The 2019 WCA Fall Convention

September 12 – 15, 2019
Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
Myrtle Beach, SC

Scroll down for the full Convention schedule.

$325 for Members
$275 for Invited Prospective Member

Registration fee includes your attendance at all educational presentations, the Friday night Awards Banquet for you and your spouse/guest and the Saturday night event at Medieval Times.

When you register, you will also be able to sign up and pay for all the activities at the Fall Convention including the Ladies Brunch, the Golf Tournament, the Sporting Clay Shoot, the Annual Awards Banquet and Saturday night at Medieval Times.

OR you can VIEW & PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM to pay by check and submit your registration by mail.


Room rates (single/double) are: $161.00; plus 13% taxes.


Or Call the Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes direct at 1-800-228-9290 and request the WCA Group rooms/rate.

The negotiated room block at the Marriott is on a first come, first served basis, ends August 12, 2019 and will likely sell out. We recommend booking your room early.

WCA dues for 2019 need to be paid before you register to attend the Fall Convention as a member.  If you haven’t already, you can PAY YOUR DUES online.


Golf at Arcadian Shores presented by:

Sport Shoot at Backwoods Quail Club

Saturday Night Dinner at Medieval Times
presented by:

Thursday, September 12, 2019

3:00 p.m. WCA Board of Directors Meeting

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Room Open

6:00 p.m. New Member Welcome

Friday, September 13, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Table Top Displays
Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome, Intros and Announcements
Sarah Thaxton, WCA President

8:15 – 9:15 a.m. PROGRAM SESSION #1
Cold Fluid Applied Masonry Waterproofing: Truths and Myths
Harry J. Lubitz, CSI, CDT, IIBEC
Architectural Sales Director, United Gilsonite Laboratory

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PROGRAM SESSION #2
Project Profiles and Discussion:  Grouting and Water Leakage Control
Monica Rourke

12:00 noon WCA Ladies Lunch

12:30 p.m. WCA Annual Fall Golf Tournament
Arcadian Shores Golf Club (tee-time 12:45)
Box lunch at course with 2 drink tickets. No personal coolers; cash beverage carts on course.

12:30 p.m. Annual WCA Fall Sporting Clays Shoot
Backwoods Quail Club
Lunch and ammo provided at club. Bring your own guns, ear & eye protection.

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Annual Awards Banquet

6:30 p.m. Bar Opens (two drink tickets per adult; then cash bar; soft drinks free)
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner, Annual Awards & Door Prize Extravaganza

9:00 p.m. – Midnight Hospitality Room Re-Opens

Saturday, September 14, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Table Top Displays
Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. WCA Annual Business Meeting / Election of 2019 Board of Directors
Sarah Thaxton, WCA President

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PROGRAM SESSION #3
What happens now?  Construction Issues for Consideration and Debate
Jim Rains, FAIA, CSI – Architect
Rains Studio, PA

9:35 – 10:35 a.m. PROGRAM SESSION #4
Developing an Effective Training Program
Dave Fuller – Technical Services Lead
BASF Construction Systems

10:35 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. PROGRAM SESSION #5
Legal and Legislative Update
Todd Jones – Attorney at Law
Anderson Jones Attorneys

11:45 a.m. Golf & Shoot Awards/Prizes followed by Adjournment

1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Free Time /Hospitality Room Open

5:30 p.m. Bus leaves Hotel to Medieval Times

6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Medieval Times (dinner and show)

9:00 p.m. Bus returns to Hotel

9:30 p.m. – Midnight Hospitality Suite Re-Opens

Sunday, September 15, 2018

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Board Meeting w/ Breakfast