Thursday, September 28, 2017

5:00 – 5:30 pm Registration/Dinner
5:30 – 6:30 pm Presentation 1
6:30 – 7:00 pm Vendor Visits
7:00 – 8:00 pm Presentation 2


AIA Portland, Large Gallery
403 NW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209


While the seminar and dinner are free, registration is required. 
Space is limited, please register early. 
Deadline for registration is September 25, 2017.


Approaching Repairs and Alterations to Historic Masonry Structures
Roy Ingraffia, Jr., Assoc. AIA, MS, CSI, PA AIC
International Masonry Institute 

This presentation will provide an introduction to the various types of historic masonry materials and assemblages and offer insight into their original design and function. A historical overview of building design will cover mass masonry construction, transitional masonry construction, and the evolution of cavity wall construction. These masonry types will be compared and contrasted to contemporary masonry structures and high performing masonry enclosures. In addition, focus will be paid to the material properties that comprise these masonry systems and understanding the types of problems that may lead to visible deterioration. Insight will be presented on ways in which these original building materials interact over time and the proper methodology for selecting proper repairs.
The program will conclude with a discussion on the types of design and construction professionals that might be assembled to address the needs of a project.

Enhancing Seismic Performance of Unreinforced Masonry
Michael P. Schuller, P.E., Principal
Atkison-Noland & Assoc., Inc

Unreinforced masonry is vulnerable to earthquake damage, and changes in how engineers evaluate seismic risk has led to requirements to strengthen buildings in many parts of the U.S. The seminar will concentrate on different techniques for enhancing masonry strength and ductility, illustrated with case studies showing how the methods are implemented. Common procedures for retrofitting masonry including installation of internal reinforcing steel, grout injection, parapet bracing, and overlays reinforced with steel or FRP will be discussed to show some of the most effective approaches for enhancing masonry seismic performance.


Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Construction Managers, Owners, Developers, BAC Signatory Contractors, BAC Members, and all Industry-Related Firms.

Thank You

For more information contact Dawn Lafey at (301) 291-2110 or


aia_continuing_ed.gifThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 2.5 LU/HSW learning units, which will be reported directly to AIA.