Valentino to be part of team conducting APT tour on October 28th for the Coplay Cement Company Kilns

Erik Valentino of MPS to be part of team conducting Association for Preservation Technology Delaware Valley tour on October 28th for the Coplay Cement Company Kilns in Coplay, PA. This tour will be conducted by Preston Hull of Building Conservation Associates and Brian Wentz, PE, CDT of Keast & Hood, and Erik Valentino from Masonry Read More

ASTM International Performance of Buildings Committee Presents Top Annual Award to Jeffrey L. Erdly

ASTM International’s Committee on Performance of Buildings (E06) has presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to Jeffrey L. Erdly, of Masonry Preservation Services, Inc., in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to developing standards. The committee Read More

MPS on design team evaluating Wilkes-Barre Area School District High Schools

The Wilkes-Barre Area School District is undergoing an extensive review of their existing junior and senior high schools to develop a strategic long-term plan.  As part of the design team, MPS has been tasked with evaluating the masonry facades, following industry and ASTM standards, at each of the schools.  MPS provided recommended repairs and an Read More

Jeffrey Erdly Receives ASTM Award of Excellence for Work on Buildings Standards

ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings has honored Jeffrey Erdly, CEO of Masonry Preservation Services Inc. in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, with the E. George Stern Award of Excellence. A member of ASTM since 1991, the committee noted Erdly’s continuous and outstanding achievements during his tenure. He works on several E06 subcommittees and often contributes to E06 Read More

ASTM STP book is released as result of years of experience

Building Walls Subject to Water Intrusion and Accumulation: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Future contains peer-reviewed papers that were presented at a symposium held April 14-15, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. The symposium was sponsored by ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings and Subcommittee E06.55 on Performance of Building Enclosures. The Read More