Erdly Builds Purposeful Life on Brick-and-Mortar Foundation

Standing in Penn College’s 100-year-old Klump Academic Center, which he characterized Thursday as “the ultimate repurposed building,” a 1972 alumnus counseled a new generation on how to construct a meaningful life in a mercurial profession. Jeff Erdly, co-founder and CEO of  Masonry Preservation Services, presented “Just Another Brick in the Wall? A Building Science Education Read More

MPS Co-founder Erdly featured in Penn Tech Magazine

MPS co-founder Jeff Erdly, an alumnus of the Pennsylvania College of Technology, was featured in the college’s magazine One College Avenue. The magazine, in part, is dedicated to sharing the achievements of Pennsylvania College of Technology students, alumni, faculty, and staff with one another and with the greater community. The article can be viewed here:

MPS Valentino co-author of APTI Oliver Torrey Fuller Award winning paper

The Association for Preservation Technology International’s (APTI) 2013 Oliver Torrey Fuller Award was presented at the annual conference held in New York, New York. First presented in 1985, this award was created to recognize the article that best demonstrates technical excellence and innovation published in the APT Bulletin. It was presented to Nicole Trujillo, Thomas Read More

MPS to restore Scranton Public Library

MPS was the winning bidder on the Scranton Public Library restoration project.  The work includes 100% repointing all the limestone mortar joints, installation of new flashing under all the sloped gable copings, replacement of the rose window limestone tracery and repair to several spalled limestone pieces. MPS looks forward to beginning the preservation of this Read More

MPS presents at the Architectural Engineering Institute Conference

Scott Siegfried and Erik Valentino of MPS present on various preservation topics at the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference at the Pennsylvania State University. AEI provides various types of technical, educational, and professional services to the profession as a whole, as one of the eight American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) technical specialty institutes. Topics Read More

Erdly co-chairs ASTM Symposium on Problems and Solutions for Building Walls

Jeff Erdly of MPS and Paul Johnson of Smithgroup co-chair a Symposium on Problems and Solutions for Building Walls Exposed to Continued Water Accumulations: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Future. Held April 14-15, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN and sponsored by ASTM Committee E06.55 on Exterior Building Wall Systems in conjunction with the April standards Read More

2012 Historic Preservation Award

The Luzerne County Historical Society presented its Historic Preservation Award in the Public Institution category to Masonry Preservation Services, Inc. (MPS) on November 1, 2012 at their annual event. The award recognizes MPS for the preservation of two projects: 1853 Swetland, Fleck & Darte Hall at the Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School and the 1841 Wyoming Read More

Association for Preservation Technology Presentation in Charleston

MPS co-presented at the Annual International Conference for the Association for Preservation Technology held in Charleston, South Carolina. The presentation discussed research, testing, and the practical applicability of Impact Echo Analysis of Historic masonry. This non-destructive test method allows surveying of masonry to determine issues with unsound bonding or other inner-wythe masonry deterioration.