects. Best Wishes for a Happy New Year.

31 Dec

Aeon Preservation Services, llc would like to say thank you for the opportunity to have worked with you this year on such amazing projects. Best Wishes for a Happy New Year.

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Happy Veterans Day! We would like to thank all the men and women who have proudly served our country.

11 Nov


Aeon conserved the masonry of the Sherman Monument. Here is a close up of a Civil War Soldier.

see a before image of the monument before restoration.
http://flic.kr/p/8UU9ov