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►SAT., September 30, 2017
8 a.m. – Noon
Board of Directors Meeting

6 – 8 p.m.
Sky High Open House
Optional Activity – additional fee required
limited to 50 people - first come, first serve

SUN., October 1, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Committee Meetings

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Committee Meetings

4:30 – 6 p.m.
First Timers’ Orientation and Reception

6 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

MON., October 2, 2017

7:30 – 8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8 – 8:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks & President's Welcome

8:10 – 8:30 a.m.
Intro to Minneapolis
Christopher Perego, BASF

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Brett Laureys, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Historic Sealant on a Frank Lloyd Wright Building
Laureys will provide an overview of the renovation of several Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings in the Midwest that spanned 10 years.  The major focus of this presentation will be on the first uses of gun grade silicone sealant on a FLW building in 1958.  You’ll also hear relevant information about sealant performance and also the use of injected molded silicone parts for the restoration. Unique design, SWR Institute team member approach, and lessons learned will be discussed. 

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Projects on Parade

10:00– 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors 

10:30– 11:15 a.m.
Dan Tyler, Pullman SST, Inc., Yasmine Elrashidy, Pullman SST, Inc., & Diane Kaese, Kaese & Lynch Architecture and Engineering
Adaptive Re-use and Restoration of the old Childs’ Restaurant, Coney Island, NY
Pre-Construction started in the fall of 2014. The amphitheater and park opened in the summer of 2016. The remaining restaurant dining room opened in spring of 2017. However, it wasn’t all that easy.  The building was constructed in 1923 and landmarked in 2002.  The building is significant for both its social history related to the restaurant/service industry as well as it’s magnificent terra cotta ornament. It has endured over 90 years of changing tides of man and Mother Nature.  This left the building with deteriorated masonry and steel as well as asbestos, biological growth and other man-made changes.  Restrictions on access to the site narrowed investigation options prior to construction. Replacement materials were specified generically and confirmed after the actual conditions were assessed.  Luckily, construction didn’t yield many physical surprises but rather endless scheduling and supply challenges.  The project team took both traditional and non-traditional approaches to address the numerous challenges presented to complete the project. 

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Kami Farahmanpour, Building Technology Consultants

Conventional and Non-Conventional Repair of Curtain Wall Systems
A case history involving non-conventional repairs to a large commercial building curtain wall system will be presented.  These non-conventional repairs included retrofitting the curtain wall system with new custom-extruded external pressure bars and caps to address several issues, correcting displaced mullions, and replacing mechanical louvers integrated into the curtain wall system.  The repairs also included overcladding the feature panels between curtain walls sections with a new system that incorporated an air and water-resistive barrier, and a drainage plane.  The implementation of the project posed several challenges including staging, lead times for custom extrusions and requirements for mock-ups, and working on an occupied office building.  During construction, some of the pre-finished custom extrusions were found to be inadequately coated, causing delays in completing the project.

12:15 – 1:25pm

1:25 -  2:25 p.m.
Deborah Green, ATC Group Services, LLC
OSHA's Crystalline Silica Rule - What You Need To Know
Learn how to keep your workers safe and reduce your liability when working with silica.  Find out what you will need to know to comply with the “Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica in Construction” rule that OSHA plans to start enforcing on Sept. 23, 2017.

2:25 – 2:55 p.m.
New Product Demonstrations

2:55 – 3:25 p.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

3:25 – 4:55 p.m.
Kelly McBride, Century Building Solutions, Inc. 
Technical Clearinghouse

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

TUES., October 3, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 – 8:35 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Town Hall Meeting

8:35 – 9:20 a.m.
Laurie Baedke, Advisor and Consultant and Tim McGill, Jr. – McGill Restoration 
The Business Case for Culture:
What the heck is culture and why does it matter?  This practical and interactive presentation explores the connection between employee engagement, performance, and safety. We’ll look at research on what drives employee engagement. And, we’ll open the playbook from one company who invested in culture branding and is reaping the competitive advantage of a thriving culture, aggressive growth, and powerful business rewards.   

9:20 – 10:20 a.m.
Paul Douglas, Aeris Weather Services 
A Rapidly Changing Climate: Threat – and Opportunity
Paul Douglas is Minnesota’s first American Meteorology Society (AMS) Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, with a 40-year on-air career in television, radio, print and online. Douglas is founder and senior meteorologist at Praedictix, which focuses on media, corporate briefings and forensic meteorology. Paul will not only provide insight on climate changes, but will also share resources available to help you track weather patterns and events in your area to effectively schedule your work projects.

10:20 – 10:50 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:50 – 11:50
Peter Vorhees, Everest Waterproofing & Restoration, Inc.
Scott Lupini, Lupini Construction, Inc.
Michael Bernhard, Metro Caulking & Waterproofing LLC
David Gladney, Cardinal Roofing & Restoration, Inc.
Bad Weather…. Now What? - Weather Mitigation Panel
Learn how a panel of industry professionals monitor and adapt to the ever-changing weather to ensure continued progression of their projects and crews.   

11:50 a.m. – Noon
General Session Closing Remarks

Noon – 1pm

1 – 3:00 p.m.
Hot Topic Breakout Sessions

3:00 p.m.
Meeting Adjourns