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EPA LEAD RENOVATOR INITIAL CERTIFICATION COURSE

Brandon Holmes, ZOTA Professional Training
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  |  $199 per person  |  Lunch Provided

Earn lead certification and receive contractor continuing education credits! Contractors, Remodelers, Painters, Plumbers, Roofers, Electricians and HVAC Technicians ... enrolling in a lead certification course is a crucial step in protecting your clients, your rm, your workers, and yourself. Becoming certified fulfills 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. The EPA can fine up to $37,500 per offense, per day to anyone who is not compliant.

(Only need to attend one):

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

CE CREDITS


DESIGNING AND BUILDING THE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR WALL ENVELOPE  

Peter Kulczyk, Green Code Knowledge
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM  |  7 Credits  |  $79 BATC Member / $98 Non-BATC Member  |  Lunch Provided

This course will focus on the building codes, energy codes and best practices for the design and construction of exterior envelopes of that will specifically address administrative provisions, alternative materials, ES reports, foam plastic insulation, fiberglass, cellulose, thermal envelopes, R-values, vapor retarders, continuous air barriers, thermal barriers, ignition barriers, fire testing, and other criteria. It will include State of Minnesota amendments to the national codes that Minnesota adopted.

(Only need to attend one):

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - Course held at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites at Arbor Lakes, 11801 Fountains Way N., Maple Grove, MN 55369 (near I-694/I-494)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

CE CREDITS

Seven hours of MN Contractor credits (including energy) and MN Building Official credits through the MN Dept. of Labor & Industry • Seven hours of MN Real Estate credits through the MN Dept. of Commerce. (all pending approval)


PRINCIPLES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENCLOSURES

Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
501  |  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  |  2 Credits  |  $22 BATC Member / $28 Non-BATC Member

This course will focus on the building science principles and best practices for high-performance building enclosures. It will begin with building science fundamentals and introduce the four critical control layers for a high-performance home. These control layers will be used as a guide to illustrate several robust enclosure designs for slabs, foundations, walls and roofs.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE)


PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS FOR SUPPORTING LARGE ROADS

Jerad Bankston, P.E., Weyerhaeuser and Mark Weegman, Weyerhaeuser
502  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  1 Credit  |  $11 BATC Member / $14 Non-BATC Member

The current design and building practices have created large loads which are difficult to support and transfer to foundation—especially with the new codes. This course will address built-up columns supporting large loads, the contributing issues of the sill plate overhanging the foundation and plate crushing considerations throughout the entire structure.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE)


RULES OF THE GAME: CONTRACT TERMS TO STAY OUT OF COURT AND INVISIBLE TO DLI

Bill Gschwind, Minnesota Construction Law Services PLLC
503 |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  1 Credit  |  $11 BATC Members / $14 Non-BATC Member

This course will review 13 items licensed contractors are required to have in their written contract and recommended terms in a construction contract to avoid disputes later. The instructor will provide information to avoid legal disputes and surprises when using industry-drafted standard contract templates.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE)

Seven hours of MN Contractor credits (including energy) and MN Building Official credits through the MN Dept. of Labor & Industry • Seven hours of MN Real Estate credits through the MN Dept. of Commerce. (all pending approval)


QUARTZ SURFACING FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Dan Grant, Cambria
504  |  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  |  1 Credit  |  $11 BATC Member / $14 Non-BATC Member

Learn about the composition of quartz surfacing and how it is produced. Gain a better understanding of fabrication and installation as well as differences within the quartz category.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE)


CABINETRY AND MILLWORK BY DESIGN MADE EASY

Brian Bayer, Bayer Interior Woods
505  |  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM  |  2 Credits  |  $22 BATC Member / $28 Non-BATC Member

Learn about cabinetry and millwork design and product specifications, including starting point of design and how function affects the design process.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE)


EXTERIOR ENVELOPE, ENERGY, DRONES AND MORE

Alden Pearson, P.A, Jim Rosenow, Northstar Associates, John Miller, Northstar Associates, Sean Stevens, Carlton Insurance Agency
601  | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM  |  7 Credits  |  $79 BATC Member / $98 Non-BATC Member  |  Lunch Provided

This course covers selection and installation of sustainable building exterior products, selection and use of proper coating mastics and sealants, an overview of Xactimate for insurance paid contracting, insurance audits and required insurance certificates, commercial use of drones, and energy code compliance.

Thursday, Feburary 1, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE)


SILICA–HOW TO MEET OSHA STANDARDS

Jeff Buch, Brock White Company
701  | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  |  WI Contractor .5 Credit  |  $11 BATC Member / $14 Non-BATC Member  

This course will explain what Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is, how RCS can cause Silicrosis, 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.

Thursday, Feburary 6, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE)


LOW VOLTAGE RADIANT HEATING

Dennis Schramel, HeatMyFloors.com
702  | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  |  1 Credit  |  $11 BATC Member / $14 Non-BATC Member  

Learn about the many applications for low voltage radiant heating. Gain a better understanding of self-regulating heating systems that save energy in residential or commercial applications.

Thursday, Feburary 6, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE)


MAXIMIZING HOME VALUES BY ASSESSING, PRESERVING AND PLANTING TREES DURING CONSTRUCTION

Gail Nozal, S&S Tree Specialists and Mark Rehder, S&S Tree Specialists
703  | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  1 Credit  |  $11 BATC Member / $14 Non-BATC Member  

Gail and Mark will present on their experiences with boulevard and yard trees, builders and municipal tree preservation ordinances including boulevard trees. Learn simple steps that builders can take to preserve trees that lead to increased home value, environmental benefits and beauty. Also, find the latest information on the Emerald Ash Borer and trees that can be planted as replacements.

Thursday, Feburary 6, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE) 


CHANGES TO MINNESOTA'S COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT

Bill Gschwind, Minnesota Construction Law Services
704  | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  1 Credit  |  $11 BATC Member / $14 Non-BATC Member  

This course provides an overview of the changes to Minnesota's Common Interest Ownership Act enacted by the 2017 Minnesota legislature providing litigation relief to the housing industry.

Thursday, Feburary 6, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE) 

SO TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROBLEM HOUSE

Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory
705  | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  |  1.5 Credit  |  $17 BATC Member / $21 Non-BATC Member  

Even many normal homes have severe problems during weather extremes. A wet summer or cold or snowy winter can cause issues to surface. In other homes, a problem appears when something is changed—added a furnace humidifier, put in a lawn sprinkler system, installed a set-back thermostat, or insulated the attic. Sometimes the problem is obvious, other times it is more subtle. This room is colder than the others. Come and learn what building science tools and techniques are used to troubleshoot a variety of issues in homes.

Thursday, Feburary 6, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

CE CREDITS (NEED TO UPDATE)