This section provides education for building officials, the design profession and the construction industry through several biannual training seminars given two times a year around the state.
The section also meets with and provides education and input to other construction-related industries such as the Homebuilders Association, Minnesota Institute of Architects, Minnesota Coalition of Structural Engineers, Consulting Engineers Council, Minnesota Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineers and other associations.
Greg Metz, construction codes education coordinator: (651) 284-5884
CCLD Spring Seminar: Residential and Commercial Energy Code
The morning session of DLI's Residential and Commercial Energy Code seminar focuses on Residential Energy Code compliance, foundations and insulation systems, waterproofing, insulation, durability, common mistakes and how to submit documents for foundations and insulation systems when applying for permits.
The afternoon session focuses on the Commercial Energy Code and include reviewing permit application documents for Commercial Energy Code compliance. Instructors will discuss building envelope problems and how to fix them as well as evaluating mechanical systems, controls and commissioning requirements.Review of lighting power allowance calculations and differences in daylighting criteria between the 2010 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) requirements is also included.
Minnesota Accessibility Advanced Training - Residential Occupancies
This course highlights accessibility requirements for IBC Group R (residential) occupancies as well as review the "20-percent rule" as it applies to existing residential buildings.