Tuesday, March 7, 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)


When is a Development Fee Legit?

Peter Coyle, Larkin Hoffman Attorneys
Bryan Huntington, Larkin Hoffman Attorneys


The course will include a discussion of local government authority to impose fees on new development and new construction, including the role of a development agreement in memorializing such obligations. The instructors will cover state law restrictions on local government authority to impose fees together with relevant caselaw decisions.

801  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  |  1 Credit  |  $14

Why do Air and Water Barriers Matter?

Instructor: Ted Reiter, Hallmark Building Supplies

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 homes that 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.

802  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  |  1 Credit  |  $14

Principles and Best Practices for High-Performance Mechanical Systems

Instructor: Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota

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.

803  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  2 Credits  |  $28
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.

Problems and the Solutions for Supporting Large Loads

Jerad Bankston, P.E., Weyerhaeuser
Mark Weegman, Weyerhaeuser

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 and the contributing issues of the sill plate overhanging the foundation, in addition to plate crushing considerations throughout the entire structure.

804  |  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  |  1 Credit  |  $14

OSHA Fundamentals - Workplace Injury Prevention

Instructors: Bob Zak, ZOTA Professional Training

This OSHA Fundamentals course is intended to provide entry-level construction industry information about regulations, worker rights, and employer responsibilities. This course will highlight injury and illness prevention program components including goal setting, communication, incident investigation and effective safety committees. Emphasis will be placed on methods to identify, analyze and control workplace hazards to give participants a basic foundation of OSHA’s current injury prevention practices.

805  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  1 Credit  |  $14                                                       Since the printed course catalog went to press, this course has received approval for  continuing education credits for MN + WI contractors.

Avoiding Danger When Using Template Contracts

Instructors: Bill Gschwind, Minnesota Construction Law Services

Using industry-drafted contract templates offers operational and economic advantages for contractors, but assuming that any contract template is a good fit for your business or specific project is a recipe for disaster. This course will examine common standard provisions in form contracts and how to modify them to your advantage.

806  |  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  |  1 Credit  |  $14


You do not need to be a BATC member to register ... everyone is welcome to attend. 

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Peter Coyle

Peter Coyle is recognized by his peers as a top regulatory attorney. He represents private businesses, including builders, developers, and landowners who either require government approval to pursue business objectives or are defending against alleged regulatory violations. He also represents clients seeking to change state law or regulations before the Minnesota Legislature and state agencies.


Bryan Huntington

Bryan Huntington is a litigation attorney in his third year of practice with Larkin Hoffman Attorneys. Bryan practices in a broad variety of real estate-related areas including commercial landlord/tenant disputes, contractor disputes, condemnation matters, association disputes, and foreclosures. Bryan was an integral part of the litigation team that successfully obtained a declaratory judgment on behalf of BATC invalidating the Department of Labor & Industry’s “Sprinkler Rule.” Bryan frequently litigates against state and local governments and has assisted landowners in obtaining court orders compelling the government’s initiation of condemnation procedures for previously uncompensated takings.


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.


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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Jared Bankston

Jerad Bankston has worked with Weyerhaeuser/Trus Joist for 15 years providing technical support for Trus Joist engineered wood products. In addition to technical support, Jerad provides training to builders, architects, engineers and building officials on engineered wood products, wood design and code related topics as they relate to residential, multifamily and industrial projects.

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Mark Weegman

Mark Weegman has been employed with Weyerhaeuser since 1991 with responsibility for Weyerhaeuser manufactured products in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Mark is a Continuing Education Instructor for MN and WI regarding building codes, wood based technology and Trus Joist Engineered Wood Products.

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Bob Zak

Bob Zack is a University of Minnesota graduate with an M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management and a B.S. in Environmental Safety Management. Bob has over twenty-five years of safety and compliance experience and has managed injury and illness prevention programs with the University of Minnesota and most recently with Ramsey County. He founded ZOTA Professional Training in 2004 and has provided training and compliance for an array of public and private businesses, educational institutions and city and state organizations. Bob brings his in depth education and experience to provide students with a high quality learning experience.

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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: 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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