2017 Fall Technical Meeting

Oct 1 - Oct. 3, 2017
Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Dontcha know! SWR institute is heading North for the 2017 Fall Technical Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held in the heart of downtown Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center where just outside the front door you will find retail, entertainment, restaurants and all of the convenience and excitement the city has to offer. 

Find yourself surrounded by the most prominent professionals in the sealant, waterproofing and restoration industry as you gain first-class networking opportunities. Each day will present new educational content that will keep you at the top of your game; however, it will be anything but your standard meeting. Be prepared for entertaining and fun elements to pop up throughout this two and a half day event! The 2017 Fall Technical Meeting is something that you won’t want to miss!

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Fall Technical Meeting Details

REGISTRATION RATES

SWR Institute Members - $695.00 
Non-Member - $795.00

Single Day - Monday - $450.00 
Single Day - Tuesday - $350.00

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AIA/CES and RCI Credits
Get credit for attending the 2016 Fall Technical Meeting! SWR Institute is a registered AIA/CES and RCI provider.

Meeting Registration and Rates

  • The full meeting registration fee for attendees includes the Sunday and Monday evening receptions, Monday and Tuesday continental breakfasts, luncheons and breaks.
  • Only those individuals who are registered and have a badge may attend conference events.
  • To register, payment must accompany your registration form. No registrations will be processed without payment.

Confirmation Notice
Confirmations will be e-mailed for all registrations received by September 25, 2017. If you have not received your confirmation by September 25,  2017 contact SWR Institute Headquarters.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be made in writing and can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to SWR Institute headquarters.
  • Any cancellations received on or before Sept. 18, 2017 will be honored.
  • There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Sept. 18, 2017

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Minneapolis Marriott City Center boasts unmatched service and luxurious amenities for every welcomed guest. Enjoy access to top Twin City attractions including the Target Center, Minneapolis Convention Center, Target Field and Nicollet Mall. Experience the pulsating energy of a premier downtown location.

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Reservations by Phone: Toll: (877) 303-0104 
Local: (866) 315-9403

Online Reservations: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49103785

Housing Policies

Room reservations and hotel charges are the responsibility of the attendee.  SWR Institute has negotiated the following room rates with the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.  Be sure to book before Sept. 1 and reference "SWRI" if you book over the phone.

The special rate of $159 USD for single or double occupancy has been negotiated with the hotel.

Reservation Procedures

  • All hotel room reservations should be made directly to the hotel’s reservation department by calling Toll: (877) 303-0104  Local: (866) 315-9403 or CLICK HERE to conveniently reserve your room online.
  • When making your reservation please reference “SWR Institue" or "SWRI” in order to receive the negotiated rate.
  • NOTE: It is important to make reservations by September 1, 2017, after which the hotel will release rooms to the general public at higher rates. The rates quoted above are subject to room availability, so it’s very important to make your reservation as soon as possible.
  • Check-in time is 4 p.m. Checkout time is Noon
  • The hotel will confirm directly with you. Upon receiving hotel confirmation, you must make changes in hotel accommodations directly with the hotel.
     

About the Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Experience award-winning style at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, one of the leading downtown Minneapolis hotels boasting unmatched service and luxurious amenities for every welcomed guest. Make yourself at home in our 583 inviting hotel rooms with stunning views of the city skyline, including spacious bi-level suites with art and stylish furnishings, relax in the new M Club Lounge, our flexible 24-hour work space. The traveler who likes to stay active has the chance to invigorate and revive at our Minneapolis hotel's downtown state-of-the-art fitness center for convenient recreation. Plan business functions in over 42,000 square feet of flexible gathering space, or savor the elegant details of renovated banquet halls for a wedding celebration to remember. Enjoy access to top Twin City attractions including the Target Center, Minneapolis Convention Center, Target Field, and Nicollet Mall. Experience the pulsating energy of a premier downtown Minneapolis, MN hotel at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.

Map & Transportation

Things To Do

Hotel Parking Rates

Overnight valet is $40 per night

Self parking is $26.00 per night Sunday – Thursday and $19 per night Friday - Saturday

GUEST/SPOUSE PROGRAM

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sky High Open House 

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

Monday, Oct 2, 2017
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Monday Cocktail Reception

REGISTRATION FEES
$30 - Sky High Open House
$225 - Receptions Only

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES


Leadership Academy 

Where: Minneapolis Marriott City Center
When: Friday, Sept. 29 & Saturday, Sept. 30
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m (both days)
Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.
Lunch: Noon-1:00 p.m.

Course fees are as follows:
Member Rate: $1950
Non-Member Rate: $2450
*OPTIONAL ACTIVITY – (includes 2-day leadership training, i-pad, course materials and breakfast and lunch on Friday, 9/29 and Saturday, 9/30)

Leaders do not direct; they win the team over to their point of view. Leaders do not dictate; they inspire! Leadership development is needed to successfully take charge of your team in today's business world. The Leadership Academy will teach you how to stop managing and start leading; and, as a result, make you a vital part to your organization's future. Investing in leadership development training will help build your company’s leadership fundamentals, which will ensure you are more than likely to have a bright career path ahead of you. Developing the skill set of the modern leader will help your team to thrive within the company and it will help you to achieve your career, and company, goals. It’s time to invest in your company’s future!

Sky High Open House

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Where: Soo-Line Building City Apartments
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $30.00

limited to 50 people - first come, first serve

An off-site cocktail reception at Soo-Line Building City Apartments sponsored by BASF Corporation. Registration fee includes penthouse ticket, transportation to and from the cocktail reception, food and beverages (including alcohol). 

Mingle with fellow SWR Institute members from the rooftop of the historical Soo Line Building.  This venue offers both indoor and outdoor space allowing everyone to enjoy the magnificent views of the city without having to worry about the weather.  

Print Schedule   Print Schedule

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Check back for more detail in the coming weeks!

►Friday., September 29, 2017
7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Leadership Academy at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center 
Leadership development is needed to successfully take charge of your team in today's business world. The Leadership Academy will teach you how to stop managing and start leading; and, as a result, make you a vital part to your organization's future. Investing in leadership development training will help build your company’s leadership fundamentals, which will ensure you are more than likely to have a bright career path ahead of you. Developing the skill set of the modern leader will help your team to thrive within the company and it will help you to achieve your career, and company, goals. It’s time to invest in your company’s future! 

►SAT., September 30, 2017
7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Leadership Academy at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center 

8 a.m. – Noon
Board of Directors Meeting

6 – 8 p.m.
Sky High Open House
Optional Activity – additional fee required
limited to 50 people - first come, first serve

SUN., October 1, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Committee Meetings

  • Membership
  • Program Planning
  • Contractor Selection Tool

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Committee Meetings

  • Technical Resources
  • Training Validation and Training Development
  • Safety

4:30 – 6 p.m.
First Timers’ Orientation and Reception

6 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
 

MON., October 2, 2017

7:30 – 8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8 – 8:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks & President's Welcome

8:10 – 8:30 a.m.
Intro to Minneapolis
Christopher Perego, BASF

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Brett Laureys, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Historic Sealant on a Frank Lloyd Wright Building
Laureys will provide an overview of the renovation of several Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings in the Midwest that spanned 10 years.  The major focus of this presentation will be on the first uses of gun grade silicone sealant on a FLW building in 1958.  You’ll also hear relevant information about sealant performance and also the use of injected molded silicone parts for the restoration. Unique design, SWRI team member approach, and lessons learned will be discussed. 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Projects on Parade

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors 

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Dan Tyler, Pullman SST, Inc., Yasmine Elrashidy, Pullman SST, Inc., & Diane Kaese, Kaese & Lynch Architecture and Engineering
Adaptive Re-use and Restoration of the old Childs’ Restaurant, Coney Island, NY
Pre-Construction started in the fall of 2014. The amphitheater and park opened in the summer of 2016. The remaining restaurant dining room opened in spring of 2017. However, it wasn’t all that easy.  The building was constructed in 1923 and landmarked in 2002.  The building is significant for both its social history related to the restaurant/service industry as well as it’s magnificent terra cotta ornament. It has endured over 90 years of changing tides of man and Mother Nature.  This left the building with deteriorated masonry and steel as well as asbestos, biological growth and other man-made changes.  Restrictions on access to the site narrowed investigation options prior to construction. Replacement materials were specified generically and confirmed after the actual conditions were assessed.  Luckily, construction didn’t yield many physical surprises but rather endless scheduling and supply challenges.  The project team took both traditional and non-traditional approaches to address the numerous challenges presented to complete the project. 

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Kami Farahmanpour, Building Technology Consultants

Conventional and Non-Convention Repair of Curtain Wall Systems
A case history involving non-conventional repairs to a large commercial building curtain wall system will be presented.  These non-conventional repairs included retrofitting the curtain wall system with new custom-extruded external pressure bars and caps to address several issues, correcting displaced mullions, and replacing mechanical louvers integrated into the curtain wall system.  The repairs also included overcladding the feature panels between curtain walls sections with a new system that incorporated an air and water-resistive barrier, and a drainage plane.  The implementation of the project posed several challenges including staging, lead times for custom extrusions and requirements for mock-ups, and working on an occupied office building.  During construction, some of the pre-finished custom extrusions were found to be inadequately coated, causing delays in completing the project.

12:15 – 1:15pm
Lunch

1:15 – 1:25p.m.
Projects on Parade 

1:25 -  2:25 p.m.
Deborah Green, Certified Industrial Hygienist, ATC Group Services LLC
Learn how to keep your workers safe and reduce your liability when working with silica.  Find out what you will need to know to comply with the “Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica in Construction” rule that OSHA plans to start enforcing on Sept. 23, 2017.

2:25 – 2:55 p.m.
New Product Demonstrations
BASF Corporation
Pecora Corporation

Kingfield Construction Products

2:55 – 3:25 p.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

3:25 – 4:55 p.m.
Kelly McBride, Century Building Solutions, Inc. 
Technical Clearinghouse

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

TUES., October 3, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 – 8:35 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Town Hall Meeting

8:35 – 9:20 a.m.
Laurie Baedke, Advisor and Consultant and Tim McGill, Jr. – McGill Restoration 
The Business Case for Culture:
What the heck is culture and why does it matter?  This practical and interactive presentation explores the connection between employee engagement, performance, and safety. We’ll look at research on what drives employee engagement. And, we’ll open the playbook from one company who invested in culture branding and is reaping the competitive advantage of a thriving culture, aggressive growth, and powerful business rewards.   

9:20 – 10:20 a.m.
Paul Douglas, Aeris Weather Services 
What’s Going on with the Weather?

10:20 – 10:50 a.m.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:50 – 11:50
Bad Weather…. Now What?
Learn how a panel of industry professionals monitor and adapt to the ever-changing weather to ensure continued progression of their projects and crews.   

11:50 a.m. – Noon
General Session Closing Remarks

Noon – 1pm
Lunch

1 – 3:00 p.m.
Hot Topic Breakout Sessions

  • Contracts/Estimating
  • Millennials in the Workplace
  • Good Bid List

3:00 p.m.
Meeting Adjourns

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

The cost to exhibit is $250 unless you are a meeting sponsor.  Tabletops for sponsors are complimentary.

Please note: This hotel has special shipping requirements for exhibitors so please read thoroughly.

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Exhibit Guidelines

  1. Tabletop displays only (table area is 6’ x 30”). All products and table display must fit within these parameters
  2. Tables will be located in the general session Ballroom 3-4 where the continental breakfast and breaks will be held and must be unmanned while the educational sessions are in progress.
  3. Displays must be set by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 and dismantled by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The room will be available for set-up on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. SWR Institute will not be providing security, but the room will be locked when not in use.
  4. Complete Exhibitor Credit Card Form. If form is not completed, hotel will hold boxes until nethod of payment is provided.

  5. Your shipping label must read as follows

     

    Guest/Client Name
    Hold for: SWR Institute Fall Tech; Arrival/Event Date
    Minneapolis Marriott City Center
    30 South 7th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

             

Get your company’s brand in front of the decision makers in the sealant, waterproofing and restoration industry by being a meeting sponsor.  Click the link below to view the list of options or feel free to contact us at (816) 472-7974 to discuss the options in more detail. We can also customize sponsorships to meet your marketing objectives.

Click here to view and select the sponsorship options.


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