COURSES FOR
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018

You do not need to be a BATC-Housing First Minnesota member to register ... everyone is welcome to attend. 

CE CREDITS: This day contains seven hours of MN Contractor (including energy) and MN Building Official credits. Also, seven hours of Real Estate Credits and six hours of WI Contractor credits. See individual courses for details. You can register for all or individual classes.

Due to winter conditions, all courses below will be held one-hour later than previously advertised. The times listed below are the revised (correct) times.

 

RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN: SUSTAINABILITY & PERFORMANCE

Joe Azzarello, Kohler Co.
901  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | 1 Credit | $11 BATC Member / $14 Non-BATC Member

Our planet’s resources are finite. Fresh water, in particular, is under ever-increasing constraints. By choosing more efficient, eco-friendly fixtures and following sustainable building and product design programs, we can have a positive impact on this global issue, without sacrificing our current lifestyle. In this course, we will review these issues and discuss sustainability programs, products and design choices that can have a positive impact. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 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)

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WHY DO AIR AND WATER BARRIERS MATTER?

Ted Reiter, Hallmark Building Supplies
902  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  1 Credit  |  $11 BATC Member / $14 Non-BATC Member

This course discusses the critical role the building industry has on the environment today. Consumers today are looking for sustainable homes that are built for generations to come and consume less energy. This course will review the impact of air leakage and explore the main types of air barrier membranes used for building enclosures.

TUESDAY, MARCH 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)


PRINCIPLES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
903  |  11:00 AM - 1:30 PM  |  2 Credits  |  $22 BATC Member / $28 Non-BATC Member | Includes a 30 minute break for lunch

This course will focus on the building science principles and best practices for high-performance mechanical systems. High-performance enclosures demand a whole new approach for the mechanical system design and equipment. It's not just heating anymore, we must include appropriate equipment for cooling and dehumidification, too. Then there is ventilation, filtration and make-up air. And there are new strategies for domestic hot water, too. Practical designs and best practices for both components and systems will be presented.

TUESDAY, MARCH 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)

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THE HOW AND WHY OF EXTERIOR INSULATION

Ross Anderson, The Energy Network Worldwide
904  |  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM  |  2 Credits  |  $22 BATC Member / $28 Non-BATC Member

This course will be an in-depth look at the building science behind adding rigid insulation to the exterior of the building. In the first part of the presentation, Ross will discuss the different reasons for adding insulation to the exterior of the building and discuss the scientific reasons for it. In the second part of the presentation, Ross will talk through the installation and use case study examples.

TUESDAY, MARCH 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)

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CHANGES TO MINNESOTA'S COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT

Bill Gschwind, Minnesota Construction Law Services
905  |  3:30 PM - 4:30 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.

TUESDAY, MARCH 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)

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Joe Azzarello

Joe Azzarello is a senior staff engineer of sustainability for Kohler Co. where he directs the company’s global Green Building efforts and numerous sustainability activities. He is one of the original 10 founding members of the US Green Building Council in 1993 and served as its first vice chairman. He was a member of the team developing the first LEED Guidelines and was involved in beta testing them on an existing Green Building. He also worked as a LEED reviewer for several years rating the LEED compliance of over 200 buildings. Joe received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and his master’s degree in environmental engineering.


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Ted Reiter

Ted Reiter has represented DuPont Tyvek with Hallmark Building Supplies in Minnesota for more than 20 years. As a Senior Certified Tyvek Specialist, Ted has years of training on building science, proper water management, air barrier specifications and overall building practices.


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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.


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Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson has worked in the building industry for more than 10 years as a builder project manager. Ross is currently an energy efficiency consultant at The Energy Network World Wide and has worked there since 2016. Previously, Ross worked as a contract relations manager at the Neighborhood Energy Connection, as a builder account executive/building performance specialist at Cocoon, as a builder program account executive at Residential Science Resources, and as owner of Advanced Energy Consulting.


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Bill Gschwind

Minnesota Construction Law Services is a professional firm providing legal and business services to residential contractors and other owner-operated businesses. Bill Gschwind started the firm in 2012 focusing on residential construction and small business law. He became a lawyer after more than 25 years in the business world to bring common sense and business principles to the implementation of legal services for the construction industry.


Questions? Please contact Tom Gavaras at tom@batc.org or 651.697.7592

Problems Registering? Please contact Kayla Vice at kayla@batc.org or 651.697.7584


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