Schedule of Events

2024 Winter Technical Meeting
Schedule of Events
SAT., Feb 17, 2024
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Board of Directors Meeting
SUN., Feb 18, 2024
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Committee Meetings
  • Membership - Heitman - 4th Floor of Hotel - Membership Committee Agenda
  • Program Planning - Edison - 4th Floor of Hotel - Program Planning Committee Agenda
  • Validation - Langford - 4th Floor of Hotel - Validation Committee Agenda
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Committee Meetings
  • Technical Resources - Edison - 4th Floor of Hotel - Technical Resource Committee Agenda
  • Safety - Heitman - 4th Floor of Hotel - Safety Committee Agenda
4-5 p.m.
Past President’s Reception
5 – 6 p.m.
First Timers’ Reception
6 – 8 p.m.
Opening Reception - Pool Deck – Hotel 4th Floor
Dress Attire:
Business Casual
MON., Feb 19, 2024
General Session will take place in Caloosa Ballroom C – Caloosa Convention Center
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors - Caloosa Ballroom A – Caloosa Convention Center
8 – 8:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks and President's Welcome

8:10 – 8:55 a.m.
Matt Butler, Nic MacDonagh, EDS, Andy Bell, Pecora Corporation and Tommy Williams, KEIM Mineral Coatings of America, Inc.
Sugartop Resort - The Last of its Kind
Sugartop Resort is a building that is over 5K feet above sea level on top of a mountain called - Sugar Mountain just outside Banner Elk NC. A law was created after it was built because of it called the "mountain ridge protection act." Basically stating that a building of this size and height will never be allowed to be built again in the Carolina's.   
Challenges- MOTHER NATURE! weather was unpredictable just about every day. High winds that would get up to over 50-60 mph. Almost tropical storm type winds. Cold weather. Sporadic rain storms. The weather at the base of the mountain could be calm and sunny.  When you drive up to the job site on top of the mountain it would be total opposite at times. Difficulty accessing the building to make repairs. Huge boulders were sometimes with in feet of our drop zones for our swing stage equipment. 

8:55 – 9:40 a.m.
Mike Fritz, Alta Access
Robert Forrer, Spray-O-Bond

Fairfield Inn Milwaukee: A Case Study In Modernizing The Restoration Process
Collaboration of Contractor and Digital Documentation Technology Firm to utilize 3D Scanning and Digital Modeling services to streamline the production of replacement terra cotta units. Bond Façade Services and Vertical Access VA4D team up in a technology initiative to combine rope access, high resolution digital scanning and modeling services with restoration skills to change the standard process of replacement material acquisition and façade documentation. Together, BOND and VA were able to generate 3D models and façade conditions survey deliverables which are being used in construction documents, scope increases, historic tax credit documentation and specific unit re-design to streamline the constructability of the restoration. The presentation will show the timeline from original bidding and negotiated awarding of the project to the collaboration of the two firms to produce a final scope that tripled the amount of replacement units while offering dramatic cost savings to the Owner

9:40 – 9:50 a.m.
Committee Speed Dating

9:50 – 10:00 a.m.
Manufacturer Presentation
John D'Annunzio, 
Innovative Waterproofing Solutions
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors - Caloosa Ballroom A – Caloosa Convention Center
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Navigating the Ever Changing Landscape of Distribution - Distributor Forum
Panelist: Martin Harrell, Beacon Building Products & John Barnett, Silicone Specialties, Inc. 
Moderators: Dan Cain, GDA Contractors & Al Morris, PROSOCO, Inc.

We know this is a hot topic, so we want to provide our members the opportunity to ask questions and address their concerns to two prominent distributors, Martin Harrell, Beacon Building Products & John Barnett, Silicone Specialities, Inc. Have a question you want to ask? Email Nicole Dayoub
11:30 – 11:40 a.m.
Manufacturer’s Presentation
Andrew Derenski‚Äč, GCP

11:40 a.m. - Meeting Adjourns
Afternoon Optional Activities - click here to view Monday Optional Activity Details
Where to meet for bus transportation:
Edwards Drive, immediately in front of the Luminary Hotel. 
  • Golf Tournament - The Club at Renaissance
    • 1pm Shotgun
    • Buses depart hotel at Noon, or as soon as the session breaks on Monday. 
  • Backyard Social - click here to check out venue
    • 1-4pm
    • Buses depart hotel at 12:30pm and return from event 4pm
TUES., Feb 20, 2024
General Session will take place in Caloosa Ballroom C – Caloosa Convention Center
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors - Caloosa Ballroom A – Caloosa Convention Center
8:00– 8:05 a.m.
Opening Remarks
8:05– 8:15a.m.
Town Hall Meeting and Board Elections
8:15 – 8:25 a.m.
Rolling off Board Member Recognition
8:25 - 8:55 a.m.
Pass the Gavel Ceremony

8:55– 9:10 a.m.
Project Award’s Ceremony
9:10 – 9:55 a.m.
Matt Dougherty, Walker Consultants
Marina Place Condominiums Rehabilitation – Water Intrusion and Structural Strengthening
With a mid-rise condominium building nearly 40 years old, there are certain challenges faced when it comes to maintaining the structure. For years, this 7 story condominium located in Dunedin, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico had been dealing with significant water intrusion, especially with the significant storms and hurricanes that impact the gulf coast of Florida. This presentation will dive into the assessment performed by Walker Consultants to determine the source of the water. We also will review our recommendations for repair and detail our construction documents that were developed to address the issues uncovered.

The construction administration phase is always a challenge with any project however, with a building of this age, various issues can be uncovered during repair construction, from the building not being constructed per the as-built drawings to the building code at the time of original construction. In this case, what started as a water intrusion project turned into a massive structural strengthening project to the existing exterior CMU walls. This presentation will conclude with how to deal with unexpected issues during construction and proper communication. 
9:55 – 10:05 a.m.
Manufacturer Presentation
Mark Chew, ICC

10:05– 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors - Caloosa Ballroom A – Caloosa Convention Center
10:30– 11:15 a.m.
Jay Thomas, Structural Group
Maintaining Structural Safety - Avoiding Collapse, Structural Deficiencies, and Construction Defects
Successful construction Safety Programs are founded on procedures, training, pre-planning, and commitment to our employee’s well being. One safety topic that is equally important and often not taught to those who build structures. is Structural Safety. Catastrophic failures or structural deficiencies on concrete projects has become all too common. Attendees will learn the most common structural errors to avoid on a job site, basic design principles and the typical signs of structural distress.
11:15 a.m. – Noon
Michael Bernhard & Segun Jimi-Salami, Metro Caulking & Waterproofing
Delray Beach Market - Below Grade and Blindside Waterproofing - Choose your Traffic Coating

Delray Beach Market was designed as a food hall where visitors could connect and satisfy any craving or craft cocktails. A unique and playful destination for gathering and soaking in the coastal flavors of this quirky urban beach town. It has a large open first floor with a mezzanine and a basement for kitchen areas.

Challenges with Blindside and Sheet waterproofing. Installing and tying these systems together.
How technology has helped mixed use of Traffic Coating Systems. Job was done during Covid.

Noon - 12:10 p.m.
Golf Awards
Meeting Adjourns at 12:10
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Pass the Gavel Party - 5 min walk from hotel
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center click here to check out venue
Dress Attire: Dressy Resort Casual
collared shirts and dress shoes for men, and cocktail dresses or dressy separates for women

WED., Feb 21, 2024
General Session will take place in Caloosa Ballroom C – Caloosa Convention Center
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors - Caloosa Ballroom A – Caloosa Convention Center
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Steve Bentz, BECS, Matt Sibila, Coon Restoration & Sealants, Inc., Greg Frank, Coon Restoration & Sealants, Inc. & Mike Childress, Sika Corporation
NASA Dome Repairs
Nasa Dome at the Neil Armstrong Testing Facility in Sandusky, OH. Coon Restoration was hired to perform coating removal, concrete patching, and installation of a new coating to the dome. Access to this project was complicated. We will go into the special swing stages that we had to use to perform this work: the anchors' testing at the top of the dome. We will discuss The issues with coating removal and coating application at a 130’ tall dome in a windy area of Ohio.
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
The Clearinghouse
Moderator: Robert Forrer, Spray-O-Bond Company
10:15 - 10:20 a.m.
Closing Remarks 


Meeting Adjourns at 10:20 a.m.

Attendee List