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Minnesota Construction Industry Conference: Commercial building

Commercial building construction workshops


General Contractors Panel
This session features a panel of commercial contractors who will offer their perspectives on how current challenges and opportunities impact their view of the public and private construction markets. The panel will dig deeper into the issues facing the industry and offer suggestions to help balance the broader policy goals of public contracting and construction regulation with the challenges of delivering timely, efficient and cost effective construction services.
Moderated by Tim Worke, Associated General Contractors. Panelists include:

  • Matt Buggi, Graham Construction
  • Eric Engh, Ryan Construction
  • Hoyt Hsiao, Shaw-Lundquist Associates Inc.
  • John Pfeifer, McGough

DLI and MDHR - Minnesota's Women's Economic Security Act (WESA): Employer Obligations in the Construction Workplace
State agency experts will provide an overview of employer obligations under Minnesota's new Women's Economic Security Act (WESA) specific to the construction industry. Topics include how to obtain an Equal Pay Certificate, how to accommodate nursing and pregnant employees and allowable uses of sick leave.
Presenters: Jessica Brennan, MDHR and Sara Ellstra, DLI.
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DLI - Fall Protection: No Room for Trial and Error Download presentation (PDF)
This workshop, presented by Minnesota OSHA, will cover employer and employee responsibilities when employees are exposed to fall hazards in construction, including acceptable methods of protecting employees from falling, problems and best practices for fall protection, methods to engineer out the hazard, and the key points in designing and using personal protective equipment to prevent falls.
Presenter: Bob Durkee, DLI
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DLI - Q&A about the Minnesota Commercial, Energy and Accessibility Building Codes
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Three panelists will discuss topics related to the Minnesota State Commercial Building Code, Accessibility Code and Commercial Energy Code. Questions submitted prior to the session will be addressed and the balance of time will be spent presenting and responding to the most frequently asked questions seen by the building code enforcement staff. *This workshop is approved for one continuing education credit.
Moderated by Scott McLellan, DLI. Panelists include: