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The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina

Rehab Web Links

Internet Resources for Rehabilitation Projects

Association for Preservation Technology
APT is a professional organization that focuses on the technical aspects of historic preservation projects.

National Park Service (NPS): 

Old House Journal is geared to the homeowner and provides advice about work on historic residences.

Partners for Sacred Places is a non-profit group that provides guidance and assistance for historic religious buildings.

Traditional Building Magazine provides information about suppliers or companies that specialize in particular products or materials for rehabilitation projects. 

US General Services Administration's (GSA) Technical Documents provides technical specifications, guidance, and resource information for planning and executing historic building projects. 

US Dept. Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Guideline on Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies should be useful to preservationists, architects, design consultants, engineers, and building code officials in addressing code compliance challenges in older or historic buildings.

Whole Building Design Guide’s Historic Preservation section and “Resource Pages” provides practitioners with extensive information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective.

See also our Historic Preservation = Sustainability webpage for more resources.

Work in Progress

Making repairs to a building in the Chester Historic District

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puttying windows

Homeowner re-glazing a historic window.

Woodrow Wilson house

Repairs to the Woodrow Wilson House, Columbia (photo by Historic Columbia Foundation)