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Join us for this one-day seminar featuring the construction of an R-2 Apartment Building with an S-2 underground parking. The seminar objective is to establish effective use of the VIEW AN RE 2000 edition of the International Building Code addressing PL E RENC REFE type of construction, allowable building area, allowable PLAN REFER ENCE height, fire-resistive construction, and penetrations of rated SITE P LAN assemblies. Dates and locations for the Fall Seminar: IBC REVIEW September 22 - Maplewood S GUIDELINE September 29 - Rochester October 6 - St Paul October 13 - St Cloud October 20 - Burnsville October 27 - Duluth November 3 - Plymouth November 10 - Detroit Lakes November 17 - Brooklyn Center November 18 - Burnsville November 24 - North Mankato December 1 - Maplewood REGISTRATION NOTIFICATION As soon as the registration forms have been finalized and posted to our website everyone on our email distribution list will be notified. If you know of someone who isn’t receiving our notices, have them email their name, email address and phone number (for follow up if problems arise with the email address) to bcsd.response @state.mn.us. You may provide us up to three different email addresses - some customers find it helpful to receive notices at their work and off-site computers (laptops, home). Our emails are very short and we rarely include attachments. Employer and job title are optional.
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On the road with Jeff DeJarlais, BCSD Regional Representative. page 2 Click on the map for a pdf of the Regional Rep map, which includes phone numbers.
KITTSON ROSEAU LAKE OF THE WOODS MARSHALL
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FUTURE SEMINARS If you have a subject you would like to see addressed, please contact us using the bcsd.response@state.mn.us email address. Please provide a name and phone number so you can be contacted with questions if necessary.

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STAFF PRESENTATIONS Our staff strives to honor requests for presentations. However, we ask that you contact us as early as possible with as much specific date, time, location and subject information as possible. Check the Calendar (In What’s New on the website.)

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Region 1 Leroy Heitz leroy.heitz@stat.mn.us direct: 218-547-4675 fax: 218-547-4679 Region 2 Ken Svee ken.svee@state.mn.us direct: 952-974-5280 fax: 651-297-1973 Region 3 Jim Marka jim.marka@state.mn.us direct: 320-234-0367 fax: 320-234-0370 Region 4 Mark Hensen mhensen@hutchtel.net mark.hensen@state.mn.us direct: 320-234-2575 fax: 320-234-2574

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Region 5 Jeff DeJarlais jeff.dejarlais@state.mn.us direct: 651-297-3806 fax: 651-297-1973 Region 6 Kevin Mealhouse mealhouse@state.mn.us 763-295-6758 fax: 763-295-6759 Regional Services Scott McLellan scott.mclellan@state.mn.us direct: 651-297-1658 fax: 651-297-1973

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State Fair 2004

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Mechanical Bond Renewals

A year ago, in adherence of Minnesota Statute 326.992, firms who do gas piping, heating, ventilation, piping, air conditioning, fuel burning, or refrigeration work began providing bond to the state in the amount of $25,000 for all work entered into within the state. We have been sending out reminders that existing bonds will begin to expire starting in on July 1, 2004. To continue an existing bond, a bond holder must provide the following The Bond List is posted on the information on the bonding agency’s BCSD website. certificate of continuation. - The principal’s name that appears on the bond. - Name of the surety bond company. - The amount of the bond. - The effective date of the continuance of the bond. - The corporate seal of the insurance or bonding agency. - The corporate seal of the insurance or bonding agency. - Attorney-in-Fact’s signature. A check for $15.00 payable to the Minnesota State Treasurer must be admitted with your bond continuance application. Failure to renew your bond will result in your company being deleted from our database and website. Questions regarding renewing bonds? Contact Greg Karow at 651-205-4562 or greg.karow@state.mn.us. Bond information is posted on our website at: www.buildingcodes.admin.state.mn.us - What’s New - Mechanical Bond Information.

A Day in the Life of a Regional Representative
BCSD’s six regional representatives are usually a building official’s first contact from the division, particularily in Greater Minnesota. They work directly with more than 450 building officials located across the state. When appropriate, they involve other BCSD staff for more technical support. Recently, Jeff DeJarlais, Regional Representative for Region 5, allowed me to ‘tag along’ as he made his calls for the morning. Each rep travels throughout his region on a daily basis. A day’s agenda usually includes answering questions regarding the state building code or involvement in the inspection of stateowned or state-licensed facility building projects, including hospitals and schools. With hard hats in place, today’s agenda included visiting the site of a state-licensed facility under rennovation.

Sometimes the code requires safety requirements such as this two-hour fire-separation wall, fire alarm systems, and fire sprinklers.

Table Missing in 2000 IRC
If you have a question regarding interpreting the 2000 International Residential Code, please contact us. We will assist you with a code opinion in relation to Minnesota amendments. Recently a question came up which highlights the importance of checking for errata to the model codes. Table R308.3. Minimum Category Classification of Glazing for Human Impact Loads was missing from the first printing of this code. This table is printed on the errata sheets for the 2000 IRC and can be found in the 2003 edition of the IRC (same table number). Code errata sheets are posted at: http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/codes/errata.html. Also, the code refers to the “Consumer Products Safety Commission 16 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1201,” as the referenced document which also explains the difference between Category I and Category II glazing. Code of Federal Regulations are located at: http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/retrieve.html.

Jeff checks the progress of construction which will feature a two-story exposed stone wall and open balcony.

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FAQ

Formerly called Q&A, is now called FAQ (frequently asked questions) to match a search feature that will be available on our future website.

Congrats

Congratulations to the state’s recently designated municipal Building Officials:

BCSD receives phone calls regarding a wide range of building code questions. Although each situation is different, some merit publication in this FAQ column. If you have a question, send it to bcsd.response@state.mn.us. Q: When determining minimum ceiling height in dwellings constructed using the International Residential Code, do lights and ceiling fans need to be considered? A: No, if the dwelling is being built using the 2000 International Residential Code (IRC). Section R305, “Ceiling Height,” and the Minnesota amendment to that section, MInn. Rule 1309.0305, addresses minimum ceiling heights in rooms as “the required height shall be measured from the finish floor to the lowest projection from the ceiling.” We don’t consider lights and fans as projections when building to the 2000 International Residential Code, which describes projections as beams, girders and ducts. However, the 2000 International Building Code is pretty specific and describes projections as “structural elements, fixtures or furnishings...”. Under 1003.2.5.1, “Headroom” is a minimum of 80 inches (6 foot 6 inches) for projecting objects.
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• Bernard Schulte – Richmond • Brian R. Ellefson – Glyndon • Bob Baumann – Baxter • Steven Carson – Mountain Lake • Scott Dornfeld – Delano

Education & Training Opportunities
Our staff participates in many educational and industry programs in addition to the Spring and Fall seminars we conduct. Check our website - What’s New - Calendar. If you are interested in obtaining C.E.U.s for any nonBCSD seminar, be sure to contact the BCSD Education staff before participating. Tuesday, July 27 — U of M Subject: IRC and Moisture Contact: Deanna Christianson, AIA, 612-338-6763 x 223 www.aia-mn.org - Member News, Events, & Committees Friday, October 1 — Detroit Lakes Subject: Energy Code Update Contact: Don Sivigny, 651-297-3600

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MOST RECENT POSTINGS: Manufactured Homes: u Bulletin #31 update: Manufactured Home Manufacturers Instructions and Required Anchoring and two letters regarding waivers. Education Section: u Agenda, dates and locations for Fall Seminar announced. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST: u BCSD Calendar (exams, seminars) u The Standard (current and past issues) u Minn. State Building Code in pdf format u Map with directions to BCSD u Counties that have adopted the code. u Contact Info u Find the Building Official for your municipality.

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