Mechanical − AIBO 2021

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

Mechanical

Monday, January 11, 2021

9:45–11:15 a.m. − Minnesota 2020 Energy Code

Don Sivigny, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

This session will explain the Minnesota 2020 residential and commercial energy code for the combination inspector.


12:15–3:30 p.m. − Changes to the Minnesota Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code

Tim Manz, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

This session will highlight and discuss the changes to Minnesota mechanical and fuel gas code for 2020.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

8:00−9:30 a.m. − MN Building Codes and Mechanical Maintenance Requirements

Andy Thielin, Steve Sanders, Kevin Departhy, Engineering Systems, Inc.

Discussion of mechanical building failures.
 

9:45−11:15 a.m. − When Building Codes Aren't Followed Part Trois

Andy Thielin, Andrew Rynda, Engineering Systems, Inc.

Discussion of mechanical building failures.


12:15−3:30 p.m. − Round Table: 2020 Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes

Andy Woitel, City of Minneapolis; Jared Ellingson, Aaron Havlicek, City of Saint Paul; Jerry McKenzie, University of Minneapolis

Round table to cover 2020 mechanical and fuel gas codes, with questions and review.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

8:00–9:30 a.m. − Workplace Air Quality in a COVID-19 World

Stephen Sickle, Air Quality Engineering, INC.

COVID-19 has changed the world that we live in. We know that this virus is spread through airborne droplets, so how does this impact the air we breathe in a workplace environment? We will discuss measures that can be taken to improve the indoor air quality.

This course has been approved for 1 hour Code/energy and .75 hours Other: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.15 CEUs for ICC


9:45–11:15 a.m. − Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Filtration Utilizing Electrostatic Precipitators

Stephen Sickle, Air Quality Engineering, INC.

With more emphasis on reducing pollution in large cities, many jurisdictions are looking at commercial cooking as a contributor to their smog issues. But, it's not just large city applications where there is a need for controlling these emissions with a Pollution Control Unit (PCU). We'll explore other areas that can benefit from using PCUs and what technologies are available to clean the exhaust air.

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


12:15–1:45 p.m. − IFC Chapter 24 and NFPA 33 Spray Finishing Requirements

Geoff Raifsnider, Global Finishing Solutions

From your local auto body shop to large manufacturing facilities there are requirements to conduct spray finishing operations safely. This session will cover the key features and requirements for various spray finishing environments addressed in Chapter 24 Flammable Finishes of the IFC and in NFPA 33 Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials to protect against fire and explosion hazards.

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. − Balanced Ventilation, Lessons Learned from the Field

Mike Wilson, Dakota Supply Group and Minneapolis Community and Technical College

This session will discuss how to diagnose a balanced ventilation system to verify proper operation. Different types of balanced ventilation will be reviewed, including exhaust/supply no recovery, heat recovery (HRV), and energy recovery (ERV). A checklist will be shared with group on what to look for. Learn how duct design with HVAC equipment selection and poor installation practices can impact comfort and humidity levels in the home. You'll gain an understanding of what tools and methods are best for measuring air flow when balancing the ventilation system. Learn why damper closure to outside is critical. System maintenance will be covered, with a discussion on lessons learned since 1986 from a building science/HVAC technician viewpoint.

This course has been approved for 1 hour Code/energy and .75 hours Other: Building Officials and Residential Contractors in the State of Minnesota; 0.15 CEUs for ICC