BCA Takes Conservation Main Stream

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Building Conservation Associates, Inc. (BCA) is one of the oldest and most experienced private firms specializing in architectural materials conservation in the country. From leveraging new technologies to finessing rehabilitation tax-credit certifications, the firm is mainstreaming conservation and preservation practices. A materials scientist in Building Conservation Associates’ New York laboratory peers into a microscope and records minute, telltale strata in a mere fleck of a paint sample. A time zone away, field conservators conduct a façade survey generating thousands of data records to be uploaded to a complex database. Micro or macro, you can never know too much about a building and its parts. At its core, Building Conservation Associates is a research firm – a research firm singularly adept at leveraging this expertise for its larger practice of preservation design and planning...