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Online Courses 

 


AVAILABLE
ANYTIME
Peter Kulczyk, Green Code Knowledge
ONLINE 24/7  |  $98 Member / $112 Non-member  
Earn CE credits at your convenience without leaving your home! This seven-hour online course focuses on the construction process for a single-family home in Minnesota under the provisions of the 2015 Minnesota Residential Code and 2015 Minnesota Energy Code.

 


 

Classroom Courses 

TUESDAY
JAN. 15, 2019
full day of courses:
$98 Member
$112 non-member
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
8:00-11:00 AM  |  $42 Member / $48 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course 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.

 


Ted Reiter, Hallmark Building Supplies
11:00 AM-12:00 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
Learn how authentic stile and rail construction techniques and modern green building materials can combine to open up new opportunities in door design. Students will learn how to leverage modern manufacturing methods to receive custom, made-to-order doors that offer fine architectural detail while meeting LEED requirements for recycled content and indoor air quality.

 


Mark Weegman, Weyerhaeuser 
12:30-1:30 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course will discuss where and when engineered lumber products are needed and how they differ from other structural components used to build a home. 

 


John Riffe, Auer Steel & Heating Supply 
1:30-3:30 PM  |  $28 Member / $32 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
The course will cover the different geothermal heat pump systems and their applications, different geothermal loop field choices and sizing of geothermal heat pumps.

 

 

 

  

TUESDAY
JAN. 22, 2019
Peter Kulczyk, Green Code Knowledge
8:00 AM-3:30 PM  |  $98 Member / $112 Non-member  |  Maple Grove, MN
This course is designed to clarify some of the perplexing residential building code and energy code requirements regularly encountered in remodeling and new construction by providing the background and intent of these code requirements along with solutions to compliance that are informative and logical.

 

 

wednesday
feb. 13, 2019
FULL DAY OF COURSES: 
$98 MEMBER
$112 NON-MEMBER
Don Sivigny, MN Dept. of Labor & Industry
8:00 AM-12:00 PM  |  $56 Member / $64 Non-member  |  Minneapolis, MN
This course consists of a review of the mechanical provisions of the Residential Energy Code including heat loss, equipment sizing, combustion, make-up, and ventilation air to provide builders the answers they need to have for permit application and to properly complete the construction of a new residential building. The course will also address the energy requirements for residential plumbing and electrical systems.

 


Stephen Yoch, Felhaber Larson
12:30-1:30 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Minneapolis, MN
This course will review cyber security threats and the legal landscape. How to limit risk, respond to cyber security breaches and social media attacks. 

 


Ross Anderson, The Energy Network World Wide
1:30-3:30 PM  |  $28 Member / $32 Non-member  |  Minneapolis, MN
This course will be an in-depth look at the building science behind adding rigid insulation to the exterior of the building. In the first part of the presentation, the instructor will discuss the different reasons for adding insulation to the exterior of the building and discuss the scientific reasons for it. In the second part of the presentation, the instructor will talk through the installation and use case study examples.

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY
feb. 19, 2019
full day of courses:
$98 Member
$112 non-member
Don Sivigny, MN Dept. of Labor & Industry
8:00 AM-12:00 PM  |  $56 Member / $64 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course consists of a review of the mechanical provisions of the Residential Energy Code including heat loss, equipment sizing, combustion, make-up, and ventilation air to provide builders the answers they need to have for permit application and to properly complete the construction of a new residential building. The course will also address the energy requirements for residential plumbing and electrical systems.

 


Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
12:30-3:30 PM  |  $42 Member / $48 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course will focus on best practices for whole house ventilation in cold climates. There are four types of air that must be properly managed in design and in operation: ventilation air, circulation air, make-up air, and combustion air. The course will define each and explore best practices that will fit with the modern house and their occupants. 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY
FEB. 21, 2019
FULL DAY OF COURSES: 
$98 MEMBER
$112 NON-MEMBER
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
8:00-11:00 AM  |  $42 Member / $48 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course will focus on building enclosure and mechanical strategies and systems for high-performance Zero Energy Ready Homes.

 


Bill Gschwind, Minnesota Construction Law Services
11:00 AM-12:00 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
Most contractors set up an entity under which to operate their business. The two most common entities used are the corporation, generally the S-Corp, and the limited liability company, or LLC. The primary purpose for operating as an entity is to protect the owner’s personal assets from the company’s creditors. But like a child, once it is “born,” it must be maintained. Failure to properly care for the entity will result in its death or the loss of the asset protection.

 


James Sander, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren
12:30-1:30 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
The course will highlight a number of risk shifting and risk management issues which builders need to be aware of to avoid problems which can distract from and undermine their core business operations.

 


Dennis Schramel, Electro Industries
1:30-2:30 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
Students will gain a better understanding of the International Mechanical Code 501.4 and the requirement for Make Up Air systems. Attendees will also review a calculation sheet that will help them determine if Make Up Air is required based on the exhaust rate of the appliances. If your a residential or commercial builder or building inspector this course will provide solutions to meet the code.

 


Jeff Buch, Brock White
2:30-3:30 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course will explain what Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is, how RCS can cause Silicosis, and how OSHA plans to monitor job sites. The course will also cover an easy-to-follow process for contractors to plan and communicate with these OSHA standards. Get a better understanding of the health effects on Silica and how to protect yourself and your workers.

 

Tuesday
FEB. 26, 2019
Peter Kulczyk, Green Code Knowledge
8:00 AM-3:30 PM  |  $98 Member / $112 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course is designed to clarify some of the perplexing residential building code and energy code requirements regularly encountered in remodeling and new construction by providing the background and intent of these code requirements along with solutions to compliance that are informative and logical.

 

THURSDAY
FEB. 28, 2019
John Miller, Northstar Associates, Inc. | Alden Pearson, Alden Pearson, P.A.
James Rosenow, Northstar Associates, Inc. | Dan Swanson, Boral Building Products
8:00 AM-3:30 PM  |  $98 Member / $112 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
The course will cover rigid insulation board technologies, installing flanged new construction vinyl windows with emphasis on proper flashing, sealant and insulation selection and use, specialty claddings, and stone veneers, worksite safety, energy conservation and contracting legal compliance.

 

TUESDAY
MAR. 5, 2019
FULL DAY OF COURSES: 
$98 MEMBER
$112 NON-MEMBER
Peter Kulczyk, Green Code Knowledge
8:00 AM-12:00 PM  |  $56 Member / $64 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course will provide stormwater training for project managers, contractors, inspectors, and designers in the construction industry. Students will learn about putting together a stormwater pollution prevention plan, management practices, inspections, site plans, MPCA Construction stormwater permits, erosion control, sediment control, dewatering, and more.

 


Gail Nozal & Cole Larson, S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists
12:30-1:30 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
Learn how to utilize boulevard and existing landscapes to quantify the economic benefits of sustainable landscape design that will save you money. Information will be provided about boulevard gardens, tree tree species and landscapes that do well in the public spaces. These areas provide benefits such as water conservation, energy conservation using trees, increasing property or lot values by 10-15% and initial cost savings by using existing vegetation on the site.

 


Logan Nugent, nVent - NUHEAT
1:30-2:30 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course will highlight the available types of electric radiant floor heat available on the market. The course will also highlight the various applications and capabilities such as sole heat source options, IoT capabilities and installation techniques. 

 


Jeff Buch, Brock White
2:30-3:30 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course reviews the correct procedures and practices to entering an enclosed area, along with looking at products that will help you protect your workers, as well as meet OSHA standards.

 

TUESDAY
MAR. 12, 2019
FULL DAY OF COURSES: 
$98 MEMBER
$112 NON-MEMBER
Ross Anderson, The Energy Network Worldwide
8:00-10:00 AM  |  $28 Member / $32 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
This course will be an in-depth look at the building science behind adding rigid insulation to the exterior of the building. In the first part of the presentation, Ross will discuss the different reasons for adding insulation to the exterior of the building and discuss the scientific reasons for it. In the second part of the presentation, Ross will talk through the installation and use case study examples.

 


Ted Reiter, Hallmark Building Supplies
10:00-11:00 AM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
Learn about the role water resistive barriers can play in the environmental impact of construction, effects of what both water and air have on buildings, and how both play a major role in energy consumption and the buildings longevity will be discussed.

 


Marla Abstetar, Kohler Co.
11:00 AM-12:00 PM  |  $14 Member / $16 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
Most people don’t plan their environments to accommodate unforeseen changes in ability or even age-related limitations. But when change occurs, their environments can hinder their day-to-day living. In this course, we’ll look the guiding principles of Universal Design and some innovative and highly functional kitchen and bath solutions.

 


Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory
12:30-2:00 PM  |  $21 Member / $24 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
Even many normal homes have severe problems during weather extremes; a wet summer, a cold winter, a snowy winter, a snowy, cold winter. Come and learn what building science tools and techniques are used to troubleshoot a variety of issues in homes.

 


Scott Arcand, MN Department of Health
2:00-3:30 PM  |  $21 Member / $24 Non-member  |  Roseville, MN
Learn about radon issues including health concerns, how radon enters buildings, how to test for radon, how radon can be fixed, the new radon disclosure law and radon resistant new construction.

 

 

Tuesday
mar. 19, 2019
Thomas Klein, ZOTA Professional Training
8:00 AM-4:30 PM  |  $199  |  Roseville, MN
If you are a contractor or property manager, enrolling in lead certification courses is a crucial step in protecting your clients, your firm, your workers, and yourself. Becoming certified follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule, which states that if you are paid to perform renovation, repair, or painting work in houses built before 1978, you must be trained to do so. Whether you are in charge of any contracting company, partnership, corporation, or sole proprietorship, or you work on your own, lead renovator training is an important part of keeping your business afloat. The EPA has the ability to fine up to $37,500 per offense, per day to anyone who is not compliant.

 


 

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