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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 For continuing education opportunities, visit the directory of approved continuing education courses.

Mike Godfrey, supervisor, (651) 284-5862

Seminars and educational opportunities

Seminar title: 2015 Minnesota Building and Commercial Energy Codes

When: From Oct. 1, 2015, through Dec. 2, 2015, at nine locations throughout Minnesota. View the registration page for dates and locations.

This seminar consists of two sections:

2015 Minnesota Building Code: This portion of the seminar will focus on the amendments within Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1305 and 2015 Minnesota Building Code, and the 2012 International Building Code. The presentation will provide background information and explain the purpose and intent of the applicable amendments. The seminar session will conclude with a question-and-answer period as time permits.

Minnesota Commercial Energy Code: This portion of the seminar will start with an overview of the commercial building radon requirements for Group R occupancies, and will continue by focusing on the amendments and significant changes to and with the adoption of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as applicable to commercial buildings and structures based on Minnesota Rules Chapter 1323. The session concludes with a question-and-answer period.

Continuing education: This course is approved by DLI for 8 hours of continuing education for licensed building officials.

Cost: The cost of this seminar is $85 per person. Payment must be made by credit card.

Registration: Visit the registration page for dates and locations and to register for the seminar.

Title: 2016 Construction Industry Conference

When: Feb. 18, 2016

Where: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center.

This one-day conference at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center will provide educational and networking opportunities about highway and heavy, commercial building, residential construction and state contracts and procurement, plus informative general sessions for the entire construction industry. The event will also provide updates about current regulations and an opportunity for feedback from the industry about building a better Minnesota.

Read more about the conference and register.

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