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When:  Sep 10, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CT)
Where:   Allianz Field, 400 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul, MN, 55104, US

When & Where

Allianz Field
400 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104

Sep 10, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (CT)



This program will be registered with AIA CES for HSW and LU credit. Pending AIA approval, credits may be granted for attendance. Sign in at the meeting with your AIA number in order to receive credit.

Enclosing a Local Landmark: Construction of the Allianz Field Envelope

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

The construction of Allianz Field, the new home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United Soccer team, was a landmark project for many reasons, not the least of which is the building’s iconic design and use of leading-edge materials. The construction team responded to the challenge of building a local landmark by establishing a robust quality management system that included a multiple mockups, a thorough enclosure review process, extensive testing, and layers of on-site observations to ensure that the enclosure systems would not compromise the durability, maintainabilty, and performance of the building envelope system.


Members - $0.00
Non-Members - $45.00
Registration ends on Monday, September 2nd, 2019


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & Presentation 
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Q&A / Brief overview of stadium from meeting area


Allianz Field
Brew Hall
400 Snelling Ave N
St Paul, MN 55104


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Allianz Stadium Map


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Chris Bubser
Senior Technical Architect

Chris Bubser has spent half his career in architecture and half in construction, but has always gravitated towards the technical side of the industry. Chris has had the good fortune to work on a wide variety of commercial and residential building types around the midwest. While a Quality Manager at Mortenson Construction, he was responsible for setting up and managing all aspects of the QA/QC process on project sites, but specialized in coordinating building enclosure systems. Chris is currently a Senior Technical Architect at LHB, where he oversees document quality and detailing for their K-12 Education studio. He is Past-Chair of the Building Enclosure Council of Minnesota.

Kevin Larson
Senior Project Manager
Olympic Companies


Kevin Larson is a Senior Project Manager for Olympic Companies in Minneapolis, MN. Specializing in large scale commercial work, Kevin has been responsible for many of Olympics’ largest and most high profile projects around the Midwest. Kevin has also managed several historical restoration projects. Kevin was presented the National Project of the Year Award by the American Public Works Association, APWA for the Paramount Theatre Restoration Project in Cedar Rapids, IA. In the construction industry for 38 years, Kevin has a reputation as a leader and has served on national technical committees for the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI). He is also an active member of CSI, NFPA and ASTM. At Allianz Field, Olympic was responsible for interior and exterior framing adn sheathing, weather resistive barriers, and exterior insulation.

Mark Needham
Assistant Project Manager
Mortenson Construction

Mark Needham is an assistant project manager at Mortenson Construction with 7 years industry experience across multiple project types including federal, healthcare, corporate, and sports facilities. Significant projects include the Sanford Fargo Medical Center and Allianz Field.
Mark was responsible for the enclosure scopes (exterior wall systems, roofing, and glazing systems) at Allianz Field from the buyout process through completion. This included the safety program, quality, scheduling, construction of mockups, and testing.


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Madison Silva