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►Friday., September 29, 2017
7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Leadership Academy at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center 
Leadership development is needed to successfully take charge of your team in today's business world. The Leadership Academy will teach you how to stop managing and start leading; and, as a result, make you a vital part to your organization's future. Investing in leadership development training will help build your company’s leadership fundamentals, which will ensure you are more than likely to have a bright career path ahead of you. Developing the skill set of the modern leader will help your team to thrive within the company and it will help you to achieve your career, and company, goals. It’s time to invest in your company’s future! 

►SAT., September 30, 2017
7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Leadership Academy at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center 

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, SWRI team member approach, and lessons learned will be discussed. 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Projects on Parade

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors 

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Dan Tyler, Pullman SST, Inc., Yasmine Elrashidy, Pullman SST, Inc., & Diane Kaese, Kaese & Lynch Architecture and Engineering
Child’s Restaurant – Adaptive Reuse, Politics and Terr Cotta
Pre-Construction started in the fall of 2014. The amphitheater and park opened in the summer of 2016; the remaining restaurant dining room will open later this spring. However, it wasn’t all that easy. The location next to the ocean exposed the building to some of the best and worst Mother Nature offers. The western wall acted as a firebreak for a massive multi-block fire in 1932 (Photo 9). The physical damage to the brick required the removal and replacement of the exterior wythe of brick. Salvaged common brick with similar physical properties was located and installed. The center section of the west wall was removed for the stage opening. A layer of incompatable1960’s stucco was removed from the south and east walls along with all asbestos containing waterproofing materials. This work exposed numerous cracks related to deteriorated steel roof framing and miscellaneous steel installations including lintels. All of the facade steel was either repaired or replaced.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Kami Farahmanpour, Building Technology Consultants

Conventional and Non-Convention 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 – 1:15pm

1:15 – 1:25p.m.
Projects on Parade 

1:25 -  2:25 p.m.
Deborah Green, Certified Industrial Hygienist, ATC Group Services LLC
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
BASF Corporation
Pecora Corporation

1 Spot Open

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 
What’s Going on with the Weather?

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

10:50 – 11:50
Bad Weather…. Now What?
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