2017 Winter Technical Meeting
March 5-8, 2017
Pasea Hotel & Spa
Huntington Beach, CA

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Winter Technical Meeting Details

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SAT., March 4 2017

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

SUN., March 5, 2017

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
First Timers’ Orientation and Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Committee Meetings

Program Planning
Safety
Technical Resources

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Committee Meetings

Training Validation / Training Committee
Product Validation / CST
Membership

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, Concrete Protection & Restoration, Inc.
Dolphin Tower - Structural RemediationConstructed 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.
10 Minute Slot Still Avail
10 Minute Slot Still Avail

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Jim Holler, Tremco
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. 

10:30– 10:35 a.m.
Golf Awards

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

10:50 - 11:15 a.m.
Projects on Parade

11:15 a.m. – Noon
Warren Hennagin, CPA, Managing Partner of Gelman LLP
Expert Tips for Construction Accounting – Tax Advice & More
SWR I 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
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 Art, Science and Code Compliance of Sustainable, High-Performance Building Envelopes
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 code, including combustibility. Balancing the need to keep the building dry, air tight and code compliant creates a Cavity Wall Conundrum. 
This presentation reviews factors that play into sustainable building envelopes and how to ensure performance when considering facts such as: 
•    2012 International Building Code requires continuous insulation (CI) and continuous air barriers in most climate zones.
•    A continuous air barrier is typically directly behind CI and is tied to combustibility and compliance with NFPA 285. 
•    The roof of the building, the 5th elevation, can add to the complexity when considering EPA Consent Decrees that mandate reducing CSO’s and improving Stormwater management. 

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

12:05
Meeting Adjourns

GUEST/SPOUSE PROGRAM

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.  

  • 1.5 hours door-to-door; Ideal start time 10:30 a.m.
  • Guided escort from resort to each gallery with town highlights and public art en route
  • Private entry into two (2) Laguna Beach galleries
  • Meet two (2) artists to discuss their art and creative process with one (1) art demonstration
  • Opportunity to purchase art direct from the artists
  • Light refreshments and a Laguna Beach souvenir


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

REGISTER TODAY!

Meeting Registration

  • The full meeting registration fee for attendees includes all educational sessions, the Sunday evening Opening Reception, continental breakfasts, luncheons and breaks and Tuesday's Murder Myster Dinner on Queen Mary.
  • Only those individuals who are registered and have a badge may attend conference events.
  • To register, payment must accompany your registration form. No registrations will be processed without payment.

Registration Rates

  • $795 for SWR Institute Members
  • $995 for Non-Members
  • $250 Exhibitor Fee ( Fee will be waived if you are a 2017 Winter Tech Sponsor)

Confirmation Notice

Confirmations will be e-mailed for all registrations received by February 27, 2017. If you have not received your confirmation by February 27, 2017, contact SWR Institute Headquarters at 816.472.7974 or info@swrionline.org.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be made in writing and can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to SWR Institute headquarters.
  • Any cancellations received on or before Feb. 17, 2017, will be honored, but will result in a $50 per person processing charge.
  • There will be no refunds for cancellations received after February 17, 2017.

Hotel Information

Pasea Hotel & Spa
21080 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Reservation Line: 866-478-9702
Book Online!

IMPORTANT
Please make reservations by Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, after which the hotel will release rooms to the general public at higher rates. It is also important to note that the rates quoted above are always subject to room availability, so it’s very important to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Room reservations and hotel charges are the responsibility of the attendee. Special rate of $269 USD for single or double occupancy has been negotiated with the Pasea Hotel & Spa. 

Hotel Taxes & Fees
Resort Fee:  $30.00 per room, room night which includes the following: 

  • Access to Fitness Center
  • One complimentary bottle of Trinitas wine per room per stay*
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout resort for unlimited devices
  • In-room Keurig machine with daily coffee and tea for two guests
  • Two complimentary bottles of water per guestroom replenished daily
  • Web-based access to thousands of online newspapers and magazines via Press Reader
  • Complimentary use of our Hotel's Beach Butler programming including: surfboard storage, beach cruisers, beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels

Guest room rates

Single/Double Occupancy: $269
These rates are applicable from Jan 1 – Feb. 10, 2017.

Reservation Procedures

  • To make reservations online, click here . Please use the group code, SWR Institute  to receive the negotiated group discount rate.  If you need additional assistance, please call 866-478-9702.
  • The hotel prefers that you make reservations online using the special SWR Institute link above and only calling the number if you have issues booking online.
  • NOTE: It is important to make reservations by Friday, Feb.10, 2017, after which the hotel will release rooms to the general public at higher rates. It is also important to note that the rates quoted above are always subject to room availability, so it’s very important to make your reservation just as soon as possible.
  • Check-in time is 4 p.m. Checkout time is noon.
  • The hotel will confirm directly with you. Upon receiving hotel confirmation, you must make changes in hotel accommodations directly with the hotel.


About Pasea Hotel & Spa

Located just steps from the Huntington Beach beach, at the heart of a vibrant and emerging community, Paséa Hotel & Spa is a modern oasis with an unrivaled sense of clean, coastal style and comfort that guests can experience with the sand between their toes. It is modern style. It is coastal comfort. Laid-back luxury with a deep connection to the Huntington Beach surf culture. With 250 spacious guestrooms and suites, almost all with ocean views, Paséa Hotel & Spa is designed to connect guests with nature and bring the warmth and artistry of the destination to life in a vibrant and energizing way.

Paséa is the answer to an ocean dream with an environment that transitions seamlessly from one space to the next. Relax at Aarna, Paséa’s Balinese-inspired spa that will feature both indoor and outdoor treatment areas, setting a new standard for relaxation and rejuvenation. Gather with friends and have a great meal at Tanner’s, Paséa’s signature restaurant with exhibition cooking and communal dining. After dinner, head upstairs for cocktails at the Treehouse Bar overlooking the Pacific Ocean and take in exceptional views of Huntington Beach and epic sunsets.

Whatever your reason for visiting, Paséa Hotel & Spa invites you to come eat, come stay, come play.

Directions to and from LAX Airport

Huntington Beach Food & Shopping

Rainy Day Activities

Parking:
371 Parking Spaces in Garage – encompasses 2 levels

Spa:

Fee for Accessing Spa Facilities:  $25 per day if a treatment if not booked, Complimentary Access if a treatment is booked.

  • Aarna – 5,892 square feet
  • Fitness Center – 1850 square feet
  • 6 standard treatment rooms
  • 1 double treatment rooms
  • 1 signature suite treatment room

Airports:

Orange County John Wayne – 11 miles; 25 minutes

Long Beach  - 19 miles; 30 minutes

Transportation:

SNA/Hotel - $40.00 – Taxi; $32.00 Uber; $24.00 Super Shuttle---one way

LGB/Hotel - $60.00 – Taxi; $25.00 Uber; $40.00 Super Shuttle---one way

Train Station:

Santa Ana Station  - 15 miles – 30 minutes

Visit http://meritagecollection.com/paseahotel/ to find out more about this magnificent hotel

GUEST/SPOUSE PROGRAM

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.  

  • 1.5 hours door-to-door; Ideal start time 10:30 a.m.
  • Guided escort from resort to each gallery with town highlights and public art en route
  • Private entry into two (2) Laguna Beach galleries
  • Meet two (2) artists to discuss their art and creative process with one (1) art demonstration
  • Opportunity to purchase art direct from the artists
  • Light refreshments and a Laguna Beach souvenir


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

SWR Red Simpson Golf Tournament
Monday, March 6, 2017
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
Location: Oak Creek Golf Course

One Golf Club Drive      
Irvine, California 92618
Tel: (949) 653-5300

Cost: $175
Fee includes: Box Lunch, Greens Fee, Cart Fee, Practice Balls, Transportation to the Course 

Cost with clubs: $225
Fee includes: Box Lunch, Greens Fee, Cart Fee, Club Fee, Practice Balls, Transportation to the Course 

To learn more about the course, click here!

Surf City Segway Tour
Monday, March 6th at 2:00pm
90 min Tour
Cost: $125

Surf City Segway features a Segway tour around Huntington Beach, California, the largest beach city in Orange County. The city has a nine-and-a-half-mile stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, and excellent surfing, hence the nickname "Surf City USA." We offer Segway tours for up to six customers at a time. All tours begin with intensive, detailed safety instructions along with a video tutorial.

Customers will pilot the on-road Segway I2 while observing multi-million dollar houses along the beautiful Pacific Ocean, beachgoers playing volleyball on white-sand beaches, and the famous Huntington Beach Pier. This tour averages an hour and a half in duration. 

HISTORY OF OUR TOWN
Huntington Beach, California, was established in 1909 as a large processing plant for crops such as celery and sugar beets, and was later converted into an oil refinery. The local high school's team, the Oilers, is named after the city's natural resource. Our wetlands, which are home to many species of birds and other wildlife, were restored in 2006, costing $110 million to renovate. The wetlands are part of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, which is popular with bird watchers and photographers. There are also campsites in the area that are popular on the Fourth of July and during the US Open Surfing Championship. 

 

Exhibitor Information

SWR Institute has implemented a $250 fee for a tabletop display at our meetings.  Please note that the tabletop fee will be waived for meeting sponsors.

Only those companies who have registered for a tabletop will be allowed to exhibit. Click here to register!

Exhibit Guidelines

  • Tabletop displays only (table area is 6’ x 30”). All products and table display must fit within these parameters.
  • Tables will be located in the general session ballroom where the continental breakfast and breaks will be held and must be unmanned while the educational sessions are in progress.
  • Displays must be set by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, and dismantled by Wednesday, March 8 11 at 1 p.m. The room will be available for set-up on Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. SWR Institute will not be providing security, but the room will be locked when not in use.
  • If you require electricty, please note that when completing your online exhibitor registration form. 


Shipping/Receiving Procedures

 When shipping boxes to the hotel, please address them as follows:

Pasea Hotel & Spa
21080 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Attn: Kyrstan Martin, Director of Events
HOLD FOR ARRIVAL: Nicole Dayoub, SWR Institute – Winter Technical Meeting
Friday, March 3, 2017 through Thursday, March 9, 2017

Shipments are accepted 2 days prior to group arrival.

We've added new sponsorships opportunities with many great benefits and brand awareness for your company. Click here to become a sponsor!

 


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