Tuesday, October 9, 2018

  8:45 am Introductions
  9:00 am Restoration Case Studies
10:00 am Principles of Cleaning & Protecting Masonry Construction
11:00 am Qualifications & Standards for Masonry Restoration
12:00 pm Lunch and Exhibitor Area
  1:00 pm Helical Ties Applications
  2:00 pm Through-Wall Flashing
                Compatibility Sustainability and Performance 


BAC Local 5 PA
733 Firehouse Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17111      


While the seminar is free, registration (on the right) is required. 
Space is limited, please register by Friday, October 5, 2018.

Program Descriptions

Restoration Case Studies
Michael, Schuller, P.E. FTMS FAPT, Atkinson-Noland & Associates
Masonry restoration projects are sometimes difficult and complex, and surprises often arise during construction. Two case studies will be presented in this seminar: the first addressing restoration and repair of a 1960-era brick veneer cavity wall system, and the second describing a project to strengthen historic brick construction. The process of restoring and retrofitting masonry will be followed in both case studies, including discussion of nondestructive evaluation and in-place testing methods used to evaluate existing construction, the general design process, and implementation by the contracting team. We will also talk about difficulties encountered during each project and what lessons were learned throughout. 

Principles of Cleaning & Protecting Masonry Construction
Sarah B. Holder, Prosoco
This presentation is intended to provide the principles of cleaning and protecting new and historic masonry construction. When planning a cleaning campaign, people often select a product according to the staining or soiling on the building.  While this process is correct in part, this practice does not include consideration of the substrate that is being cleaned and often leads to the selection of an inappropriate product. This, in conjunction with the marketing misnomers of “green clean” or “one cleaner for everything” can result in catastrophic, irreparable damage to your historic masonry. During this session, you will learn how to identify your substrate, discuss typical staining and soiling mechanisms, and learn the protocols for cleaning and protecting masonry. Participants will learn procedures to develop their cleaning campaign and plan for continued maintenance of their masonry construction.

Qualifications & Standards for Masonry Restoration
Maria Viteri, AIA, International Masonry Institute
Restoration projects require a unique understanding of the materials and practices to best outline a process for repair. This presentation will discuss installation practices and qualifications that will improve the project’s outcome and future sustainability. 

Lunch and Exhibitor Area
Contractors and materials suppliers will be available to highlight their services for the restoration industry.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about specific materials through exhibitor interaction.  Lunch will be provided. 

Helical Ties & Applications
John Montecalvo, Thor Helical USA
This talk will cover what helical ties are, why they are used, the history of Thor, First Generation vs Second Generation helical products, why its not a good idea to install helical ties in mortar joints, and why certified training is so vital in the installation of helical products.

Through-Wall Flashing Compatibility Sustainability and Performance
Meagan Elfert CSI, CDT, York Manufacturing
Understanding the performance characteristics, the recycled/recyclable content, ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials.  


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

Thank You

For more information on exhibiting please contact Maria Viteri at mviteri@imiweb.org 

Continuing Education

Continuing_EducationThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 5 LU/HSW learning unit, which will be reported directly to AIA.