Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  8:00 am –   8:30 am        Check in/Breakfast
  8:30 am –   8:50 am        Cleveland Façade Inspection Ordinance
  8:50 am –   9:50 am        Mortar History and Repointing 
  9:50 am – 10:00 am        Break
10:00 am – 11:00 am        Masonry Restoration Techniques
11:00 am – 11:10 am        Break
11:10 am – 12:10 pm        Restoration Cleaning
12:10 pm – 12:30 pm        Lunch is Served
12:30 pm –   1:30 pm        Masonry Repair and Restoration


Pipefitters Local 120-Walsh Auditorium
6305 Halle Drive 
Valley View, Ohio 44125


While the seminar is free, registration (on the right) is required.           


Mortar History and Repointing
Roy Ingraffia
Repointing projects are among the most frequently performed maintenance on historic masonry buildings. Repointing a building can prevent unwanted moisture infiltration and prolong the performance of the building, however if an inappropriate mortar is used, the building can be put at risk. This session focuses on the importance of understanding traditional building methods and properties of historic and contemporary mortars. Performing proper mortar analysis and understanding the original construction techniques are the first step in the selection and specification of appropriate mortar formulations for repointing campaigns.

Masonry Restoration Techniques
Zak Beach
In this presentation, we will highlight and demonstrate proper application to prevent failures and have an open discussion on best masonry practices, with a focus on Jahn. We will also cover advancements in product development.

Restoration Cleaning: Turning Back the Hands of Time
Matt Stickler
This program will provide a comprehensive look, at the tools and techniques of cleaning historic architecture. “Restoration Cleaning” categorizes types of containments. It compares and contrasts abrasive, water and chemical cleaning. The program concludes with 10 “must know” tips for successful restoration cleaning.

Cleveland's Façade Ordinance - What Does It Mean for You?
Kurtis Taylor
On June 6, 2016 the Cleveland City Council adopted the Cleveland Façade Ordinance.  We will cover what this means for Building Owners, Contractors and Engineers and Architects.  Who can perform the inspections. What needs to be inspected and reported on including an in-depth look at ASTM E2270, which the ordinance refers to as the guideline for inspections. As well as associated penalties for not completing the inspections.

Masonry Repair and Restoration of Early 20th Century Transitional Masonry Buildings
Roy Ingraffia
This presentation will focus on the performance issues associated with early 20th century masonry buildings and considerations for repairs. A historical overview of building design and detailing from that time period as well as a discussion of the associated material properties will provide the basis for understanding the types of problems that lead to visible deterioration. Particular attention will be paid to “transitional buildings”, which include mass masonry walls that contain embedded steel and veneer anchorage systems. Insight will be presented on ways in which these original building materials interact over time and the proper methodology for selecting proper repairs. Specific information will be provided on repair materials and techniques that are suitable for these types of buildings and their construction types.



Roy Ingraffia
International Masonry Institute (IMI)
Roy is an Associate of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).He is an Architectural Conservator with experience in design and contracting capacities and his professional work has primarily focused on the preservation of historic masonry structures through research of traditional materials/methods and development of contemporary restoration techniques. In addition to his work with IMI, Roy teaches the Masonry Conservation Seminar within the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania and currently chairs the board of the Association for Preservation Technology-Delaware Valley Chapter.

Zachary Beach
Cathedral Stone Products
Zachary Beach has been the inside sales representative for Cathedral Stone Products for over 2 years. He is responsible for sales local to the Maryland manufacturing plant as well as call areas without local representation.

Kurtis Taylor
Taylor Consulting Group (TCG)
Kurtis is a licensed professional engineer. His experience includes engineering oversight, design review, drawing approval, structural evaluation and analysis of the building envelope, existing buildings, parking structures and plazas. He is proficient in the design of various repair options, estimating repair costs, preparation of report/construction documents, and construction administration. He is proficient in the design of various wall systems including brick masonry, stone, terra-cotta, granite, as well as all construction types of parking structures, plazas, and asphalt parking lots.

Matt Stickler
Technical Marketing Services
Matt is the Principal owner of Technical Marketing Services, Inc. a manufacture Representative Marketing Company that provides technical sales and service to the construction industry through education to contractors, Architects and Engineers. Technical Marketing Services’ team is composed of 5 team members who help carry out their mission of providing technical services to their customers. Matt has been working in the construction industry for over 15 years, with primary experience in construction chemicals such as Sealers, form release agents, bond breakers, decorative concrete products, hardeners, and protective treatments, and masonry chemicals and products. He has presented hundreds of educational seminars on concrete and masonry products to thousands of contractors, Architects, Engineers and other professional service people. He is a member of the CSI, ICRI, BEC, and is a CFM in the ASFPM.


Architects, Structural Engineers, Facility Managers, Construction Managers, Owners, Developers, BAC Signatory Contractors and BAC Members

Thank You

For more information contact Tom Elliott at (440)986-2260  or


Continuing Education

Continuing_EducationThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 4 LU/HSW learning units, which will be reported directly to AIA.