Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Entire Day of Classes | $98 | Includes Lunch

All classes 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)


Advanced (And Cost Saving!) Alternatives in Code Compliant Spray Foam

Kelly Frauenkron, BASF Corporation
Tony Lund, BASF Corporation

This Course will review specific exceptions for use within the 2015 Minnesota Building Code that apply to spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation. Students will explore alternative assemblies and other trade-offs that make SPF more competitive. Advanced assemblies take advantage of the high-performance properties of SPF insulation.

301  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  |  1 Credit  |  $14 - THIS COURSE IS FULL

Principles and Best Practices for High-Performance Enclosures

Instructor: Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota

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 controls 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.

302  |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  2 Credits  |  $28 - THIS COURSE IS FULL

Since the printed course catalog went to press, this course has received approval for  continuing education credits for MN + WI contractors, MN building officials, and MN realtors.

How to Deal with a Crazed Homeowner:
Responding to a Homeowner's Aggressive Threats and Tactics

Instructors: Stephen E. Yoch, Felhaber Larson

Builders are increasingly facing aggressive and hostile homeowners. Properly handling these individuals can mean the difference between another challenging day at the office which is carefully and effectively resolved versus facing protracted litigation and huge potential liability.

303  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  1 Credit  |  $14 - THIS COURSE IS FULL

Merging Home and Site: Maximizing Value, Marketability, Function, Efficiency, Views, and Livability

Rick Harrison, Rick Harrison Site Design Studio
Jamil Ford, Mobilize Design & Architecture

Historically the home plan has been segregated from the site plan, especially on production housing. This course will teach various methods on how new developments can coordinate the home and site to maximize value, marketability, views, and livability using case studies on existing developments and those in the approval process. All it takes is a higher attention to detail and a collaborative effort between the site planner and home designer.

304 |  12:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  2 Credits  |  $28 - THIS COURSE IS FULL

Radiant Floor Heating - Which Type pf System is Best for Your Client's Homes?

Instructors: Dennis Schramel, Heat My Floors

This course will provide students with more in-depth knowledge and comparisons of electric and hydronic radiant floor heating applications. It will also help guide or support the homeowner in making a decision on which form of heat delivery best meets their comfort requirements and budget.

305  |  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  |  1 Credit  |  $14 - THIS COURSE IS FULL


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Kelly Frauenkron

Kelly Frauenkron has been with BASF for more than 16 years, currently as the National Account Manager for the Insulation program. Kelly supports efforts related to proper applications and safe use of spray polyurethane foam in the insulation contracting markets. Kelly is a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional who provides continuing education to the building community, including insulation contractors, building officials, architects and builders.


Tony Lund

Tony Lund is a Technical Territory Sales Manager responsible for providing technical and sales support to Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Building Code Officials, Building Owners, and Homeowners in regards to the appropriate uses and proper application of BASF spray polyurethane foam insulation products. Tony has been in the spray foam business for 10+ years.


Patrick Huelman

Patrick Huelman is an Associate Professor in Residential Energy and Building Systems with the University of Minnesota’s Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering and serves as Coordinator of the Cold Climate Housing Program with the University of Minnesota Extension. He is a lead faculty member for the Residential Building Science and Technology undergraduate degree program and a principal investigator for hygrothermal testing at the Cloquet Residential Research Facility. Currently, Pat is the Project Lead for NorthernSTAR, one of the Department of Energy’s Building America Teams.


Stephen Yoch

Stephen Yoch enjoys helping clients avoid and solve problems. He has extensive transactional, and litigation experience which allows him to assist builders and developers in evaluating all the alternatives when facing legal challenges. Steve is a highly rated speaker and an award winning writer. He is a member of the Felhaber Larson Board of Directors, and currently serves as Chair of the Business and Real Estate Section of the Firm.

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Rick Harrison

Rick Harrison is known for his innovations in methods and technologies for the design and construction of sustainable land development that have economic, social and ecologic benefits over conventional design. Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, has designed more than 1,000 neighborhoods in 47 States and 18 Countries, all pushing the envelope of sustainable design. The studio offers cutting-edge design solutions that enhance quality of life with the beauty of the natural environment.

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Jamil Ford

Jamil Ford has 18 years of architecture, design and planning. His experience as a project architect and designer includes project execution, development of projects, client interface through all phases, development of plans, coordination of team members and consultants in beginning stages. He has worked on several housing projects from pre-design through construction documents.

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Dennis Schramel

Dennis Schramel is the Business Manager for Heat My Floors, a subsidiary of Wright Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association. Since 1996, Mr. Schramel helped pioneer the use of electric boilers and low voltage energy efficient radiant floor heating systems. Over his career, Dennis has been active in various capacities with teaching electrical and mechanical contractors on electric and hydronic radiant floor heating systems. Dennis is also fluent in the understanding and teaching of building heat loss, radiant design and applications, consulting with engineers, mechanical and electrical contractors and builders in providing energy solutions to their customers.

Questions: Contact Tom Gavaras at tom@batc.org or 651.697.7592
Having problems registering? Please contact Dani Rueb at dani@batc.org or 651.697.7584

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