Networks

Networks are an important element in developing professional connections, education, and communities. This is a directory of networks related to the historic trades.

Connect with Professionals

This page hosts a roster of professional networks related to the historic building trades. Membership-based networks are open to individual, organizational, and/or businesses–some networks will have prerequisite qualifications.

Do you know a network that should be added or a network that is no longer active? Submit an entry! This helps us keep the database an up-to-date and relevant resource. As available, please include the name of the organization, contact information, website and social media, membership type, activities and publications, and trade skills practiced.

International Concrete Repair Institute

Website: https://www.icri.org/
Biography
Mission

The International Concrete Repair Institute is a 501(c)6 that provides education, certification, networking and leadership to improve the quality of repair, restoration, protection, and preservation of concrete and other material systems.

Membership

Open to individuals and businesses

Activities

Annual conference, regional chapter events, webinars

Publications

Technical Publications, Concrete Repair Bulletin

Trade Skills

Concrete

Events hosted by ICRI

Masonry Heater Association

Website: https://www.mha-net.org/
Biography
Mission

The Masonry Heater Association is a 501(c)6 dedicated to serving the interests of the masonry heating industry and its clients. Masonry heaters are a traditional European model of storing wood-fired heat in the masonry thermal mass that then radiates the heat.

Membership

Open to individuals and businesses

Activities

Annual conference, regional events, and certification tests

Publications

Technical Reports, member newsletter

Trade Skills

Brick and Stone Masonry, combustion science

Events hosted by MHA

National Barn Alliance

Biography
Website

https://www.barnalliance.org/about-the-nba/

Mission

To provide national leadership for the preservation of America’s historic barns and rural heritage through education, documentation, conservation, and networking.

Membership

Open to individuals, organizations, and businesses.

Activities

Aggregates events from regional barn alliances

Publications

The Barn Journal blog, newsletter,

Trade Skills

Barn documentation, preservation, and rehabilitation

National Preservation Partners Network

Website: http://prespartners.org
Biography
Mission

The NPPN is a membership-based a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to building and strengthening the capacity of individual partner organizations and the collective historic preservation movement through training, networking, knowledge sharing, technical assistance, and semi-annual convenings.

Membership

Organizational membership.

Activities

Hosts webinars, affinity groups, mentorships, and semi-annual conferences.

Publications

Statement Letters

Trades Skills

Trades Ally

Preservation Trades Network

Website: https://ptn.org/
Biography
Mission

The Preservation Trades Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to empowering the traditional building trades through network, good works, community, fellowship and education.

Membership

Individual, organizational, and businesses.

Activities

Hosts an annual conference and regional and remote events.

Publications

Newsletter

Trades

All

The Dry Stone Conservancy

Website: https://www.drystone.org/
Biography
Mission

The Dry Stone Conservancy is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to preserve historic drystone structures, to advance the craft of drystone masonry, and to create opportunities for training and make available expertise nationwide.

Membership

Non-membership based

Activities

Hosts workshops and offers certification tests

Trade Skills

Dry Stone Masonry

The Stone Foundation

Biography
Website

https://www.stonefoundation.org/

Mission

TO HONOR stone, stonework​, and stone art
TO CELEBRATE stone and the skilled and creative use of stone;
TO PRESERVE and PERPETUATE the time-honored craft of stonework, particularly structural stonework;
TO ENCOURAGE and INFORM a resurgence of interest in it through publications, workshops, seminars, symposia, etcetera;
TO RESEARCH and REPORT upon the history and culture of stonework;
TO EXPLORE and EXPAND the potential for principled applications in contemporary structures;
TO CULTIVATE an international community of stonemasons;
TO BE A RESOURCE and TO ENABLE information and experience to be shared;
TO EDUCATE stonemasons, professional and amateur, architects, contractors and the general public regarding sound practices and acceptable standards of workmanship.

Membership

Open to individuals and professionals

Activities

Hosts an Annual STONE SYMPOSIUM and regional workshops.

Publications

STONEXUS Magazine and STONEZINE digital magazine, STONETC… newsletter

Trade Skills

Masonry, stone

Timber Framers Guild

Website: https://www.tfguild.org
Biography
Mission

The TFG is a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to the craft of timber framing. It serves as a center of timber frame information and design for professionals, aficionados, and the general public.

Membership

Open to individual and business membership

Activities

Hosts national and regional conferences, sponsors community building workshops, coordinates regional gatherings, offers professional development and education..

Publications

Quarterly Journal, Member Magazine

Trade Skills

Timber Framing

Window Preservation Alliance

Website: https://windowpreservationalliance.org/
Biography
Mission

The Window Preservation Alliance is a 501(c)6 whose aim is to include all who want to help change the conversation about windows, from building owners, tradespeople, and architects.

Membership

Open to individuals and businesses

Activities

Annual conference and regional events

Publications

Member newsletter

Trade Skills

Window Restoration

Events hosted by WPA