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Monday, January 23, 2023

8:00–9:30 a.m. – State of the State
50 Years of the State Building Code—Past, Present, and Future

Scott McLellan, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

The year 2022 marks 50 years that the Minnesota State Building Code has existed to regulate the safe use of buildings and structures. To commemorate this milestone, this presentation will discuss the development of the code and the code enforcement profession since its beginning in 1972; highlight the progress that has been made to date; discuss the future of the industry including technologies, codes, building materials, etc.

9:45–11:15 a.m. – Residential Building Contractor Licensing and Enforcement

Sean O’Neil, MN Department of Labor and Industry

This session provides an overview of Minnesota’s residential building contractor licensing requirements and DLI’s enforcement authority. It is designed to encourage attendee participation with time for questions and answers.

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. – Lunch Break

12:15–3:30p.m. – Panel: Permits, Inspection, and Beyond – Roundtable

Dennis Schilling, Emily Schmitz, Kimberlee Blaeser

  • Expiration of Permits:
    • Procedures of when and what building permits should expire.
    • How many times and how should you notify the building permit holder that their permit will expire?
  • Decks:
    • What items are required for a complete building permit application for the plan review?
    • What types of deck footing are allowed?
    • Setback requirements?
  • Plumbing Permit Requirements: Replacement vs New Fixtures
    • When is a plumbing permit required?
    • What submittals are required for a plumbing permit?
    • What are the different plumbing inspections?
  • Zoning permits:
    • Platforms
    • Accessory structures
    • Swimming Pools
  • Open floor discussion