Wednesday, April 17, 2019

10:30 am – 11:00 am Check-in & Seating
11:00 am –   1:00 pm Seminar & Lunch
  1:00 pm –   2:00 pm Hands-on activity


BAC Training Center
5420 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428


While the seminar is free, registration (on the right) is required. 
Space is limited, please register by Friday, April 15, 2019. 


Masonry Restoration Day  

This session will focus on understanding the rationale and methodology for condition assessment and the repair and restoration of historic stone masonry buildings. The program will provide insight into common types of deterioration and material behavior along with specific intervention and repair methods and materials as well as methods for cleaning historic masonry. This presentation will also go into case studies including the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, PA and the MN State Capital restoration project. Hands on stations will allow for designers to physically apply mortar to bricks and apply stone patching material to stone with help of masons to further develop their understanding of the skill and craft involved.


Chelsea Ames
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Chelsea Ames, AIA, Senior Associate at WJE Minneapolis, specializes in the evaluation and repair of building enclosure systems from design detailing through construction observation. Her technical peer reviews focus on enclosure detailing for performance, constructability, and durability in both contemporary and historic buildings.

Angela Bateson
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Angela Bateson, Assoc. AIA, Associate III at WJE Minneapolis, specializes in forensic architecture; the evaluation of failures in building enclosures and subsequent repair design.. Her work focuses on historic and existing structures, although her background at a traditional architectural design firm also lends perspective to detailing for contemporary buildings.

Ed Gerns
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Ed Gerns, RAβ€― is Principal with the Chicago office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and more than 28 years of experience related to the investigation and repair of historic masonry buildings. He has performed evaluations of historic masonry facades and overseen preparation of documents and construction period services for the repair of numerous masonry clad buildings throughout the United States.


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


For more information contact Mark Swanson at (612) 332-2214 or

Continuing Education

Continuing_EducationThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 3 LU/HSW learning unit, which will be reported directly to AIA.