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Education services

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.

bullet State Building Code Educational Programs Policy (PDF)

bullet Courses available to sponsor organizations.

bullet For continuing education opportunities, visit the directory of approved continuing education courses.

Greg Metz, construction codes education coordinator: (651) 284-5884

Seminars and educational opportunities

bullet 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.

  • When: April 18-May 18, 2017.
  • Where:
    • April 18, 2017 — Elk River, Holiday Inn Minneapolis Northwest (map)
    • April 20, 2017 — Burnsville, Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn (map)
    • April 27, 2017 — Owatonna, Holiday Inn and Suites (map)
    • May 4, 2017 — Duluth, The Inn on Lake Superior (map)
    • May 9, 2017 — Morton, Jackpot Junction Casino and Hotel (map)
    • May 17, 2017 — Bemidji, Hampton Inn and Suites (map)
    • May 18, 2017 — Alexandria, Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center (map)
  • Continuing education:
    • Full-day course includes eight CEUs for building officials.
    • Residential contractors are eligible to receive four CEUs for attending the morning portion of the course.
  • Cost: $85 per person payable by credit card. Includes lunch.
  • Register: Register here to attend. To register for the morning portion, select "Residential Energy Code." To attend the full day, select "Residential & Commercial Energy Code."


bullet 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.

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