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REVISED DANGEROUS LEVELS OF LEAD IN PAINT & DUST  

Federal Court ordered EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)  Lead Paint Poisoning is Preventable Through Education and Action A Federal Appeals Court ordered the EPA to revise its nearly 17-year-old standard for dangerous levels of lead in paint and dust – The … Continue reading

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PROTECTING SAN DIEGANS FROM A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL

According to the EPA, “an inspection found that, between 2014 and 2015, Renovation Realty performed renovation work at six homes in San Diego and Santee without being EPA certified to perform work in pre-1978 housing where lead-based paint is assumed … Continue reading

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Global Encasement, Inc– Why Replace? – Just Encase!

Click to watch Video about Global Encasement GLOBAL Encasement, Inc. ‘s award-winning/innovative green coatings offer simple coatings solutions for tough building challenges. • Environmentally Advanced, Green Coatings, Non-Toxic COATINGS • Weather/Waterproofing Buildings – The Best Defensive, Protective Coatings • Roofing … Continue reading

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Lead-Base Paint Instruction

Many houses and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contains lead (called lead-based paint). Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly. Beginning April 22, 2010, federal law requires that … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation News

Sherman Heights: Latest Update The “Villa” Montezuma is one of San Diego’s greatest historic resources. It is a unique residence spawned in 1887 from the ideas of the eccentric author, world traveler, spiritualist, and musician, Jesse Shepard; his full name was Benjamin … Continue reading

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Washington Monument Post Earthquake Conditions

On August 23, 2011, the Washington Monument was subject to seismic ground motion from a Virginia earthquake. The purpose of this assessment is to describe the type and extent damage observed and to develop a preliminary scope of work for the … Continue reading

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Restoration

The twenty-first century has seen the introduction of  the LEED  ( Leading Energy and Environmental Design) concepts and which many times confict with historic preservation ethics. There is an effort to make the old buildings meet the energy requirements with out destroying the … Continue reading

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Historical Archaeology

Historical Archaeology is the study of post-prehistoric cultures that uses physical remains, oral and historical sources, and a range of multidisciplinary techniques to study the human condition.  Historical Archaeology was first published in 1967, the year SHA was founded. The … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation a Political Experience

Preservationists are the only people in the world who are invariably confirmed in their wisdom after the fact…John Kenneth Galbraith  Presentation to the National Trust for Historic Preservation [1979] The preservation movement in the New World developed as the country … Continue reading

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