Welcome!  Do you own an historic home? Do you need to know how to fix those windows? How to make the house energy efficient? Do you want to know how to figure out who lived there when it was built? Find the answers to these questions and many more. Join us on March 21, 2015 at Gateway Urban Campus, 525 Scott St, Covington KY 41011. Free How To & Product Knowledge classes (9a-4p)!

Vendors Fair Application for 2015 NKY Restoration Weekend now open!!!

NKY Restoration Weekend steering committee is now accepting applications for the Vendor's Fair for the 2015 Event on March 21, 2015. If you are interested please fill out the application that you can get at the link below. Please direct any questions to the NKY Restoration Team at (859) 414-6591 or nkyrestoration@gmail.com. 

This year our Vendor's Fair will be highlighted with the Taste and Talk over lunchtime. We will provide the taste with lunch and we want YOU to provide the talk through spending the lunch hour talking and networking with the conference participants. We hope this new format will give the vendors a dedicated time to share their services and products with our conference attendees.  

NKY Restoration Weekend Vendor's Application



2015 NKY Restoration Poster Contest

NKY Restoration Weekend steering committee wants to congratulate Marcia McMillian from McMillian Creative for her winning poster design for the 2015 NKY Restoration Weekend


This event is partially funded with Federal Funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and administered by the Kentucky Heritage  Council. The contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior.

Thank you for visiting the NKY Restoration Weekend 2015 Class RSVP page.  Reservations will open up at the beginning of 2015.

The Friday classes are restricted to those in the Architecture and Planning professions that need AIA or AICP CEU credits.  Please register by emailing nkyrestoration@gmail.com 
Please include your name, AIA or AICP member number, the number attending, your phone number, and your zip code in the email. 

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT THE BEGINNING OF 2015! COME BACK THEN TO REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP OR CLASS.


This is a FREE event thanks to the many local businesses donating their time, knowledge, and resources.  Please visit the "Businesses and Vendors" tab above to learn more about these businesses.  

Click on the Friday and Saturday tabs above to view details about each class that is being offered



NKY RESTORATION FRIDAY PROFESSIONAL TRACK


We are busy planning the schedule and classes for NKY Restoration 2015! We are excited to once again bring exciting and useful continuing education classes for those in the architecture and planning professions. Please stay tuned as we annouce the classes that we will be offering and if you have any suggestions for classes that you would like to see please get in contact with us by emailing nkyrestoration@gmail.com. 


Below are the classes that were offered in 2014

The Friday classes are restricted to those in the Architecture and Planning professions that need AIA or AICP CEU credits.  Please register by emailing bjohnson@covingtonky.gov.  Please include your name, the number attending, your phone number, and your zip code in the email.
 

620 GREENUP ST. COVINGTON KY
FRIDAY MARCH 21, 2014

12:30: REGISTRATION
1:00-5:00PM

Join NKY Restoration for a half day of Professional Continuing Education classes for AIA and AICP credits. There is a total of 4 classes for 4 credit hours.

The classes are free, but pre-registration is required for the event.

This event has been partially  funded with federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and administered by the Kentucky Heritage  Council. The contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Department on the Interior.

If you have any questions please contact Beth Johnson at 859-292-2171

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AIA and AICP CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES (descriptions below)
 

1pm- Jen Williamson

Improving Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduces architects, planners and design professionals to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, the National Register of Historic Places, the State Historic Preservation Office network established by the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act
  • Studies sustainability principles of minimizing energy consumption, utilizing embodied energy, and conservation of materials in adaptive reuse
  • Studies adaptive reuse opportunities with the LEED point system
  • Introduces National Park Service principles for planning mechanical systems
  • Introduces National Park Service principles and guidelines for weatherization of historic structures

 

2pm- Mike Radeke

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits

Learning Objectives:

  • Reviews application process for Federal and State Rehabilitation Tax Credits
  • Examines Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
  • Introduces and reviews resource materials from the National Park Service Technical Preservation Services such as Preservations Briefs and Interpreting the Standards
  • Discusses project planning, scheduling considerations for development teams when considering Rehabilitation Tax Credits

 

3pm- Marty Perry

How to Survey and List Properties in the National Register of Historic Places

Learning Objectives: 

  • Introduces architects and design professionals to the State Historic Preservation Office network established by the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act
  • Introduces the National Register of Historic Places
  • Discusses the application process for nominating a property to the National Register
  • Discusses state and local design review components
  • Discusses property rights issues with regard to National Register Listing

 

4pm- Wayne Meyer

Chapter 34 “Existing Structures” of the 2013 KBC – Redeveloping Our Existing Buildings

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduces architects and design professionals to Chapter 34 of the KBC
  • Discusses the history behind the development of Chapter 34
  • Reviews how to best use Chapter 34 in order to be able to redevelop our existing building stock
  • Discusses the application of Chapter 34 to real case studies

 

 

NKY RESTORATION SATURDAY CLASSES 

GATEWAY URBAN CAMPUS
525 SCOTT ST, COVINGTON KY 41011

8:30 doors open
9:00am-4:00pm


We are busy planning the schedule and classes for NKY Restoration 2015! We are excited to once again bring a great educational opportunity for the historic property owner. Please stay tuned as we annouce the classes that we will be offering and if you have any suggestions for classes that you would like to see please get in contact with us by emailing nkyrestoration@gmail.com. 


A list of last years classes are below. 

 

Join NKY Restoration for full day of classes geared to the DIYer and professional alike! There are 20 classes, demonstrations, a vendors fair, and a keynote speaker, Dan Becker, from Raleigh North Carolina to fill your day with great information and lessons on rehabbing historic buildings. Please see a the class descriptions below.

Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended so we can plan classrooms accordingly. The first 200 people that register for the Keynote Address will receive a box lunch. Please indicate if you need a vegetarian meal.

This event has been partially funded with federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and administered by the Kentucky Heritage  Council. The contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Department on the Interior.

If you have any questions please contact Beth Johnson at 859-292-2171

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Window Restoration Demonstrations

Jim Turner, Honeoye Falls Millwork

Tom Francis, Cutting Edge Construction

Mas­ter craftsman Jim Turner and Restoration expert Patrick Kennedy will demonstrate re-rop­ing, reglazing, cutting glass and adding weath­er stripping to wood windows. This is an ongoing demonstration that you can watch, learn or ask questions at. Come for 10 minutes or stay for an hour.

TIME: All Day in the Gym      

ROOM:  GYMNASIUM

 

The Art of Woodgraining

Curt Hueser, Interior Visions

You walk into a historic home and see a beautiful grain work on the wood, upon closer inspection you start to wonder is that painted? Curt will show you the process involved in creating beautiful faux wood graining on interior wood. Learn about this alternative to hours of stripping paint layer after paint layer to achieve beautiful wood graining. 

TIME: 9:00am-10:00am

ROOM:  201

 

 

Buying, Insuring and paying for a Rehab

Rebecca Weber, Huff Realty

Stef Adams, Home Services Lending, LLC

Are you interested in buying a historic home that needs to be rehabbed? This panel discussion will take you through the process of buying the home, figuring out how to finance the home, and then properly insuring your investment.  Come learn how to see the potential that a historic building has, what 203 K Rehab loan is, and then lots of tips and tricks to discovering the hidden potential in a house. 

TIME: 9:00am-10:30am

ROOM:  202

 

Greening Your Historic Home

 Margo Warminski- Cincinnati Preservation Association

Toni Winston- Tiburon Energy Construction

The greenest house is the one that’s already built! Margo Warminski, Preservation Director of Cincinnati Preservation Association, and Toni Winston, Tiburon Energy Construction, will lead a lively discussion on new ideas and commonsense approaches to greening your old house.

TIME: 9:00am-10:00am

ROOM:  204

 

Electric and Building Codes in Historic Buildings

Jeff Bechtold, NKAPC Building Inspector

When rehabbing a building it is important to know when the building code comes into play and how to navigate the building permit process. Brian and Jeff will talk about common issues that are encountered in historic buildings with regards to the building code.  Tips to help get you through the building permit process easily and pain free are an added bonus!

TIME: 9:00am-10:00am

ROOM:  205

 

Rookwood Tile: History and Maintenance

Jim Robinson, The Rookwood Pottery Company

Jim Robinson will inspire you while leading a spirited conversation about the history of Rookwood tile as well as tips and concerns you will need to take in maintaining and caring for your historic art tile.

TIME: 10:00am-11:00am

ROOM:  201

 

I Bought a Historic Home- Now What?

Beth Johnson – City of Covington

You bought a historic home and now you need to start the rehab. Beth will give you tips and advice to help guide you through planning your projects, hiring contractors, and the permitting process.

TIME: 10:00am-11:00pm

ROOM:  203


Caring for Historic Wood

Phillip K. Smith, P.K. Smith Wood Carving

We are often drawn to historic homes because of the beautiful wood work in the building, but often over the years that wood had taken a beating and needs some care and attention. Learn the basics of wood maintenance as well as how to deal with other issues such as wood rot, fillers, and even replication.

TIME: 10:00am-11:00am

ROOM:  204

 

Kentucky Homeowner Historic Tax Credits

Mike Radeke, Kentucky Heritage Council

Considering historic "rehabilitation"?  “…returning a property to a state of utility, through repair or alteration,,, while preserving,,, its historic, architectural and cultural values”.  Mike Radeke from the Kentucky Heritage Council will show you how you may be able to qualify for a 30% KY tax credit for homeowners and a 20% tax credit for income producing

TIME: 10:30am-12:00pm

ROOM:  202

 

House Stories: Researching Your Historic Home
Beth Johnson, City of Covington Historic Preservation Office

Have you ever wanted to know “who was the first person to live in your house”? Have you ever wondered if that room on the back of your house is part of the original floor plan? Come learn from Beth Johnson, City of Covington's Preservation and Planning Specialist.  For those that want to, we will take a quick walk over to the Kenton County Library to see the new Local History and Genealogy Department where a lot of your research will take place.

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm

ROOM:  201

 

Estimating for Successful Rehabs

Tony Kruetzjans, Orleans Development

Have you ever wondered as you are just beginning to plan for your rehab, what is realistic cost to plan for? Have you ever wondered if the estimates you are getting from your contractor are too high or too good to be true? Tony will talk about how as a homeowner you can estimate for projects to be better prepared to work with your contractor and to make sure that everything is being accounted for. 

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm

ROOM:  203

 

Renew, Reuse and Repurpose

Amaris Berhnard

The greenest home is the one that is already built, and there are ways to renew, reuse and repurpose so many of the historic materials within a historic building. Amaris will share with you ways to reuse many materials in the historic home as well as some new methods and techniques to helping “green” the historic interior.

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm

ROOM:  204

 

Historic Gardens and Landscapes

Pam Simmons,

Our historic homes are more than just what is in the house, but the yards are also an important part that we need to consider when working on our homes. Historically yards were filled with useful plants and produce that served the needs of the home. Come learn from Pat Simmons about the Victory Garden and how even today we can use the victory garden to serve out homes. 

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm

ROOM:  205

 

KEYNOTE LUNCH ADDRESS WITH DAN BECKER- Preservation: Crowdsourcing Community Investment

Join us for lunch and an engaging talk with Dan Becker from Raleigh, North Carolina as he inspires us to continue the amazing preservation work that has already begun her in Northern Kentucky.

Make sure to take some time before and after the keynote speech to visit the Vendors Fair in the Gymnasium of Gateway Urban Campus.

 

TIME: 12:30-1:30

Historic First Methodist Church, 501 Greenup St, Covington KY. Just a block away from the Gateway Urban Campus.

 

Is that an alligator? Painting Basics

TBA,  Sherwin Williams

Is your paint alligatoring? Wait…what is alligatoring? Come learn about the commons causes of paint failure, how to properly prep for painting and other important tips about painting historic buildings and materials. 

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm

ROOM:  201

 

 

A Ton of Bricks!

Clay and David Lamb, American Chimney

From wood burning to gas fireplace conversion and restoration American Chimney has successfully completed over 85,000-service calls throughout all of NKY and Cincinnati.  This how-to covers fireplace maintenance and masonry repair with Clay & David Lamb.

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm

ROOM:  202

 

House Forensics

Alex Weldon

Historic homes have often gone through changes over the years and uncovering what is original can be a bit mind boggling, but its not impossible? Alex Weldon will show you some of the tricks to figuring out some of those common questions of “Is this original? Was there a door here? What is the original floor plan?“ Make sure to bring pictures of your question as well!

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm

ROOM:  203

 

Commission Roundtable

Dan Becker and local Historic Preservation Staff

This session is for local Historic Preservation Commissions, staff, and other government officials, elected or appointed. This will be a round table format where we will discuss questions and issues that local commissions face. Please bring question prepared! 

TIME: 2:00pm-4:00pm

ROOM:  204

 

Measuring 2x ~ Install ONCE! 

Toni Winston- Tiburon Energy Construction

Haste makes waste.  So does improper math.  Do you know how big a square really is? Did you know that a 2x4=1.5x3.5? Do construction measurements confuse you? You need to know how to calculate the right measurements for your project to save money and choose the best products for your home.  Learn tips of the trade from Toni Winston of Tiburon Energy Construction.

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm

ROOM:  202

 

Box Gutters

TBA

Box gutters are an integral part of keeping rain water where it’s supposed to be going, but like any part of a building they take maintenance to be able to function properly, but when well-maintained like many things on your home they will function better than any modern counterparts. Learn about box gutters, common issues and repairs, and how to maintain them so you keep them working like when they were first build over 100 years ago!

TIME: 3:00pm-4:00pm

ROOM:  202

 

What Style is it?

Margo Warminski- Cincinnati Preservation Association

Have you ever asked yourself when you looked at a house, What style is that? Margo will go over the basic architectural styles that are in Northern Kentucky and will give you’re the tools to be able to name that architectural style.

TIME: 3:00pm-4:00pm

ROOM:  203

 

Restoring Historic Wood Floors

TBA

Historic wood floors are a huge part of the charm that draws people into historic homes. Even if they have had neglect, you can bring them back to their former glory. This class will talk about the process of refinishing wood floors and when to know if a floor is too damaged to refinish.

TIME: 2:30pm-3:30pm

ROOM:  205



Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center


620 Greenup Street
Covington, KY  41011

AIA and AICP CEU classes on Friday March 21, 2014 from 1-5 p.m.


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Gateway Urban Campus


525 Scott Street
Covington KY 41011

Saturday March 22, 2014
Free How To & Product Knowledge classes from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


 
 

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Historic First Methodist Church


501 Greenup Street
Covington, KY  41011

Lunch time Keynote Speaker on Saturday March 22, 2014 from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

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After a great response to last year’s vendors fair, we will again have this as part of our Saturday event on March 2015.  As were confirm vendors they will be posted here. If you are a vendor, contractor, or offer a service for old house rehabs please contact Beth Johnson at 859-292-2171 or email NKY Restoration at nkyrestoration@gmail.com

 

We also want to say  "THANK YOU!" to the participating businesses, vendors & sponsors of our previous NKY Restoration Weekends. 

 

AMERICAN CHIMNEY AND MASONRY

www.amchimney.com

Clay and David Lamb

513-622-4600

 

CHAPLIN HILL TIMBERWRIGHTS

Bill Faulconer

faulconerms@att.net

859-332-2705

 

Corn Island Archeology

www.ciarchaeology.com

rkennedy@ciarch.com

502-614-8828

Archeology and Historic Preservation Consulting

 

Cutting Edge Construction

www.cuttingedgeconstructors.com

Tom Francis

contact@cuttingedgeconstructors.com

502-544-4023

 

DUKE ENERGY- Energy and Savings Offers

www.duke-energy.com/ohio/savings/offers.asp

Home Energy House Calls

Smart $aver Program

Power Manager

Appliance Recycling

 

Liberty Mutual Insurance

www.libertymutual.com/peterrodish

Peter Rodish

1-859-371-0440 x53665

peter.rodish@libertymutual.com

 

Nice ash planes

www.niceashplanes.com

Everett Fulkerson

502-220-4178

info@niceashplanes.com

 

Paret Windows

Available at Tr-State Wholesale Building Supply

Beth Aderholt-Grindley

www.tri-statewholesale.com

sales@tri-statewholesale.com

513-381-1231

888-381-1231 (toll-free)

 

PEAK HEATING, AIR AND GEOTHERMAL

www.peakhvac.com

Chuck Pfaehler

859-635-8899

 

Provia

www.provia.com

Available at Tr-State Wholesale Building Supply

Beth Aderholt-Grindley

www.tri-statewholesale.com

sales@tri-statewholesale.com

513-381-1231

888-381-1231 (toll-free)

 

ROOKWOOD POTTERY

www.rookwood.com

info@rookwood.com

1920 Race St Cincinnati, OH 45202

513-381-2510

 

TIBURON ENERGY & CONSTRUCTION

www.tiburonenergy.com

Toni Winston

513-681-9300

 

TRI-STATE WHOLESALE BUILDING SUPPLY

John Caldon

www.tri-statewholesale.com

sales@tri-statewholesale.com

513-381-1231

888-381-1231 (toll-free)

 

Turner Restoration

Jim Turner

www.turnerrestoration.com

turnerrestoration@sbcglobal.net

313-574-9073

NKY Restoration- Who are we and Guiding Principles

NKY Restoration is an unincorporated association and collaboration of individuals who represent businesses, artisans and craftsman, non-profit organizations, cities and the local Historic Preservation offices in Northern Kentucky and the Urban Cincinnati region whose main goal and purpose is to organize and direct the NKY Restoration Weekend and related social media content.

The Guiding Principles and goals of NKY Restoration are to

  1. Promote and celebrate NKY's wonderful historic architecture and urban places
  2. Promote historic preservation, rehabilitation and sustainability in the NKY River Cities and region
  3. Educate participants on proper methods, caretaking and appropriate use of materials for historic building
  4. Increase the exposure and promote the use of local small businesses and craftspeople while showcasing and sharing their expertise and knowledge of historic preservation


NKY Restoration celebrates those who have made a committed investment to caring for NKY’s historic buildings, whether they are property owner/developers, contractors, suppliers, architectural consultants, home owners, business owners or preservationists.

If you have any question about NKY Restoration Weekend please contact us using the details below.

Email: nkyrestoration@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NKY.Restoration

Voice:  (859) 414-6591

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