Tom Jester, AIA, FAPT, LEED AP has authored a technical paper entitled "Aluminum Finishes in Postwar Architecture" for The APT Bulletin - The Journal of Preservation Technology (Volume 46:1, 2015). In the paper, he discusses the detailed and in-depth understanding of the evolution and range of aluminum finishes that is critical to making sound preservation treatment decisions.
The twentieth century witnessed an explosion of new materials and assemblies for construction. Avant-garde architects who subscribed to the tenets of Modernism embraced reinforced concrete and glass to create remarkable new buildings. If concrete and glass were the first two critical material legs of the stool for Modern architecture, metals were the important third leg.
The APT Bulletin articles showcase cutting edge preservation technique, as well as innovative applications of established restoration technologies. The Bulletin is peer-reviewed and produced three times a year. The paper is based on his previous presentation at APT's Modern Metals Finishes Workshop held in New York in 2013.