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R3.24C

When In Rome….The Maintenance and Repair of Culturally Significant Diplomatic Structures

Department of State retains over 3,500 properties in 180 countries and 285 diplomatic posts worldwide. Among these, (206) culturally significant assets are identified on the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) List of Significant Properties (LOS). Additionally, (36) properties are on the Secretary of State’s Register of Culturally Significant Property (RCSP), which commemorates our country’s most significant international heritage. The goals of these programs are to inform OBO on the proper maintenance of heritage assets as required by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. This presentation will detail the unique maintenance challenges in international diplomatic properties of cultural significance. Example case studies of projects throughout Italy will be used.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify criteria to evaluate properties for OBO’s List of Significant Properties and the Secretary of State’s Register of Culturally Significant Property
2. Highlight the importance of performing preventative maintenance and routine inspections on heritage structures
3. Specify the importance of an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan for historic structures
4. Identify the unique nature of restoration projects overseas and how they differ from US domestic projects

Session Details

Start Time: 11/14/2019 10:30:00 AM

End Time: 11/14/2019 11:30:00 AM

Presented By:

John Dumsick, P.E., APT-RP
Senior Civil Engineer
U.S. Department of State, Overseas Buildings Operations

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Michael Kerns
Regional Facility Manager
US Department of State, Overseas Buildings Operations

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Room Number: 240 CD

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1

Track: Operations and Maintenance Management

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