AIBO Building Track

CE's are listed under each course.

January 14 

8—9:30 a.m.

State of the State

Scott McKown, Scott McLellan, State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry−Construction Codes and Licensing Division

This session will address important issues that affect building officials, code enforcement personnel and other construction industry professionals in Minnesota.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, Manufactured Home Installer, Plumbing, Water Conditioning, Electrical, and Elevator.

9:45-11:15 a.m.

New Radon Licensing Rules Overview

Josh Kerber, Minnesota Department of Health; Don Sivigny, State of Minnesota DLI-CCLD

This session will address the new radon licensing rules in Minnesota that become effective on January 1st, 2019 and apply to individuals that conduct radon measurement, individuals and companies that install radon mitigation systems and companies that perform radon analysis. It will cover the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) rules, standards, pertinent codes, discuss how mitigation systems work, how to design mitigation systems and what code officials need to know about radon systems in new and existing homes.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.


Factory Built and Modular Structures

Herman Hauglid, Larry Johnson, State of Minnesota DLI-CCLD

This session will address various structures such as manufactured (mobile) homes, prefabricated buildings, industrialized modular buildings and how to identify them, what they are built to, who inspects them and what needs to be done at the site of occupancy. It will also cover recreational vehicles, campers, park model trailers, shipping container boxes, tiny homes and other structures that may be used for temporary or permanent occupancy.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

9:45 a.m–3:30 p.m.

Understanding the Roles of Participants in Emergency Response to Catastrophic Damage

Doug Fell, Walker Consultants

This course addresses how to deal with catastrophic damage to structures after a natural disaster. The roles of various participants of a catastrophic event will be introduced and there will be a focus on the adaptability of building departments to meet the high demands to address the situation. This session will also cover the many different entities that become engaged in the emergency response and especially the importance of involving experienced structural engineers to assess structural stability in the built environment.

This course has been approved for 5.25 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

12:15-1:45 p.m.

Commercial Energy Code Building Envelope Requirements

Russ Landry, Center for Energy and Environment

This session will cover the key requirements for the building thermal envelope contained in the 2015 Minnesota Commercial Energy Code, including provisions from both the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1. It will address R values, U factors, window area & orientation, sub slab insulation and other applicable items. In addition, the results of energy code compliance support programs will be reviewed and discussed so that the attendees will gain an understanding of priorities to look for during plan review and inspections.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials.


Understanding Soil and Foundation Requirements for Manufactured Structures

Herman Hauglid, Larry Johnson, State of Minnesota DLI-CCLD

During this course the attendees will learn the importance of evaluating soil types and determining the bearing capacity of soils so that footing size and spacing can be calculated for manufactured (HUD) homes and other similar structures. In addition, the frost depth requirements will be covered along with the application of frost protected foundations and how they can be used in lieu of conventional foundation systems.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

2:00–3:30 p.m.

Commercial Energy Code Lighting Provisions Hot Topics

Jeff Boumeester, Graybar

This session will cover lighting efficiency and lighting control system requirements of the 2015 Minnesota Commercial Energy Code, including provisions from both the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1. In addition, the functional testing and commissioning requirements for these system will be addressed, including lessons learned since implementation of the current code in Minnesota.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials.
 

Alterations of Existing Manufactured (HUD) Homes

Herman Hauglid, Randy Vogt, State of Minnesota DLI-CCLD

This course will address the alterations and repairs of existing manufactured homes that were originally built to HUD regulations CFR 3280. It will cover what is considered an alteration, who is allowed to perform the alteration and when plan reviews and permits are required.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and 1.75 Code 2 Hours for Manufactured Home Installers.

January 15

8:00—9:30 a.m.

Firestop from an Inspection Standpoint

Dick La Fond, PE, American Engineering Testing, Inc.

An overview of firestop special inspections. Course will focus on code mandates, risk categories and building occupancies requiring code mandated firestop inspections and the inspection process.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials.

8:00–11:15 a.m.

Introduction to the 2015 Minnesota Accessibility Code and Key Criteria

Karen Gridley, State of Minnesota DLI-CCLD

This course will provide an introductory overview of the Minnesota Accessibility Code, highlighting the basic criteria of the 2015 Minnesota Accessibility Code including accessible routes, accessible entrances and accessible parking, drinking fountains, toilet and bathing rooms, dining/drinking areas and the 20% rule.

This course has been approved for 3.5 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

SIPS Science

Don Jahnke, Extreme Panel

Market forces as well as Building Code requirements continue to encourage innovations in materials and methods of construction. Structural Insulated Panels were first used over 80 years ago, but the benefits are truly gaining traction in today’s construction environment. Understand how they are made, assembled, reviewed and inspected from a leading industry professional. An open forum for questions and answers will balance out a day long opportunity to learn more about a product that is becoming more prevalent throughout residential and commercial construction.

This course has been approved for 3.5 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Concrete and Reinforcing Steel Observations

Rob Flickinger, Thomas Venema, PE, American Engineering Testing, Inc.

An overview of the special inspections of concrete. Topics include IBC code requirements, reading plans, precast systems and weather protection requirements.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials.

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Structural Steel Observations

Dave Fitterer, Rob Flickinger, American Engineering Testing, Inc.

An overview of structural steel. Topics include code mandates, required inspections, field inspections and shop inspections.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials.

12:15–3:30 p.m.

Advanced Accessibility for Group R Occupancies Covered Under the 2015 Minnesota Accessibility Code

Karen Gridley, State of Minnesota DLI-CCLD

This course will highlight accessibility requirements for IBC Group-R (residential) occupancies including Accessible Units and Type A and Type B Units, as well as review the “20% rule” as it applies to existing residential buildings. This course will include more advanced discussion; having a basic understanding of the Minnesota Accessibility Code will be helpful for attendees.

This course has been approved for 3.5 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

2:00–3:30 p.m.

Soils and the Building Code

Rob Flickinger, Thomas Venema, PE, American Engineering Testing, Inc.

An overview of soils inspections. Topics include IBC required soil inspections, soil classification, geotechnical reports, deep foundation systems and frost protection requirements.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

January 16

8-11:15 a.m.

ICC-Approved

2018 IBC Mixed Occupancies

Doug Thornburg, International Code Council

Based on the provisions of IBC Section 508, this seminar addresses those special requirements applicable to buildings containing two or more occupancy classifications. The three mixed- occupancy options are presented along with examples and exercises that illustrate the proper application of the provisions.

This course has been approved for 3.5 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials.

 

The Remodeling Conundrum: When the Order Matters!

Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota

Home remodeling offers so many opportunities for energy improvement. However, some measures or upgrades come with potential harm to the building or the occupant. How do we know when that risk will be minimal or when it might push the house "over the cliff"? When does the "order matter" and how do we communicate that to the owner? This session will look at both robust and risky approaches to home remodeling and will close with the “Best of NorthernSTAR”, a systems-guided retrofit of a 1-1/2 story home in north Minneapolis supported by DOE's Building America program.

This course has been approved for 3.5 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Evaluating Residential Structural Distresses and Commonly Overlooked Code Items

Craig Oswell, Oswell Engineering and Consulting

The objective of this session is for the attendees to gain a better understanding of the structural provisions of the Minnesota Residential Code. This course will review many residential case studies of foundation and framing structural distresses including what the issue was, why it happened and what was done to repair the deficiency. In addition, the inspector’s role in plan review and inspections will be covered, along with responsibilities of the contractor and structural engineer when corrective measures are implemented.

This course has been approved for 7.0 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

 

12:15-3:30 p.m.

ICC-Approved

2018 IBC Exit Systems

Doug Thornburg, International Code Council

This seminar focuses on IBC Chapter 10 means of egress components that are defined and regulated as “exits.” These components, defined in Chapter 2, are considered as high-level elements that provide a considerable degree of occupant protection within the means of egress system. The exit discharge provisions will also be discussed.

This course has been approved for 3.5 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials.

 

Ventilation: The Many Sides of Air!

Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota

This session will focus on best practices for whole house ventilation in cold climates. However, ventilation in a home doesn’t happen in a vacuum. There are four types of air that must be properly managed in design and in operation. In addition to ventilation air, there is circulation air, make-up air, and combustion air. While each is important they also interact and potentially interfere with one another, especially in tighter homes. The session will define each and and explore best practices that will fit with the modern house and their occupants.

This course has been approved for 3.5 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Manufactured Home Installers, and 1 Code Hour and 2.5 Non-Code Hours for Residential Contractors.

January 17

8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

ICC Approved

2018 IBC and IFC Fire Protection Systems

Kevin Scott, International Code Council

This seminar is designed to guide participants through the 2018 IFC requirements related to fire protection systems (Chapter 9). These requirements include suppression systems, standpipe systems, automatic fire alarm systems, automatic detection systems and additional fire protection assemblies.

This course has been approved for 7.0 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials.


Analysis of IRC Changes: 2012–2018

Greg Karow, City of Winona

This 1 day presentation will address the substantial changes from the 2012 through the 2018 IRC. Included will be the current 2012 language and changes to the 2015 IRC which is integrated into the 2018 IRC. Changes will be formatted into an easy side by side comparison of the current code and the new code as well as commentary to assist in the informational process. The intended audience is building inspectors, building officials, designers, architects, and others with a vested interest in the industry.

This course has been approved for 7.0 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.
 

Profession of a Code Official

Andy Schreder and Jeff Pleski, Rum River Construction Consultants

For those new to the industry and those looking for a “refresher” of who we are and what we do. Discussions on Code requirements and how we meet them. Professional conduct, through plan review and site inspections.

This course has been approved for 7.0 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.
 

On-Site Septic Systems

Sara Heger, University of Minnesota; Steve Oscarson, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

This presentation will cover the critical components of design review and new system inspection procedures. It will also discuss how changes in water use impacts system design and management. The second half of the presentation will provide updates on research occurring in Minnesota related to septic systems as well as provide an update from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on policy and rule changes. You must register separately for this course.

This course has been approved for 7.0 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, Manufactured Home Installers, Plumbing, and Water Conditioning.

This course has also been approved for 3.0 Direct credits and 3.0 Related Continuing Education credits for SSTS certification requirements from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

January 18

8:00-9:30 a.m.

Deck Framing

Curt Johnson, Simpson Strong-Tie

Building a deck is about more than wood, fasteners and connectors. It's about the experiences and connections that happen between people while enjoying the outdoors. A deck must be designed to support the weight of people. It's also about deck codes, load path, post to the deck, post-base connectors, guards and stair rails.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

8:00-11:15 a.m.

Legal Aspects of Code Administration

Jeff Carson, Carson, Clelland and Schreder

Real and perceived liability is often misunderstood and underestimated. Legal Aspects of Code Administration discussed by a Municipal Attorney sheds insight into how a Building Department is perceived by the general public, elected officials as well as municipal administration.

This course has been approved for 3.5 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

 

Wall Bracing Essentials for Field Inspectors

Scott Qualle, MNSPECT

We will discuss the requirements of and reasons for the Wall Bracing Section of the MN Residential Code, along with construction methods and tips for what to look for when performing field inspections. (Please note the change from 7 CEs to 3.5 CEs.)

State of Minnesota CEs are pending.


8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Advanced Houses That Work

Andrew Oding, Energy and Environmental Building Alliance

In this full day session, participants will learn that the complex changes in home design, building materials, mechanical systems, appliances, code compliance and consumer lifestyles and expectations make every builder, supplier, and trade contractor’s job more demanding. We will cover the basics of building science and how it is applied to create high performance homes, and we will address critical home performance elements that exist as a system and are part of energy efficient homes. The fundamentals of building science - air, heat and moisture flow – will be outlined and applied to help participants make better choices with respect to construction materials and methods.

This course has been approved for 7.0 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Manufactured Home Installers, and 1 Code Hour and 6 Non-Code Hours for Residential Contractors.

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Connector Challenges and Solutions for Today’s Wood Frame Commercial Construction

Curt Johnson, Simpson Strong-Tie

Items discussed include: Challenging connections and fasteners, new fastener applications hold down systems, 4-5 story wood frame construction rod systems, and shear wall anchorage.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials.

12:15–3:30 p.m.

Building Inspector Roundtable

Brian Grudem, City of Rochester; Todd Hoekstra, City of Minneapolis; Scott Qualle, MNSPECT; Cindy Shilts, City of Stillwater; Scott Wheeler, State of Minnesota DLICCLD

During this session, five building inspectors will participate in a roundtable discussion on residential and commercial building code topics. Each inspector will spend approximately 10 minutes at the beginning covering “hot topics” that are being dealt with in their jurisdiction, and the rest of the time will be used to answer questions from the audience.

This course has been approved for 3.5 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials and Manufactured Home Installers.

 

Truss Design, Review, and Inspections

Adam Barthel, City of Coon Rapids

Metal plate connected trusses make up a large portion of the structural elements of most wood frame buildings. Learn first hand the required design criteria, and how to best review and inspect both floor and wood trusses. Emphasis on reading and understanding Truss Design Drawings for efficient use during plan review as well as field inspections.

This course has been approved for 3.5 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, and Manufactured Home Installers.

 

Chemicals and Control Areas

Roger "Lars" Larson, BWBR

This session will review chemicals, documentation, categories,  and use of information. It will also cover control areas, hazardous materials, use of tables, and explosion control.

State of Minnesota CEs are pending.