Upcoming Events

February 2019

When: Monday, February 11th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: Radon testing requirements
Speaker:  Dan Hylland and Josh Kerber from the Minnesota Department of Health

Dan and Josh will be coming out to discuss radon licensing requirements and reporting details. This meeting will also count for 2 CE hours toward radon licensing for Minnesota.

Please register for the meeting below. Registration includes unlimited pizza, salad, breadsticks, and soda.

$15 for ASHI Heartland Members who register online by 4:00 pm on 2/11/19.
$20 for non-ASHI Heartland Members who register online by 4:00 pm on 2/11/19.
The maximum number of registrations for this meeting has been reached, and registration is now closed.
Due to the high number of registrations for this meeting, no walk-ins will be allowed. This meeting will be streamed live, for free, via Zoom. To attend online, please register here:  https://ashiheartland.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f42b34a21201456275ee1c0a&id=7baa1706eb&e=cdbbf3e30d

March 2019

When: Monday, March 11th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: TBD
Speaker:  TBD

April 2019: All-Day Seminar

When: Saturday, April 6th, 8am – 5pm
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

About Russ:

Russ Dimmitt has been in the chimney industry for 30 years. He was the technical manager for the largest chimney supplier for much of that time and took over the role of director of information for the Chimney Safety Institute of America in 2018. He is a CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweep and is certified with the National Fireplace Institute.

Class Outline (8am – 12pm)

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 John:

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.

Class Outline (1pm – 5pm)

  • 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


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