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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.

Mike Godfrey, supervisor, (651) 284-5862

Seminars and educational opportunities

bullet Accessible Site and Parking - Advanced Three-Hour Presentation

This seminar will teach site requirements for accessible parking and accessible routes as well as the Minnesota "20% rule" for modifications to existing construction as it applies to accessible site elements. Space is limited to 24 attendees. Lunch is not provided.

When and where:
Noon-3 p.m., Nov. 15, 2016, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Isanti Room.

Continuing education:
Approved by DLI for three hours of continuing education for accessibility specialists, building officials-limited and building officials.

There is no cost to attend the seminar.

Register to attend the seminar here.

bullet CCLD Fall Seminar: Residential Plan Review and Minnesota Conservation Code for Existing Buildings

The morning portion of this day-long seminar will focus on Chapters 2-10 of the Minnesota Residential Code and how it applies when performing building plan review for a single-family home. Discussion will include whether building plans, specifications, calculations and design of a single-family dwelling unit comply with Minnesota Residential Code. Please bring a hard copy of your Residential Building Code for reference.

The afternoon portion will provide an overview and comparison of all Minnesota Existing Building Conservation Code compliance methods. The core of the course will focus on key components of the Work Area Method and its application. Attendees will learn to:

  • determine the most appropriate compliance path,
  • classify levels of alteration,
  • apply requirements for Work Area Method-Level 2 alterations, and
  • discern requirements for changes in occupancy.

When and where:
Seven locations throughout Minnesota, from Sept. 22, 2016 through Oct. 27, 2016. View the registration page for dates, locations and to register.

Continuing education:
Approved by DLI for six hours of continuing education for licensed building officials.

$85 per person payable by credit card.

View dates, locations and register at https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/events/events.aspx.

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