Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 6, 2019

1:00 – 2:30 PM 
Committee Meetings   
  • Membership
  • Training Validation
  • Technical Resources
2:30 – 4:00 PM 
Committee Meetings   
  • Program Planning
  • Safety
  • Product Validation
5:00 - 6:00 PM
First Timer Orientation and Reception  
First time attendees and their ambassadors are invited to this intimate orientation and reception. First timers will hear important information about the Institute and how to get the most out of their membership and meeting attendance.  
6:00 – 8:00 PM 
Opening Reception        
SWR Institute Opening Receptions are always a great time!  Newcomers get to know other members and returning attendees are always happy to see the friends and business colleagues they've met throughout the years.  Exceptional cuisine and cocktails are just the icing on the cake.  
Monday, October 7, 2019

7:30 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors   
8:00 – 8:10 AM
President’s Opening Remarks   
8:10 – 8:30 AM
Jed Daniel, WXProofing, LLC
Intro to Charleston
Learn more about Charleston and all it has to offer.
8:30 – 9:40 AM
Keynote – Gene Marks, Marks Group PC
Beyond 2020
The most successful business executives, owners, managers and leaders have this one thing in common: they are always looking ahead. They’re executing their plans for the current year. But now they’re thinking of the years to come. How will they navigate their company through potential economic downturns? What impact will the 2020 elections have on their company and industry? What investments should they be making? What technologies should they be considering? If you’re a business leader than it’s your job to also be thinking ahead. That’s because you have people that are relying on you for their livelihoods: your employees, your customers, your partners, your suppliers…and all of their families. They are counting on your leadership to ensure that your company will grow and prosper through whatever challenges the universe throws at you! Gene, a business owner, CPA, author and longtime regular business columnist for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Hill, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Forbes Magazine will share the tactics, strategies and ideas that hundreds of business leaders he knows are carrying out to grow their companies beyond 2020. Using the most current events and up to date information, Gene will be sharing with you the latest political, economic and technology trends that will be affecting your business this year and beyond 2020 and actions for meeting those challenges.

9:40 – 10:00 AM
Jennifer Crane & Nicole Dayoub - SWR Institute 
SWR Institute Member Resources Update
Hear about new resources being rolled out and reminded about some that you may have forgotten about.  
10:00 – 10:30 AM           
Coffee Break with Exhibitors     
10:30 – 11:15 AM
Dunja Vla – Wiss, Janey, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Avoiding Failures of Waterproofing and Sealing Systems
Main causes of failures are selection of improper systems for existing conditions, inadequate surface preparation, ambient conditions, quality of materials and mistakes during the installation. Examples from ten different projects will illustrate failures of waterproofing membranes, sealants and joints seal installations and conditions that led to these failures. Included will be exterior facades, parking garages, plazas, exterior sidewalks and slabs over occupied spaces.
11:15 AM - Noon
Kelly Streeter and Kristen Olson – Alta Access
Rope Access in Restoration: Capabilities and Challenges
This presentation will introduce various access methods available to the commercial construction industry, focusing on a slightly uncommon, but increasingly popular one, Industrial Rope Access.  The benefits and limitations of performing restoration work from rope will be explored with in-depth case studies, offering access solutions to builder owners, general contractors, and the like.
Noon – 1:15 PM               
1:15 – 2:00 PM 
Richard Cook, Jr. – The Building Envelope Enclosure Group
Hurricane Hugo: Thirty Years Later and the Effects on the Building Envelope
Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston (the Lowcountry) on September 21, 1989 almost 30 years ago.  Walking around Charleston, you would not easily see the affects, but with your “expert” eyes and knowledge of our industry, it was easy to say that Hurricane Hugo was the start to many significant changes in the Building Envelope Industry. This presentation will highlight many of these changes over the last 30 years, from the codes, as well as the systems/products we use.
2:00 – 2:45 PM 
Bill Leonhard – Allied Waterproofing and Christopher Kottra - BTC
474 N. Lake Shore Drive - Parking Garage Renovation & Expansion Joint Repairs
Our Trinity-Award winning restoration initiative at 474 N. Lake Shore Drive was broad and included many work items.  Chiefly among those were providing dust enclosures for a 13-story structure, performing all manner of concrete patch repairs, replacing expansion joints, installing sealant and Traffic-Bearing Membrane, and finishing with line-striping.  Even though these conditions evolved and interrupted our schedule, we were still able to return the garage to ownership two weeks early.
2:45 – 2:55 PM
Jessica Maguire – Safety Committee Chair 
Safety Committee Update
Hear about new and existing SWR Institute safety resources that you can use to train your team.
2:55 – 3:05
Cindy Raffio, Metro Caulking & Waterproofing
Update on SWR Institute Award Programs 
3:05 – 3:30 PM
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
3:30 – 4:00 PM 
Projects on Parade
1.  Bill Chessick, Culbertson Restoration Limited
     The Met Philadelphia - Repair Mortars and Customized Coating
2.  John Lambert, Jr., Stone Restoration of America
     Overcladding Beach Cove, North Myrtle Beach, SC
3.  Jeremy Boyer, Lupini Construction, Inc.
     State Tower Building, Syracuse, NY
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Carolina Cocktail Hour 
Wind down and catch up with fellow SWRI'ers before heading out to enjoy the city of Charleston.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
8:00 – 8:30 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors   
8:30 – 8:35 AM
Opening Remarks           
8:35 – 9:20 AM
Laurie Wells – Old World Stone Ltd.
Tracery Window Replacement - Oklahoma City, OK
In 2017, a weather event known as a micro-burst impacted the First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City, causing its beautiful west window to bow inwards 16 inches, cracking or fracturing every stone tracery unit.  Old World Stone 3-D scanned the damaged window and painstakingly rebuilt each piece using robotic milling, CNC routing and the manual talents of their stone masons.  Once shipped to Oklahoma City, these units were carefully installed by Al Slattery Masonry, Inc., and the new stone tracery window is now fully assembled.  The south tracery window of First Presbyterian, also damaged in the micro-burst, is currently in production.
With her characteristic enthusiasm, lecturer Laurie Wells takes the listener through the process of restoring the spectacular west tracery window and shares her wealth of knowledge about the modern melding of ancient stone-masonry skills with rapidly evolving technology.
9:20 – 9:30
Cindy Raffio - Metro Caulking and Waterproofing and SWR Institute Past President
Awards’ Committee –Changes to the Trinity Award and the Addition of the Award of Excellence
Learn about the changes made to the Trinity Awards Program and about an exciting new award for contractors.  
9:30 – 10:15 AM              
Matthew Sherman – SGH and Shawn Quinn, Jr. -  Quinn Construction
Revitalization of the University of Notre Dame Stadium
The University of Notre Dame recently undertook an expansion and enhancement of its historic Stadium and the surrounding area.  As part of that work, the university committed to preserving the Stadium’s legacy while enhancing the fan experience.  This presentation will explain how this project incorporated waterproofing and sealant repairs and upgrades, concrete repairs, water management features, aesthetic improvements, and fan enhancements to help the University meet their goals for the project.
Through close coordination of the University, Suppliers, Engineer, Contractor, and multiple other parties, the project was successfully implemented using pre-engineering, on-the-fly adjustments and responses to changing conditions, and hard work.
10:15 – 10:45 AM           
Coffee Break with Exhibitors     
10:45 – 11:30 AM
Frank Halsey – Mid-Continental Restoration Company, Inc.
Rachel Will - Wiss, Janey, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Water Infiltration: Understanding Expectations and Intent
The Jackson Condominium Exterior Façade Repair was an historic masonry repair project that included many challenges, including Owner expectations of “waterproof”, along with a 10-year warranty.  Learn how a close review of the contract language prevented potential complications, and how Mid-Continental Restoration and Wiss, Janney Elstner worked together to overcome unexpected challenges, and satisfy high expectations. 
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
New Product Presentations       
Spot 1 Filled: Tower Sealants
Spot 2 Filled:  AVM Industries Inc.
Spot 3 Filled: Sika Corporation
Spot 4 Filled: Helifix, Inc. (A division of Halfen USA)
12:10 – 1:15 PM               
1:15 – 1:45 PM 
Projects on Parade
1.  Jed Daniel, WxProofing, LLC
     JMU Champions Deck Waterproofing Repairs / Harrisonburg, VA
2.  Sara Cole and Dan Tyler, PULLMAN
      390 Madison Avenue Parking Garage and ICCP Installation
3.  Frank Duarte & Kelton Villavicencio, Keystone Waterproofing & Restoration, LLC
     Deck Coating - 4544 Columbus Street - Challenges and Lessons Learned
1:45 – 2:55 PM 
Moderators: Scott Hoppenworth, Spray-O-Bond Company and Scott Lupini, Lupini Construction
Technical Clearinghouse
This in an open dialogue format where questions and answers come from the audience.  Hoppenworth and Lupini will get the session started and we ask attendees to come prepared with questions.  If you have a challenge or issue, this is the place for you to get input from other experts in the industry.  
2:55 – 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks
3:00 PM
Meeting Adjourns