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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

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