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SEPTEMBER 2005 IN THIS ISSUE:
TEXT IN RED is a LINK. u BCS moves in October u BCS to DLI Map u Fall seminars u Other training resources u New Building Officials u Display unit reservations u E-mail request and survey

Building Codes and Standards moves in October
Boxes are being packed in anticipation Building Codes and Standards move to the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) on Friday, October 28. As of Monday, October 31, BCS will be open for business in its new home at 443 Lafayette Road N., in St. Paul. (Although our e-mail addresses will not be changing, many computers will be unaccessible from Thursday afternoon until Monday so e-mail responses will be delayed.)

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u BCS is moving six blocks east of current location (see the map on page 2). A map and directions to DLI are online at www.doli.state.mn.us/direct.html. u You can also find a DLI parking map online as well. Public parking for DLI visitors is available directly in front of the building at designated spots and in the nearby visitor lot. DLI requires that you sign in and register your vehicle (with license plate information). Cars parked in unauthorized spaces will be towed. u Web site: On or after Oct. 31, the BCS Web page will move its contents to www.doli.state.mn.us and its links will change. You will need to update your favorites. u On Oct. 31, our new Contact Us information will be posted on the bottom right side of the BCS Web site. All staff e-mail addresses will remain the same. However, all of the staff’s phone numbers will change. u DLI requires all visitors to register at the first-floorreception desk. Please be prepared to inform the front desk about the purpose of your visit so the appropriate escort may be quickly arranged. All visitors need an escort while in the building.

As BCS moves to DLI, we want to ensure we keep in touch with you. If your e-mail address changes, please let us know at bcsd.response@state.mn.us. This will ensure you receive our newsletter, new class offerings and any other major code announcements. We do not send out a large amount of e-mails and do not include attachments. Please include your name and phone number so we can reach you if we receive a bounce back from your e-mail address.

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY CONSTRUCTION CODES AND LICENSING DIVISION
408 METRO SQUARE BUILDING 121 7TH PLACE EAST • ST. PAUL MN 55101 (651) 296-4639 • FAX: (651) 297-1973 • TTY: 1-800-627-3529 www.doli.state.mn.us

UNTIL OCT. 28, 2005, PLEASE CONTINUE TO CONTACT US AT:

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Contact information for the Department of Labor and Industry main office
443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155 Phone: (651) 284-5005 Toll-free: 1-800-DIAL-DLI (1-800-342-5354) TTY: (651) 297-4198 Parking Public parking is available directly in front of the building at designated spots and in the nearby visitor lot. DLI requires that you sign in and register your vehicle (with license plate information). From the west Follow highway I-94 east to the 7th Street exit. Turn left on 7th Street and travel east three blocks to Lafayette Road N. Turn left on Lafayette Road N. and go two blocks to DLI (on the left). From the east Follow highway I-94 west to the Mounds Blvd. exit. Follow Mounds Blvd. to 7th Street. Turn left on 7th Street and travel west 1/4 mile to Lafayette Road N. Turn right on Lafayette Road N. and go two blocks to DLI (on the left). From the north

Follow highway 35E south to the University Ave. exit. Turn left on University Ave. and travel east three blocks to Lafayette Road N. Turn right on Lafayette Road N. and go three blocks to DLI (on the right).
From the south

Follow highway 52 across the Lafayette bridge. Travel two blocks beyond 7th Street on Lafayette Road N. to DLI (on the left).

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Two Fall seminars are underway

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Residential Plan Review based on the 2003 International Residential Code

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Commercial Plan Review based on the 2003 International Building Code

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

About this program This program will demonstrate a basic plan review of a single-family dwelling based on the provisions of the 2003 International Residential Code (IRC) and applicable state amendments. Who should attend Building Officials, inspectors, designers, design professionals, contractors, installers, skilled trade persons and other interested parties.

About this program This program will demonstrate a plan review of a commercial strip center with multiple tenants and occupancies. This program will be based on the provisions of the 2003 International Building Code (IBC) and applicable state amendments. Who should attend Building Officials, inspectors, designers, design professionals, contractors, installers, skilled trade persons and other interested parties.

• Dave Nelson — City of Pelican Rapids • Jeff D. Fagerstrom — City of Cass Lake

Exhibit displays

BCS will continue to loan the twopart display units to municipalities presenting coderelated information at community events. Along with the display units (with display lights) we provide a variety of literature and photos you may use if you wish. To reserve a display, contact Jane Schmidley at: (651) 284-5856 or jane.schmidley@state.mn.us She is already located at DLI and will try to arrange specific pickup times to allow you to pull up front, pick up your cases, and be on your way. You can also park in the public or visitor parking spaces.

To register for either of these seminars please go to our Web site: www.doli.state.mn.us - Construction Codes and Licensing Division Building Codes and Standards - right column - 2005 Seminars

Other training opportunities
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North Hennepin Community College now offers two of its Building Inspection Technology (BIT) Program courses online:

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Building Codes and Standards training events including presentations at industry organizations. Two coming events that may be of interest are:

• BIT 1000 Introduction to Building Inspection Description: This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the International Building Codes. It is recommended as the first course for people with limited knowledge of the composition of the various codes that make up the State Building Codes. • BIT 1100, Field Inspection Description: Provides a basic understanding of the International Residential Code and the International Building Code. This course is recommended for people with limited knowledge of the composition of the various codes that make up the Minnesota State Building Code. Prerequisite: BIT 1000 For additional information, contact Ron Sonnek at (763) 488-0208 or via e-mail at RSonnek@nhcc.edu. Online at: www.nh.cc.mn.us

• Residential cold weather masonry techniques, and foundation, damproofing and waterproofing. Date: Oct. 20 Location: Maplewood Sponsored by: 10,000 Lakes Chapter • 2003 IBC building planning and hazardous materials. Dates: Nov. 15 and16 Nov. 17 and 18 Location: Maplewood Sponsored by: 10,000 Lakes Chapter For additional information, contact Keith Wille at (651) 209-9728, via e-mail at keith@ci.forest-lake.mn.us or via FAX at (651) 464-6874. Online at: www.10klakes.org

For a current list of Seminars and Certified/ Limited/Accessibility class dates go to Calendar under Quick Links on the Web site home page.

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Request for e-mail distribution and customer survey
q Yes! I would like to receive brief e-mail notices.
NAME: COMPANY/ORG JOB TITLE E-MAIL ADDRESS SECOND E-MAIL ADDRESS BUSINESS PHONE SECOND PHONE

E-mail topics of interest?
E-mail is an efficient and effective method for distributing information and announcements. We respect your time and promise: - To keep e-mails very brief. - To limit the frequency of e-mail distribution. - To rarely include attachments. Topics I am interested in include: q Anything related to the Minnesota State Building Code q Educational opportunities or information Other areas of interest include:
q Accessibility q Building Plan Preparation q Building Safety and Security q Code Administration and Reports q Construction Materials: _____________________ q Elevator Safety q Electricity* q Energy* q Fire Safety* q Industry Standards and Models* q Legal Issues:______________________________ q Manufactured Homes q IBC Modular/Prefabricated Structures q Mechanical Systems (ventilation) q Occupancy Codes q Plan Review q Professional Responsibility q Plumbing* q Problems: flooding, mold, ___________________ q Roof/Ceiling Design and Construction q Rulemaking q Structural Engineering ? samples instead q Windows and Doors* Other:_______________________________
* Some training is provided with other agencies .

Does our customer service hit the mark?
1. How do you rate your satisfaction when contacting the Building Codes and Standards? q More than satisfied q Satisfied q Less Than Satisfied q Unsatisfied

2. During the last twelve months you contacted the Building Codes and Standards by: (check all that apply) q E-mail q Phone q FAX q U.S. Mail q In Person q Other: ___________________________ 3. Have you visited the Building Codes and Standards Web-site (www.buildingcodes.admin.state.mn.us) in the past 12 months? q Yes q No 4. If yes, did you find the information you needed? q Yes q No 5. We welcome any other comments you wish to share regarding our services. We appreciate your taking the time to respond to these questions. Thank you!

Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
408 Metro Square Building, 121 East 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55101-2181 Direct: (651) 296-4639 Fax: (651) 297-1973 TTY: 1-800-627-3529

www.doli.state.mn.us