SAT., March 4 2017

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
SWR Institute Board Meeting

SUN., March 5, 2017

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Committee Meetings

Program Planning
Technical Resources

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Committee Meetings

Training Validation / Training Committee
Product Validation / CST

5 – 6 p.m.
First Timers’ Orientation and Reception

6 – 8 p.m.
Opening Reception

MON., March 6, 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.
Kelly McBride – Intro to Huntington Beach

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Billy Winters, Schnell Contractors, Inc. and Joe Zale, WJE
Dix Dam Hydroelectric Powerhouse Building Restoration
Learn about the exterior wall restoration at an historic hydroelectric powerhouse building located at the base of Dix Dam near Harrodsburg, KY. The two-story building was originally constructed in the 1920s and contains multi-wythe brick masonry mass walls with embedded structural steel framing. Interior exposed steel trusses support the roof assembly. The building sits atop a massive concrete pedestal that contains multiple subbasement levels and extends into the Dix River. A concrete bridge structure provides the only means of access to the building. Hear about the unique challenges and innovative solutions involved in the project. 

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Christopher Perego, BASF
Field School at Alcatraz: Developing Talent for the Construction Industry
Companies throughout the construction industry are challenged to find new craftspeople and leaders that are able to step into the industry and make an immediate contribution.  Particularly in Restoration, new entrants lack specific knowledge and skills required by the industry.  Traditional education programs do not properly represent career options within construction meaning many young people are never exposed to these opportunities. Without new talent entering the industry, companies struggle to keep up with competitors and often times miss out on opportunities due to workforce constraints.   Concrete Preservation Institute’s Field School at Alcatraz provides training and education in concrete repair, historic preservation and mentorship for future leaders and vocational workers in construction.  This program will go behind the scenes, following the journey of Field School participants as they learn about the concrete restoration industry. 

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

10:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Technical Clearinghouse

1:00 p.m. shotgun start
SWR Foundation Golf Tournament

TUES., March 7, 2017

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

8 – 8:05 a.m.
Town Hall Meeting and Election of Officers

8:05 - 8:15 a.m.
Trinity Award Ceremony

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
Steve Royer and Kevin Kline, Concrete Protection & Restoration, Inc.
Dolphin Tower - Structural Remediation
Constructed in 1973-1974, the Dolphin Tower building in Sarasota, Florida is a fifteen story condominium and parking garage with retail shops along the street. The building is situated on Sarasota Bay and is considered to be one of the areas preferred properties.

In June of 2010 there was a structural failure of the 4th level reinforced concrete “transfer” slab. After initial investigation by a local engineer and city building officials, the building was evacuated. Emergency shoring was installed immediately to prevent further failure.  The condominium board spent the next four (4) years working with different engineers and contractors to come up with a design that was feasible and economical.  In 2013 CP&R was brought on board, with engineering consultants, and was able to value engineer some critical aspects of the repair scope to the point where the condominium board could afford the repairs. The new approach resulted in an initial cost savings of approximately $3 Million and allowed the completion of the $9 Million structural repair project on schedule (less than one year) and under budget.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
New Product Demonstrations

Tremco, Inc.
Albion Engineering Company
10 Minute Slot Still Avail

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Jim Holler, Tremco
High-Performance Extruded Silicone Solutions
Today’s High-Performance Extruded Silicone Solutions Are Emerging as an Affordable, Reliable and Durable Alternative for Many of Today’s Difficult Sealant Restoration Challenges
Specialized extruded silicone solutions are increasingly providing a cost-effective, durable alterative for some of today’s troublesome restoration challenges.  Cost of installation may be significantly lower since several labor-intensive steps such as removal of existing sealant can be eliminated, also resulting in a decrease in time to complete the project.  Needless energy loss is reduced, occupant comfort is increased and a reliable, durable and aesthetically pleasing solution is provided oftentimes at a cost of installation less than the cost of a standard sealant replacement project.  The building lifecycle can be extended and some of the most problematic joint sealing issues that challenge the weather-tightness of a building can be efficiently and effectively handled with these silicone solutions that do not break down from exposure to UV, ozone or other atmospheric conditions. Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:00– 10:05 a.m.
Golf Awards

10:05 – 10:35 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:35 - 10:50 a.m.
Surfs Up Contest

10:50 - 10:55 a.m.
Projects on Parade
Introduction of a new “fast format” to promote innovation and achievement in the industry that deserves recognition when companies don’t want to invest the time and effort for a large-scale presentation. Projects are summarized in five minutes, a few questions are answered by the presenter, then SWRI will provide a Certificate and Acknowledgement to be displayed in your office and website. 

10:55 - 11:15 a.m.
SWR Institute Committee Updates:
   Technical Resources
   Contractor Selection Tool (CST)
   Training Validation

11:15 a.m. – Noon
Warren Hennagin, CPA, Managing Partner of Gelman LLP
Expert Tips for Construction Accounting – Tax Advice & More
SWR Institute is pleased to present the smartest construction accountant with enough tax tips and valuable business advice that will pay for your entire meeting fee. Mr. Hennagin is an engaging speaker that provides a “nuts & bolts” presentation that gives advice on how to prepare for meeting with your accountant, tax tips for the Domestic Production Activity Deduction that can be worth up to $100,000, and concludes on the latest advice on succession plans for your business. Even if you don’t own your business, if care about making and keeping your money, you need to pay attention during this session.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m
Murder Mystery Dinner on the Queen Mary
Evening event on the Queen Mary including historic ghost tour and murder mystery in a dramatic venue from the finest art deco masterpiece of the British seafaring era.

WED., March 8, 2017

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

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Bill Leonhard, Allied Waterproofing
Getting Back on Course When Things Take a Turn for the Worst
Bill Leonhard will share his personal story about the struggles his business faced when his bankers pulled his financing during the banking crisis. This is a cautionary tale to help other business owners know how to prepare and overcome the challenges in a down economy.  In spite of the toll this experience took on him personally and professionally, today his business is thriving and he learned a lot through the process, all of which he will share during this engaging presentation.  

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Tom Ouska, Manganaro Midatlantic LLC
Paul Parfitt, P.E., S.E., Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
The Restoration of The Watergate West Condominiums
Restoration of this historic property included concrete repairs to the balconies, post-tension cable repairs at the building exterior and interior following the removal of the precast balcony panels, interior finishes including flooring, drywall and painting, wet sealing of windows, installation of sealants to the building envelope and the cleaning and coating of the building façade, soffits and horizontal surfaces. New weeps were installed to more effectively evacuate any water landing on the balconies.

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

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Todd Skopic, Henry Company
The Cavity Wall Conundrum
Today’s building envelopes are becoming increasingly complex as many designers are “pushing the envelope” of building design. The use of open-joint rain screens coupled with unconventional wall orientations can be appealing, but can be a dangerous combination when abating water ingress and compliance with building codes, including combustibility. Balancing the need to keep the building dry, air tight, thermally efficient and code compliant can create a Cavity Wall Conundrum.  

11:15 – Noon
Kelly McBride, Century Building Solutions
Doing the Lord's Work: The Christ Cathedral
When the Diocese of Orange purchased the campus of the former ministry led by Robert Schuller (Hour of Power), they inherited problems related to the design of what is reputed to be the world’s largest all-glass structure. The building consists of a four-sided structurally glazed curtain wall attached to a steel space frame that forms the faceted structure of the walls and roof, including monumental doors that are 90 feet high. Unfortunately, the building did not meet modern codes for structural glazing and costs for replacement or retrofit were either unacceptable or unfeasible until CBSI proposed a “structurally adhered glazing stop” to capture the glazing to the existing glazing frame. Learn about the challenging access issues and innovative methods for the installation and testing during the restoration of this historic all-glass structure that will be one of the Catholic Church’s most dramatic cathedrals world-wide.

Noon – 12:05
Closing Comments

Meeting Adjourns


Option 1: The Full Spouse Program includes Sunday evening's Opening Reception, Laguna Beach Art Tour with lunch at Las Brisas + Shopping and the Tuesday's Murder Mystery Dinner on the Queen Mary
Cost: $425

Monday, March 6, 2017
Laguna Beach Art Tour with lunch at Las Brisas + Shopping
Meet in the hotel lobby at 9:00am for shuttle
Laguna Art Walk Gallery Tour, 10:00a.m-11:30a.m.
Lunch at Las Brisas at Noon
After lunch, we'll do a little shopping in Laguna's historic shopping district

Unlike typical public art tours, we'll take you inside, private studios, and galleries of Laguna Beach artists' for an insider's peek into the creative world of artists.  Meet the artists, see art created before your eyes, hear inspiring life stories, and experience the life of an artist. Tours offer personal time with select artists to learn about their art plus see and learn about local highlights.  

OPTION 2: Opening Reception & Tuesday's Murdery Mystery Dinner on Queen Mary: $300