“Documentation, Investigation, Analysis, and Treatment of a Cultural Resource Site (both Cultural Landscapes and Concrete Conservation):

the Japanese Agriculture Station in the

Pohnpei Botanical Garden

 

January 23-27, 2006

Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

 

The Pacific West Region (PWR) of the National Park Service (NPS) and the Pohnpei Department of Lands and Natural Resources have received a grant from the NPS National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) for a training course in the “Documentation, Investigation, Analysis, and Treatment of a Cultural Resource Site: the Japanese Agriculture Station in Kolonia on the state of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).” The course will take place January 23-27, 2006, with optional tours for students on the Sunday before and the Saturday after. The course is geared to undergraduate and graduate students studying historic preservation but is open to the public, professionals (architects, landscape architects, engineers, contractors, consultants, conservators, etc.), government employees, building owners and managers. Students will learn how to survey and inventory, evaluate, document, and analyze sites; investigate problems, and recommend solutions based upon the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation Sites, Archeology, and Cultural Landscapes.

 

The Japanese Agriculture Station was located on the same site as the earlier German Agriculture Station. Japan brought in the best expert from the leading Japanese Universities to do research and publish results in native and imported plants, trees, and animals; hybridization; pest and disease resistant crops; and fertilizers. The site is of national and international significance because of the research accomplished here and its benefit throughout the tropical Pacific area. The three-store reinforced concrete, Art Deco Japanese Agriculture Station, built in 1926 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of five structures that survived the bombing of Kolonia in World War II. The site is located in the Pohnpei Botanical Garden which has 60-100 year-old specimen trees planted by the German and Japanese Colonial Administrations between 1900 and 1944 and some planted during the American period after World War II.

 

The Pohnpei Visitors Bureau plans to rehabilitate the building for its office, visitor center, and gift store on the first floor, Pohnpei State Museum on the second floor, and Horticulture and Agriculture Museum on the third floor.

 

Several government agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, and universities will co-sponsors this training. The training course will look at the site in a holistic way and will consist of two components: (1) the survey, documentation, and treatment of the cultural landscape and (2) the survey, documentation, investigation, analysis, and treatment of reinforced concrete structure (see training program below).

 

Because training is more effective if reinforced with exercises combined with the classroom presentations and/or as soon as possible after the class, classroom training will be augmented with hands-on class projects. Also, each of the Historic Preservation Offices (HPOs) in the Pacific have been requested to send at least one staff person to the training and to identify in advance both a cultural landscape and a historic concrete structure to work on when the staff member returns to his/her home office. Ideally, one site would have both elements at same location: a reinforced-concrete building in a cultural landscape. Since this may not be possible on all islands, some islands may have two separate projects.  The staff persons from each HPO will become the team leaders on the projects upon their return to their home offices. University and local college students will be recruited for each office to establish the three-person team. After the training class the teams will return to their island to conduct identified project work during a two-three month period (depending upon the size of the project and the funds available). The teams will write their report(s) in English and the language of the island (Samoan, Marshallese, Kosraen, Pohnpein, Chuukese, Yapese, Palauan, and Chamorro). The university and colleges will grade these report with input and comments from the NPS and speakers so that the students can also earn college credit for the project. A participant will still be able to take the training course if he/she is not available for a 2 to 3 month internship in one of the HPOs since the internship is an additional option.

 

NCPTT grant will be used to bring in experts in history, historic architecture, historic archeology, cultural landscapes, horticulture and agriculture, engineering, and concrete conservation. These experts will not only teach the course but will also provide technical assistance and recommendations in the form of a report on the future rehabilitation and maintenance of the site. Because of the high expense of bringing in experts, there are no plans to offer this course again. This is a unique opportunity that should not be missed.

 

This training and technical assistance project was developed under a grant from the National Park Service and National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Grant. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the instructors and coordinators and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the National Park Service or the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

 

If you have any questions, please contact David W. Look, FAIA, FAPT, at 510-817-1401 or <David_W_Look@NPS.GOV> or Tevita Salato at 691-320-4851 or 4823 or  pohnpeivb@mail.fm, tsalato2001@yahoo.com or tourismpark@mail.fm

 

WHEN

 

January 23-27, 2006, with optional tours on January 22 and 28, 2006

 

WHERE

 

Secretariat of the Pacific Community Conference Room

Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

 

The largest island in eastern Micronesia, Pohnpei is a very beautiful volcanic high island with rugged mountains. It is 2,685 miles west of Honolulu about 6 degrees north of the equator. Average temperature is 81 degrees F. It receives 188 inches of rain per year but January is in the “dry” season. Continental Air Micronesia is the only airline providing service and has three flights per week westward and eastward on what is called the “Island Hopper.” Pohnpei is the fourth stop west of Hawaii and the second stop east of Guam. Flying west from Honolulu, one loses a day because of crossing the International Dateline. Flying east back to Honolulu, one regains a day. The airport code for Pohnpei is PHI. Airlines tickets should be purchased 3 to 8 weeks in advance to obtain the least expensive rates.

 

Visit www.visit-pohnpei.fm for information on hotels and resources or call Pohnpei Visitor’s Bureau at 691-320-4851 or 4823 or email tourismpark@mail.fm to ask questions.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

Students (both undergraduate and graduate)

Architects

Landscape Architects

Consultants

Developers

Engineers

Building Managers

Building Owners

Government Officials

Preservationists

 

TRAINING REGISTRATION

 

Send registration information by PRIORITY MAIL to the address below. Early registration is due by December 31, 2006 (post marked). Credit cards cannot be accepted. Send checks for the full amount made payable to Pohnpei Visitors Bureau Space limited, mail earlier if possible. Payments must be mailed to:

 

Pohnpei Training

c/o Pohnpei Visitor’s Bureau

Pohnpei Visitors Bureau

P.O. Box 1949

Kolonia, Pohnpei

96941 FM

Federated States of Micronesia

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

 

There are a few small hotels within walking distance of the training class room at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Pohnpei Botanical Garden/Japanese Agriculture Station and a few more within driving distance (requires a rental car since there is no public transportation except taxis). The Pohnpei Visitors Bureau will provide you will information on hotels and rates.

 

TRAINING CO-SPONSORS

 

Association for Preservation Technology International

Charles Sturt University’s Institute of Land, Water and Society

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Analysis and Restoration of

    Structures of Architectural Heritage

ICOMOS/United States

Micronesia Seminar

Micronesian Endowment for Historic Preservation

Pohnpei State Historic Preservation Office

Pohnpei Visitors Bureau

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Texas A & M University

National Park Service (NPS), Pacific West Regional Office

NPS National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

University of Guam

University of Hawaii

 

A NPS National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (for more information on NCPTT, see http://www.ncptt.nps.gov) grant was used to develop this training. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the National Park Service or the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

 

 

Sunday, January 22, 2006

 

Tour for students of Nan Madol NHL, Sokehs Ridge, Spanish Wall, and German Bell Tower. Both sites are cultural landscapes. The first is a prehistoric cultural landscapes and the second is a prehistoric and historic cultural landscapes with War World II remains.

 

Technical Assistance & Training in the Investigation, Analysis, & Treatment Proposal for the Japanese Agriculture Station, Pohnpei, FSM: Cultural Landscape and Concrete Conservation with Cathodic Protection

 

Co-Chairs:      Youser Anson, Pohnpei State Historic Preservation Officer and Director, Department of Lands and Natural Resources, State of Pohnpei, and David W. Look, FAIA, Deputy Lead Cultural Resources, Pacific West Region, National Park Service, United States of America

 

Monday, January 23, 2006

 

Module One:    Cultural Landscape Inventory, Documentation, and Preservation

 

8:00-9:00AM         Registration

9:00-9:30AM         Welcomes and comments: President of FSM and/or Governor of Pohnpei, US

Ambassador, Japan Ambassador, FSM NHPO, Pohnpei SHPO, and MEHP President (to be invited)

9:30-9:45AM         Course Overview and Safety Instructions: David Look and Paul Gaudette

9:45-10:00AM       Break

10:00-11:30AM     Cultural Landscape Types and their Characteristics: Shaun Provencher

11:30-12:45PM      Lunch break

12:45-1:45PM        Student introductions and training goals

1:45-2:00PM          Lunch Break (not included in registration)

2:00-3:00PM          Archeological Survey (both prehistoric and historic) and Research on the German

Agricultural Station: Dr. Dirk Spennemann, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW,

Australia

3:00-3:45PM          Research in the Japanese Meteorological Observation and Agriculture Station, Wakako

 Higuchi, University of Guam

3:45-4:00PM          Break

4:00-5:15PM          History of Plant Introductions to Pohnpei, Micronesia and the Role of the Pohnpei

Agriculture Station, Dr. David Lorence, National Tropical Botanical Garden

5:15-5:45PM          Questions and discussion of day's presentations

 

6:30-8:30PM          Tour, Video Connections: Preserving America's Landscape Legacy, and reception at the

Micronesian Seminar Library Building

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

 

8:30-9:15AM         Survey, Inventory, Evaluation, and Registration: Dr. William Chapman, University of

Hawai'i

9:15-10:00AM       Secretary of Interior's Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties and Guidelines for

Cultural Landscapes: Shaun Provencher

10:00-10:15AM     Break

10:15-11:45AM     Archeology, documentation, mapping, and GPS: Dr. Dirk Spennemann

11:45AM-1PM      Lunch break (not included in registration)

1:00-2:30PM          Walking Tour of Agriculture Station site and Assignments: Lorence, Provencher,

                                Chapman, Spennemann, and landscape architect to be announced

2:30-2:45PM          Break

2:45-3:45PM          Cultural Landscape Integrity and Condition Assessment: Shaun Provencher

3:45-4:00PM          Break

4:00-5:15PM          Cultural Landscape Report and Treatment: Lorence and Shaun Provencher

5:15-5:45PM          Questions and discussion of day's presentations

6:00-7:30PM          Dinner break (not included in registration)

7:30-8:30 PM         Presentation of HPO projects (for students interested in internships)

8:30-11:00PM        Time to work on assignments

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

 

8:30-9:00AM         Student exercise overview and instructions: Lorence, Chapman, Spennemann, and

Shaun Provencher (to be confirmed)

9:00-10:45AM       Student Exercises: (1) Site Survey & Inventory; (2) Analysis & Evaluation, and

(3) Treatment Options

10:45-11:00AM     Break

11:00-11:30AM     Student presentations

11:30-12Noon        Discussion and wrap-up

 

Module Two:    Historic Concrete Deterioration and Conservation

 

10:00-Noon            Registration for students who are only taking the Concrete Conservation Course

12Noon-1:15PM   Lunch break (not included in registration)

1:15-1:45PM          Student introductions and training goals: David W. Look, FAIA

1:45-2:15PM          Course Overview: David W. Look, FAIA

2:15-2:30PM          Break

2:30-3:45PM          History of Concrete and Preservation Consideration: David W. Look, FAIA          

3:45:4:00PM           Break

4:00-5:15PM          Documentation: Don Peting, University of Oregon

5:15-5:45PM          Questions and discussion of day's presentations

 

6:30-8:30PM          Reception (location to be announced)

 

Thursday, January 26, 2006

 

8:30-9:45AM         Tour of Building, Assignment, and Student Measuring: Look and Peting

9:30-Noon              Measuring and initial Documentation of building: Peting

12Noon-1:15PM   Lunch break (not included in registration)

1:15-1:45PM          Overview of Concrete Deterioration: Paul Gaudette

1:45-2:15 PM         Corrosion-related Concrete Deterioration: Frank Nelson

2:15-2:30PM          Break

2:30-3:00PM          Condition Survey and Field Testing: Paul Gaudette

3:00-3:45PM          Repair Materials: Paul Gaudette

3:45-4:00PM          Break

4:00-5:15PM          Repair and Matching Techniques: Paul Gaudette

5:15-5:45PM          Questions and discussion of day's presentations

6:00-7:30PM          Dinner

8:00-11:00PM        Time to work on assignments

 

 

 

Friday, January 26, 2006

 

8:30-10:00AM       On-site: Investigation and Field Testing on Site: Paul Gaudette

10:00-10:15AM     Break

10:15-11:45AM     Analysis of Evaluation and Development of Treatment Plan: Paul Gaudette                           

11:45-1:00PM        Lunch break (not included in registration)

1:00-2:15PM          Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Preservation Projects and

Section 106 and FSM Compliance: David Look

2:15-2:30PM          Break

2:30-3:45PM          Protection Systems (coating, sealers, waterproofing, etc.): Paul Gaudette

3:45-4:00PM          Break

4:00-5:15PM          Protection Systems for Concrete (Cathodic Protection and other options) Frank J. Nelson,

Oregon Department of Transportation

5:15-5:45PM          Discussion and wrap-up

 

 

Saturday, January 28, 2006

 

Tour for students of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Capitol Complex at Palikir and the College of Micronesia, Pohnpei Campus. Both sites consist of significant modern reinforced concrete (less than 50-years-old) structures that are beginning to show the lack of maintenance. Both sites also are beautifully landscaped. Although both sites are too recent to qualify for listing in the National Register, they are both cultural landscapes that may someday qualify for listing.

 

Pohnpei Training

 

REGISTRATION FORM

 

NAME

 

OFFICE, FIRM, ORGANIZATION, OR UNIVERSITY (if applicable)

 

STREET

 

CITY/STATE/ZIP

 

PHONE                                                                                   FAX

 

EMAIL

 

Registration Fee

 

All registration fees include lunches and receptions

 

_______ Early Registration (both Modules 1 and 2)                                    $200                        $ ____________

(Postmarked by December 31, 2005)

 

_______ Early Registration for Module 1 Cultural Landscapes                  $125                        $ ____________

 

_______ Early Registration for Module 2 Concrete Conservation             $125                        $ ____________

               

_______ General Registration (both Modules 1 and 2)                                $300                        $ ____________

                (Postmarked after December 31, 2005)

 

_______ General Registration for Module 1 Cultural Landscapes             $175                        $ ____________

 

_______ General Registration for Module 2 Concrete Conservation         $175                        $ ____________

 

_______ Tour to Nan Madol National Historic Landmark, Soheks            $30                          $ ____________

 Ridge, Spanish Wall, and German Bell Tower (lunch not

 included), 9AM-5PM January 22, 2006

 

_______ Tour to Palikir to the FSM Capitol and College of Micronesia   $ 20                         $ ____________

                 (lunch not included), 9 AM-Noon January 28, 2006

 

_______ I would like additional information on a two-three month intern position in one

of the Pacific Preservation Offices to earn college credit. Project report will be graded by

your college or university with input from NPS and training course instructors.

                               

                                                                                                                                Total Enclosed     $ ____________

All tours include transportation

 

Payment must accompany registration

 

Your check should be made payable to the Pohnpei Visitors Bureau and mailed (Priority Mail) to:

 

Pohnpei Training

c/o Pohnpei Visitors Bureau

Pohnpei Visitors Bureau

P.O. Box 1949

Kolonia, Pohnpei

96941 FM

Federated States of Micronesia

 

If you have any questions, please contact David W. Look, FAIA, FAPT, at 510-817-1401 or <David_W_Look@NPS.GOV> or Tevita Salato at 691-320-4851 or email at  tourismpark@mail.fm or tsalato2001@yahoo.com.