Thursday, March 15, 2018

8:00am – 8:30am Check in
8:30am – 3:30pm Seminar and Hands-on

Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks provided throughout the day!


IMI Training Facility
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #1 (BAC1) Oregon & SW Washington
12812 NE Marx Street
Portland, OR 97230


While the hands-on seminar is free, registration (on the right) is required. Space is limited to the first 25 attendees that sign up, please register as soon as possible and before March 8, 2018.  


Masonry Flashing Hands-On Workshop 

Properly installed masonry flashing is one of the most critical factors in diverting moisture outward through weep openings as it collects in the wall cavity space. Since the flashing system is comprised of many components, an installation failure of any one of the components can lead to a multitude of problems within the building enclosure and ultimately could lead to damaging the integrity of the masonry system. Knowledge of flashing products, how they should be installed and designed is critical for a successful masonry wall assembly.

This masonry flashing hands-on program will:
1. Explain the basics of masonry flashing
2. Illustrate factors that contribute to moisture inside a cavity wall
3. Describe proper flashing installation and why it is important especially at transitions
4. Learn how to install masonry flashings while laying up some brick and mortar 


Amy Lamb Woods is the International Masonry Institute’s (IMI) Portland Director of Technical Education and a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. With a background combining architecture, historic preservation, and civil engineering materials. Amy has over 18 years of experience in the field of forensic engineering for building materials, specializing in both historic and contemporary structures. She has conducted facade investigations with materials like brick, terra cotta, stone, concrete, terrazzo, and stucco, and is interested in projects involving the investigation and repair of historic masonry and concrete materials. Amy has a BS in Architecture, MA in Architecture Historic Preservation, and MS in Civil Engineering Building Materials with a focus on cement chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Shawn Lenczowski is the current Apprenticeship Coordinator for the Oregon and SW Washington Mason Trades JATC and has been instructing for the apprenticeship since 2009. He has worked his way up from starting his Finisher Apprenticeship in 1999 and continued with the Bricklayer Apprenticeship in 2001. He became a Journeyman Bricklayer and Foreman in 2004. Shawn’s construction industry certifications include: Osha 500 Certificate, Osha 502 Train the Trainer 1926 Construction Standards, MSHA Certification, American Heart First Aid/CPR, Grout Certification Train the Trainer, SCP 1 Train the Trainer, ICP-year 2, ICP-year 3, ICP-year 4, Scaffold User Fabricated Frame/Suspended Scaffold User, Boom and Scissor Lift Train the Trainer, Disaster Site Worker Train the Trainer, Osha 10 Certificate, and Rigging and Signaling Train the Trainer.

Derek Neikes is the current Apprenticeship Instructor for the Oregon and SW Washington Mason Trades JATC. He has been instructing for 3 to 4 class a year since 2012. He has been a member of Bricklayers and Allied craftworkers Local #1 since 1989. He started as a 60% Brick apprentice and worked his way to a Journeyman in 1993. He became a Forman in 1995 and has ran work for multiple companies in his career. Derek’s construction industry certifications include: OSHA 10/30, Grout Certification, Boom and Scissor Lift, Forklift, Rigging and Signaling Certification, as well as First Aid/CPR, Scaffold User Fabricated Frame and Suspended Scaffolds.


While this seminar will be geared towards Architects, Engineers, Owners, Facility Managers, Developers, and other Industry-Related Firms are also welcome.

Thank You

Thank you to the organizations that teamed together to make this event possible, including BAC Union Labor Leaders, IMI and International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF) leaders, Apprentice Coordinators, and BAC Signatory Contractors. 

For more information contact Amy Woods at 503.329.3339 or

Continuing Education

Continuing_EducationThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 6 LU/HSW learning units, which will be reported directly to AIA.