When & Where

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Northern Ohio Regional Training Center
8499 Leavitt Road
Amherst, OH 44001


  7:30 a.m. – 8:00  a.m.    Check-In / Breakfast & Networking

   8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.    Welcome and Introduction to the Value of Trained Craftworkers

   8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.    PRESENTATION: Approaching Repairs and Alterations to Historic                                           Masonry Structures, Roy Ingraffia, IMI

  9:15 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.    Presentation: Historic Brick Masonry Restoration

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Workshop: Work with apprentices

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   LUNCH/Review: Review of hands on experience and a chance to                                              ask questions in an open discussion working lunch


While the seminar and lunch are free, registration is required.
Space is limited, please register by Monday, January 27, 2020.


Approaching Repairs and Alterations to Historic Masonry Structures          
This presentation will introduce 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.

Mortar History, Replication, & Repointing
Historic Brick Masonry Restoration

This session will focus on understanding the rationale and methodology for repair of historic brick masonry buildings as well as types of appropriate cleaning methods. Particular attention will be paid to late 19th and early 20th century brick, its use in exterior construction, and types of deterioration. Much of what is considered visible deterioration can be attributed to any number of factors including the ways in which the brick was manufactured, how it was used within the construction, associated building materials/features, exposure to weather, and previous maintenance campaigns. The program will provide insight into the more common types of soiling and deterioration phenomenon and specific intervention methods and materials that may be selected for a testing program.

Hands on restoration experience
This is an opportunity to work with trained apprentices on in a work setting on brick restoration mock up walls


Roy J. Ingraffia, Jr., Assoc. AIA, MS, CSI, PA AIC
National Director for Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, 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.

Tom Elliott
Director of Industry and Technical Services, IMI

Tom has worked for three decades in the construction industry in project management, as well as field supervision.

He is a long-standing member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 5 OH. Tom also managed his own mason contracting business, and later worked in the restoration sector of the masonry industry.


Architects, Building Owners, Developers, Engineers, Preservationists, General Contractors, Specifiers, etc., interested in the preservation of buildings and structures. Mason contractor’s signatory to the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers are welcome to attend.

Thank You

For more information contact or call 440-749-0661.



This program meets AIA/CES criteria for 4.0 LU/HSW learning unit, which will be reported directly to AIA.