Steve Bolognese

Steve Bolognese

about the speaker


Mr. Bolognese has a diverse background in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (today UMASS Lowell) and is also a union journeyman bricklayer and a 42 year member of the International Union of bricklayers and Allied Craftworks (BAC) Local 3 MA. Steve has also worked in the New England area as a masonry products distributor working with architects and engineers. He worked as a technical sales representative for the Spaulding Brick Company in Massachusetts and was the General Manager for the Consolidated Brick Company. In those roles, he represented more than 60 different manufacturers of ace brick from all over the United States as well as many other masonry related products. He is a member of The Masonry Society. In 2012, Steve worked with MIT professor John Ochsendorf on the Guastavino Vault exhibit at the Boston Public Library. Steve has been the regional director for Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire for the International Masonry Institute (IMI) since 1991.

Description: This presentation addresses the movement characteristics of vertical masonry wall systems. Focus is on best practice for design and construction of expansion and control joints to accommodate and/or restrict masonry material movement. It does not address sealant or backer rod selection.

chattanooga - wednesday, march 21, 2018

Time: Registration-11:00am, Seminar/Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Chattanooga Resource Development Center, 1250 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
RSVP: Ella Chatwell 423-488-9900 OR
Sponsor: AIA Chattanooga


Time: Registration-11:00am, Seminar/Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604
RSVP: Alan Renfro 423-926-1811 OR
Sponsor: AIA Tri-City

 Dan Siteman

Dan Siteman

about the speaker


Mr. Siteman is a member of BAC with 15 years of experience in bricklaying, and PCC work. Key interests include constructibility, structural systems, material science, and weatherproofing systems. He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Rowan University and a Bachelor of Physics from Stockton University.

Kingsport - Monday, April 9, 2018

Time: Registration-11:00am, Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm, Seminar 1:30pm-3:00pm
Location: TN Building Codes Officials Show, Marriott Meadowview Hotel, 1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport, TN 37660
RSVP: No registration required
Sponsor: Masonry Institute of Tennessee

csi Nashville - Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Time: Registration-11:00am, Seminar/Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Southland Brick & Block 3643 Trousdale Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
RSVP: Melanie Kenney
Sponsor: Southland Brick & Block


about the speaker


Mr. Bachenski has over 25 years of construction industry experience in architecture, construction, marketing, and sales. He is a committee member of the NY Building Congress and Public Building Committee and also a member of the Building Enclosure Council of New York City. John received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University and also completed the Rome Italy Architecture program.

csi Knoxville - Thursday, June 8, 2018

Time: Registration-11:00am, Seminar/Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn - Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
RSVP: Suzan Jordan
Sponsor: Masonry Institute of Tennessee