Upcoming Events

March 2019: Meeting

When: Monday, March 11th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: Indoor Air Quality and HVAC problems and solutions
Speaker:  Tom Matsch, Enviroworld USATopics will include: IAQ Resolution Techniques, HVAC Dynamics, HVAC/Building Performance, Natural Gas Meters, Natural Gas Lines, 2015 Minnesota Energy Code, Stack Effect, Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), HVAC Equipment Protocol/Procedures, Make-Up Air R402.4.1.1, HRV’s, Balanced Ventilation, IECC Residential Code R403.2.3, AHRI, Radon, International Fuel Gas Code (Venting Clearances), etc.Includes unlimited pizza, salad, breadsticks, and soda.

Walk-in meeting fees are $20/$25 for chapter members/non-members, respectively.

April 2019: All-Day Seminar

When: Saturday, April 6th, 8 am – 5 pm
Where: University of Minnesota Continuing Education Building, 1890 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN
Topics: Chimneys & Electrical
Speakers:  Russ Dimmitt, CSIA & John Williamson, MN Department of Labor & Industry

Only $25.00 for current ASHI Heartland Chapter members and/or current MSHI members
$100 for non-members, and still a bargain.
Register online at http://www.mshi.org/seminars

7:30 am – 8:00 am: Sign-in, breakfast provided
8:00 am – 12:00 pm: John Williamson, Chief Electrical Inspector, MN Department of Labor & Industry
• IAEI One- and Two-Family Dwelling PowerPoint presentation (recently updated to the 2017 NEC)
• Basics of Minnesota’s electrical licensing and inspection program
• Preview of the proposed changes in the 2020 NEC, covering the significant changes that have traction and will probably become a reality (GFCI, AFCI, countertop receptacles, basements, exterior service disconnect switches and more)
• Q&A, more specific topics TBA
About: John Williamson is the Chief Electrical Inspector for the state of Minnesota, working out of the Construction Codes and Licensing division of the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Russ Dimmitt, Director of Education for the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)
Chimneys can be a bit of a mystery. They are not only something that many homeowners never think about, but they are dark, dank and oftentimes smelly. We are going to talk about a few things in relation to chimneys. What a chimney is and isn’t, what the standard of care is when inspecting a chimney and what sort of defects might commonly be found in chimneys.
About: Russ has nearly three decades in the industry. He came to CSIA from Copperfield Chimney Supply, where he served as Technical Manager with responsibilities including, but not limitedto: educational programming, technical writing, and public presentations. Dimmitt maintains CSIA and National Fireplace Institute certifications, serves on the UL Standards Technical Panel and as Secretary of The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation. No stranger to NCSG leadership, he previously served on the NCSG Board of Directors.

May 2019: Meeting

When: Monday, May 13th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: TBA
Speaker:  TBA

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