AIBO Mechanical Track

CEs are noted below each course description.

                             

January 14

8:00 a.m.–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.

State of Minnesota CEs are pending.

9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

What Is the 2015 Minnesota Energy Code?

John Smith, Michaud Cooley Erickson Engineering

This session will address some of the key requirements of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) requirements contained in the 2015 Minnesota Commercial Energy Code, including provisions from both the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1. It will focus on the code items that are commonly misunderstood or often misinterpreted, and it will be presented in a simple to understand format.

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

12:15–1:45 p.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.

2:00–3:30 p.m.

Nuts and Bolts of Radon Mitigation Systems

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

This session will address specific installation requirements of passive radon control systems according to the Minnesota building code, as well as radon mitigation standards and practices for existing buildings according to 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 provide an in-depth overview of the current provisions that apply to newly constructed homes, along with the new requirements that pertain to radon measurement professionals, radon mitigation companies, and radon mitigation professionals.

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

January 15

8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Understanding Installations of VRF Systems and Hydronic Systems

Shawn Donovan, Mondale and Associates

This session will be discussing residential and commercial VRF/minisplit system installation practices meeting code and manufactures requirements; Also hydronic installations including tankless boilers and new pump systems driven by new energy codes.

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

January 16

8:00–11:15 a.m.

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation 2018 IBC Mixed

Matt Ystad and Joe Birchill, Accurex

An overview of kitchen ventilation design by looking at pertinent codes, and means to achieve a safe, comfortable, and effective food production environment. This session will focus on "Ceiling-down" kitchen design and components, including hood sizing, controls, fire systems, make-up air design, and installation. The presentation will shift focus to components of a commercial kitchen ventilation system to those typically on the roof, and in mechanical rooms. We will discuss exhaust fans and make-up air units, by looking at types, features, and installation requirements. Additionally, the presentation will cover pre-manufactured grease duct and pollution control units, in terms of installation, application, and requirements.

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

12:15–3:30 p.m.

Life Safety Dampers: Protecting Duct and Air Transfer Openings

Richard Peksa, Greenheck

This course will focus on the proper installation and code requirements that apply to life safety dampers. The dampers covered in this course are Ceiling Radiation, Fire, Smoke and Combination Fire-Smoke Dampers. Along with installation, the maintenance and testing of these dampers will be covered.

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