Building − AIBO 2021

CE approval information will be added after the description of each class as we receive them.

Building

Monday, January 11, 2021

8:00–9:30 a.m. − State of the State

Scott McLellan, Scott McKown, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Session will provide division and legislative updates as well as a discussion on Fee-for-Service and Wedding Barn Code compliance.

This course has been approved for 1.75 hours: Building Officials, Residential Contractors, Manufactured Home Installers, Electrical, Plumbing, Water Conditioning, and Elevator in the State of Minnesota; 0.15 CEUs for ICC


9:45–11:15 a.m. − Introduction to Electronic Plan Review

Emily Bolles, Jennifer Nissen, Samantha Dengerud, University of Minnesota

Introduction to Electronic Plan review outlines the process from drawing up plans to submitting for review and finally permit issuance. Tracking the plan from design to review to field utilization.

This course has been approved for 1.75 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.15 CEUs for ICC


9:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m. − From Building Science to Control Layers to High-Performance Enclosures

Pat Huelman, University of Minnesota

High-performance enclosure systems are fundamental to efficient, durable, healthy, and sustainable homes. In this course we will dive into key building science fundamentals along with the critical functions and attributes of the four key control layers: thermal, water, air, and vapor. Then, using these principles, we will look at leading high-performance enclosure strategies and applications for Zero Energy Ready Homes. The session will highlight robust, efficient, and affordable slab, foundation, and roof assemblies along with case studies of three high-performance wall systems.

This course has been approved for 5.25 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.45 CEUs for ICC


9:45–11:15 a.m. − Understanding the Building Code for Special Event Centers

Scott McKown, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Session will help on how to properly classify the occupancy of special event centers and to properly apply the building code to these unique venues.

This course has been approved for 1.75 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.15 CEUs for ICC


12:15–3:30 p.m. − Remote Inspection Practices

Thaddeus Arrowsmith, Arrow PC

Demands on inspection scheduling and concerns for protecting public health have driven inspections to be done via various electronic platforms. Options and examples will be discussed with emphasis on shared experiences.

This course has been approved for 3.50 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.30 CEUs for ICC


12:15–3:30 p.m. − OSHA Overview

Kyle Casey, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

This course includes an OSHA overview and general jobsite safety information.

This course has been approved for 3.50 hours: Building Officials, Manufactured Home Installers, and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.30 CEUs for ICC

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. − 2020 Minnesota Accessibility Update

Karen Grindley, Greg Metz, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

This course will highlight accessibility requirements found in the 2020 edition of Minnesota Rule 1341 for Accessibility, including existing and new amendments. Elements covered will include accessible route, accessible parking, toilet rooms, service counters, dwelling and sleeping units, recreational facilities, signage, and existing buildings.

This course has been approved for 7.00 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.60 CEUs for ICC


8:00–9:30 a.m. − Concrete Materials

Joshua Edwards, Minnesota Concrete Council

Contrary to popular belief, concrete and cement are not the same thing; cement is just a component of concrete. Concrete is made up of three basic components: water, aggregate (rock, sand, or gravel) and Portland cement. This combination, or concrete mix, will be poured and harden into the durable material with which we are all familiar. This presentation will cover the basics of concrete materials as well as touch on some brief history and where the ready-mix concrete industry is today.

Josh Edwards, PE, is a Professional Engineer and vice-president of Engineering & Aggregates at AVR, Inc. & Affiliates. He holds bachelor and master of science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Josh has over 15 years of experience in concrete construction, materials testing, and related applications. He serves as president and Education Committee chair for the Minnesota Concrete Council and is responsible for scheduling all the educational presentations throughout the year.

This course has been approved for 1.75 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.15 CEUs for ICC


9:45–11:15 a.m. − Concrete Testing and Special Inspections

Alfred Gardiner, Minnesota Concrete Council

Anyone who has watched a building under construction can appreciate its complexity and sophistication. Occasionally, inspection and testing requirements occur that the local code official may not be qualified or experienced to address, so third-party assistance is needed. The model building codes address this need through a specific requirement for structural tests and “special” inspections. A special inspection can be required for materials, installation, fabrication, erection or placement of components and connections where special expertise is needed. This presentation will cover basic concrete testing requirements, special inspection requirements, and some common testing related issues.

Alfred Gardiner, PE, is Concrete Technical Leader and principal engineer for Braun Intertec, where he oversees investigations in concrete and cement related products. He is responsible for trouble shooting issues on construction projects, concrete material failure analysis, concrete material design issues, and petrographic services on concrete, grouts and aggregates. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in from the University of Ottawa. He is a member of ASTM C09 and past chair of ACI committee 221 − Aggregates.


12:15–1:45 p.m. − Concrete Slabs and New Reinforcing Technologies

John Lee, Minnesota Concrete Council

Concrete slab on grade construction is constantly evolving. Whether it is an interior industrial slab or exterior paving, engineers, contractors and materials suppliers are utilizing many new technologies and systems that result in better forming concrete slabs. This presentation will discuss concrete thicknesses design, cracking, and proper jointing and reinforcing techniques. It will also cover some new technologies in concrete fibers and composite reinforcing bars.

John Lee is currently the Director of Business Development for Cemstone Products Company, approaching 30 years of experience in the construction industry. John works with contractors, designers, and owners in finding new and innovative ways to use concrete for buildings and pavements. Prior to Cemstone, John worked for Element Materials Technology as an engineer focusing on the evaluation of post-installed concrete anchors. John is a graduate of the U of M and a registered professional engineer in MN, WI, IA, NC, and FL.

This course has been approved for 1.75 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.15 CEUs for ICC


2:00–3:30 p.m. − Advantages of Concrete for Low- to Mid-Rise Construction

Chad Regnier, Donn Thompson, Minnesota Concrete Council

Look around, and you’ll see many five- to seven-story projects being built today with one or two floors of concrete supporting up to five floors of steel or wood frame. These “pedestal” projects are assumed to be the cheapest way to build, while longer-term ownership implications of these designs are not well understood. This presentation dispels the myths that are driving the popularity of pedestal construction and demonstrates the long-term high-performance, value, and resilience that building with various concrete systems can provide.

Chad Regnier is president of Concrete Inc. in Saint Cloud, MN. Concrete Inc. is a commercial concrete contractor that has been installing ICFs since 2006. Chad and his team have built ICF projects in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Donn C. Thompson is the senior director of Building Innovation for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Based in Kenosha, WI, he supports the Build with Strength program, demonstrating the first-cost and long-term advantages of ready mixed concrete building systems throughout eight Midwest states. A licensed architect and LEED-accredited, Donn has over 20 years of practical experience in design and construction.

This course has been approved for 1.75 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.15 CEUs for ICC

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

8:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m. − DLI/CCLD Conservation Code and Mechanical Code Update

Greg Metz, Mike Bunnell, Chris Rosival, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

If your work involves a great deal of commercial additions and remodeling of existing buildings, then this session is for you. The DLI/CCLD team will take a practical approach to navigating the Minnesota Conservation Code for Existing Buildings significant changes, including storm shelters for schools, and the Minnesota Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code significant changes.  The DLI/CCLD team will address areas that frequently confuse both designers and code officials, common alternative design methods, and practical application of DLI/CCLD policies. Bring your books, ready to note the margins and ask questions

This course has been approved for 7.00 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.60 CEUs for ICC

 

8:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m. − 2018 IBC Performing Nonstructural Plan Reviews Day 1

John Gibson, International Code Council

Participants will be better able to understand and apply the requirements of the 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®) regarding the knowledge of performing a nonstructural plan review. When you complete this seminar, you will be able to determine whether a given set of building plans complies with the outlined requirements of the 2018 IBC. The topics covered in this course are not all-inclusive. Selected topics that mirror the plan review record are included and additional topics applicable to most construction projects are covered. Prior to performing any part of a nonstructural plan review, the plan reviewer should read all provisions of the required chapters and determine the applicability of the provisions on a project-by-project basis.


8:00−11:15 a.m. − Residential Energy, Dwelling as a System

Ed VonThoma, Building Knowledge, Inc.

Today's residential structures consist of many components, but act like a system. The envelope, mechanical systems and occupants have a considerable effect on the building, its durability and performance.

This course has been approved for 1 hour Code/energy and 2.50 hours Other: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.30 CEUs for ICC


12:15−3:30 p.m. − Key Commercial Energy Code Compliance and Review Issues

Russ Landry, Di Sui, Center for Environment and Energy, Minnesota

A comprehensive breakdown of commercial energy code. A personal quick reference guide will be included for all participants.

This course has been approved for 1 hour Code/energy and 2.50 hours Other: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.30 CEUs for ICC

Thursday, January 14, 2021

8:00−11:15 a.m. − Inspector Round Table (Commercial)

Kyle Klatke, City of Brooklyn Park; Greg Karow, City of Winona; Clayton Talbot, University of Minnesota; Todd Hoekstra, City of Minneapolis

During this session, four building inspectors will participate in a roundtable discussion on commercial building code topics. Each inspector will spend approximately 25 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 3.50 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.30 CEUs for ICC


8:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m. − Deck Construction under the 2020 MN Residential Code

Steve Shold, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

In the 2020 Residential Code, there are many new sections and provisions for prescriptive deck construction. We will look at all the components of a deck and what the updated code says about them. We will also address proper hardware selection and installation, proper selection and identification of treated material, and highlight alternate ledger connections based on the type of flooring system in a home.

This course has been approved for 7.00 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.60 CEUs for ICC

 

8:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m. − 2018 IBC Performing Nonstructural Plan Reviews Day 2

John Gibson, International Code Council

Participants will be better able to understand and apply the requirements of the 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®) regarding the knowledge of performing a nonstructural plan review. When you complete this seminar, you will be able to determine whether a given set of building plans complies with the outlined requirements of the 2018 IBC. The topics covered in this course are not all-inclusive. Selected topics that mirror the plan review record are included and additional topics applicable to most construction projects are covered. Prior to performing any part of a nonstructural plan review, the plan reviewer should read all provisions of the required chapters and determine the applicability of the provisions on a project-by-project basis.


12:15−3:30 p.m. − Inspector Round Table (Residential)

Peter Kulczyk, City of Minneapolis; John Schmidt, City of Chaska; Joel McPherson, City of Brooklyn Park; Greg Karow, City of Winona

During this session, four building inspectors will participate in a roundtable discussion on residential and commercial building code topics. Each inspector will spend approximately 30 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 3.50 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.30 CEUs for ICC

Friday, January 15, 2021

8:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m. − On-Site Septic Systems

David Gustafson, University of Minnesota

In this full-day session, we will first discuss how the MPCA/UMN partnership molds Chapter 7080 and the UMN program. We will also discuss Chapter 7080 design requirements and how some requirements are not being included in designs and how to gather those missing requirements as well as look at the processes involved in expanding systems. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will also be discussing their programs upcoming focus and challenges and we will end with a question and answer session.

This course has been approved for 7.00 hours: Building Officials, Manufactured Home Installers, and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.60 CEUs for ICC


8:00−11:15 a.m. − Protecting Duct and Air Transfer Openings

Rich Walke, Creative Technology Inc.

This program provides a detailed look at the requirements of the 2018 International Building / Mechanical Codes for protection of duct and air transfer opening in fire-resistance-rated assemblies. It will cover the methods of protecting ducts and air transfer openings using fire, smoke, combination, corridor and ceiling radiation dampers, along with the other code prescribed methods. The program includes a discussion of code requirements, the referenced standards, the process of testing dampers, the installation methods, the available methods of demonstrating code compliance, tips for inspecting the installation of dampers and annual maintenance requirements.

This course has been approved for 3.50 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.30 CEUs for ICC

 

8:00−11:15 a.m. − Engineered Wood Products, Tall Walls and 2020 Code

Mark Weegman, Weyerhaeuser

Structural design demands have increased while lumber strength properties have declined. This inverse relationship emphasizes the need for adequate solutions for all structural considerations. The course will first discuss Engineered wood Products (EWP) design basics as well as recent code related issues that provide challenges for today's construction. Topics include installation/connections of structural members, large point loads, plate loads, plate overhang, and the recent bracing requirements of the new MN code. The second half of this class will detail the effect of both vertical and lateral loads on a structure. We will address proper design and connections for columns, headers, and studs based on end-use location and material used. The course will also incorporate some of the recent code changes that affect today's tall walls.

This course has been approved for 3.50 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota


12:15−3:30 p.m. − Wood Frame Construction Details and 2020 MN Residential Code

Adam Barthel, City of Minneapolis

We will look at other common issues such as when a non-structural ridge board becomes a structural ridge beam, prescriptive deck ledger connections to floor trusses, how wall bracing and tall walls interact with each other. Explain how engineered trusses and engineered wood products (LSL, LVL, PSL, Glulam) interact with the code and relative sections, in addition to limitations of these products.

This course has been approved for 3.50 hours: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.30 CEUs for ICC


12:15−3:30 p.m. − Commercial Roofing Assemblies 101

Doug Latawiec, Beacon Building Supply

A comprehensive review of different types of commercial roofing assemblies. Includes an energy code segment regarding tapered/nontapered insulation and vapor barriers for commercial roofs.