Press Release

April 15, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Charleston, South Carolina

April 15, 2014

Common Goal of Education brings Preservation to the Forefront

The Durable Slate Company, Clemson/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and the Historic Charleston Foundation are teaming up on May 1st, 2014 to educate Graduate students, preservation professionals and historic property owners alike on slate roofing in Charleston.

This event will feature John Chan, owner of The Durable Slate Company, speaking about slate roof basics and different types of slate. There will also be an on-site visual inspection workshop by touring the beautiful slate roofs of Charleston. Carter Hudgins, Director for Clemson/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, says, “John Chan comes to Charleston with highest recommendations as one of the nation’s leading experts in the restoration of historic slate roofs.Anyone who owns or maintains a slate roof will want to hear his advice on slate roofing before we enter another hurricane season.”

Clemson/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, Historic Charleston Foundation and The Durable Slate Company share a common belief in the importance of education and a common goal of preserving historic structures throughout Charleston and elsewhere. To take part in this educational seminar join them on May 1st, 2014 at College of Charleston, 292 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401.

About Clemson/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation:

http://www.clemson.edu/caah/pdp/historic-preservation/

The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is a collaborative effort between Clemson University and the College of Charleston. The program, which is based full time in Charleston, South Carolina, offers the Master of Science in Historic Preservation and the Certificate in Historic Preservation.

About The Durable Slate Company:

The Durable Slate Company provides slate, copper, and clay tile roofing services throughout the Eastern United States. For larger projects, our craftsmen will travel to anywhere in the world. For projects extending beyond the roof, our sister company, The Durable Restoration Company is an award winning restoration contractor employing craftsmen specializing in more than a dozen traditional trades covering the interior as well as the exterior envelope.

About Historic Charleston Foundation:

Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation is dedicated to preserving and protecting the architectural, historical and cultural character of Charleston and its Lowcountry environs, and to educating the public about Charleston’s history and the benefits that are derived from preservation.

To learn more about this seminar please contact:

Carter L. Hudgins, Director

Clemson/College of Charleston Graduate Program

in Historic Preservation

Department of Planning, Development and Preservation

292 Meeting Street

Charleston, SC29401

843.937.9567

540.604.0180 (cell)

chudgin@clemson.edu