Upcoming Events

February 2018

When: Monday, February 19th,  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: Mold, IAQ, Building Science
Speaker: Paul Ellringer, Air Tamarack
Paul will be teaching on indoor air quality (IAQ), mold testing, IAQ problems, insulation problems with walkout basements, and general building science.
About
Paul J. Ellringer – Paul is a building scientist, registered engineer (14162), and certified industrial hygienist (1552).  For the past twenty years, he has investigated moisture-related concerns in over 1,000 buildings.  Paul has authored twenty papers, books and articles on these issues, many of which have been published nationally.  Over the past ten years, Paul has investigated wall failure problems related to moisture penetration in over 500 residential houses in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.  For five years Paul has been presenting a State of Minnesota certified “Contractors License Renewal Course” on building construction techniques to avoid water penetration concerns.  That eight-hour course is presented regularly to residential building contractors at Century College.  Paul served on the State Building Code Residential Energy Committee for three years, which was responsible for the present building code to make buildings more energy efficient as well as more durable and resistant to water penetration.  Paul has published papers regarding the cause of stucco wall failures in residential and commercial buildings in Minnesota.  Paul has been involved with indoor air quality issues in buildings for 35 years.  Paul presently works for St. Paul-based Air Tamarack, Inc.
We meet at Frankie’s Pizza and serve a dinner of pizza, salad, breadsticks, and soda is included. Frankie’s has some of the best pizza in town, as well as a separate banquet room for us. The meeting fee covers the cost of the food.
Registration for the meeting has closed. The fee is $20 at the door for chapter members or $25 at the door for non-chapter members.

March 2018

When: Monday, March 12th,  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: Basement and crawlspace problems and solutions
Speaker: Chad Neegaard of Innovative Basement Systems
Innovate Basement Systems specializes in waterproofing basements and crawlspaces. They service the entire Twin Cities area, and they do some amazing work with nasty crawlspaces. Chad will be teaching repair methods for problematic basements, foundations, and crawlspaces.
The fee is $15 for chapter members who pre-register or $20 for non-chapter members who pre-register.
The fee is $20 at the door for chapter members or $25 at the door for non-chapter members.
Please register using the link below.


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April 2018

When: Monday, April 9th,  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: Managing moisture in residential construction
Speaker: Lori Gunderson of Hallmark Building Supplies, Inc.

May 2018 – All Day Seminar

When: Saturday, May 12th,  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: U of M Continuing Education Building, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul
Topics: New Minnesota Plumbing Code and other(s) TBD
Speaker: John Parizek, President of the Minnesota State Plumbing Board. Other speaker(s) TBD.

June, July and August:

We don’t have these meetings dates scheduled yet, but we’re already looking for chapter members to present for the summer meetings. Attendance is typically lower during the summer, so we don’t invite guest speakers to come in. We’re looking for chapter members to volunteer to teach. If you have a topic you could present on, please get in contact with Reuben at reuben@structuretech1.com.

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