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					BUILDER | REMODELER | REAL ESTATE *
  Continuing Education
   SEMINARS
         JANUARY - MARCH 2010

                                                        Sponsored by:




           *Not all classes are approved for Real Estate Credits.
                                                     Welcome to the BATC University
                                                  Continuing Education Course Catalog!
                                                  Greetings and welcome to BATC University! Education is one of the four pillars of strength that
                                                  the Builders Association of the Twin Cities uses to support the housing industry. In today’s uncer-
                                                  tain economy, I would submit that it may be the most important. Now, more than ever, members
                                                  of this industry need to be positioned ahead of the curve in order to maintain and increase market
                                                  share. BATC U is designed to help you do just that. Knowing the latest market trends, design
                                                  changes, consumer desires, and closing strategies can be just the thing you need to separate your-
                                                  self from the competition and we are ready to provide that edge.

                                                  Please take a look at all BATC U has to offer and ask yourself, “Why would I NOT utilize the
National Designations
                                                  opportunity to be a little better than the guy down the street?” Then, sign up for some classes. You
Set yourself above the competition and gain       won’t be disappointed! And remember, members of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities get
national credibility and recognition. BATC
University offers NAHB University of Housing      a discount on course fees. If you are interested in joining, call BATC at 651-697-1954 and get a
Designations that will enhance your skills and    membership application sent to you, or go online to www.batc.org to download an application.
ultimately, your profitability. These courses
have an NAHB annual renewal fee and contin-       Yours Truly,
uing education is required to maintain your
designation.
Courses we offer include:
CAPS | Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist –
Technical, business management and customer       Joshua Fowler
services skills including home modifications for   BATC Executive Vice President
the aging-in-place market
Offered on February 2, 3, and 4! See page 2
for details.                                      How to read this schedule (example):
                                                                                                                                C=Contractor Credit
CGB | Certified Graduate Builder – Business                                                                                     RE=Real Estate Credit*
management skills and understanding today’s                                                                                       E=Energy Credit
home building industry through a variety of                                                                       Number of      Lead=Lead Credit
courses determined by taking BAR (Builders                                 Course #      Class Time                Credits        *Credits Pending Approval

Assessment Review)
CGR | Certified Graduate Remodeler –                                          101 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM                   2 C, Energy, Lead, RE*
Understand today’s home remodeling industry
through a variety of courses determined by            Course Title       2010 Wall Bracing Workshop
taking PREP (Professional Remodeler
                                                     Instructor Info.    Jeffory Bloch, Simpson Strong-Tie
Experience Profile)
CSP | Certified New Home Sales Professional                               This workshop will be focusing on the prescriptive requirements of the IRC Section
                                                        Course           R602.10. Special attention will be given to Alternate Bracing Solutions allowed by
– Enhance professional image, increase                Description
marketability and move more product                                      the IRC.

Master CSP | Master Certified New Home
Sales Professional – Additional educational
achievements of graduates of the CSP program
CMP | Certified New Home Marketing
                                                  Credit Logistics
Professional – Manage sales and marketing for          All BUILDING CONTRACTOR, REMODELER, AND ROOFER licensees need 7 hours approved
new home communities                                   continuing education before March 31, 2010 to maintain your license.
MIRM | Member, Institute of Residential                All classes have been approved for Building Contractor and Real Estate continuing education credits
Marketing – In-depth peer reviewed and                 unless otherwise noted.
approved marketing case study, similar to a
master’s level thesis                                  Licensees are required to have one hour on energy EACH YEAR and one hour on lead abatement
                                                       for their FIRST reporting period only.
CAASH | Certified Active Adult Specialist in
Housing – Essential knowledge, tools and skills        You cannot repeat the same course for three years.
to succeed with the fastest-growing segment of
                                                       If you have more than 7 hours, you cannot carry over those hours into this reporting period
the housing market
                                                       (April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010).
RCS | Residential Construction
Superintendent – Home Builders Institute’s             If you need real estate credits, please check our website for approval status.
(HBI) designation includes customer service to         The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will send out license renewal applications
trade contractor relations                             approximately six weeks prior to March 31, 2010. All information required for your renewal form is on
                                                       your “Certificate of Completion” form. We recommend you keep a copy of all certificates from
                                                       courses you have taken. If you do not receive your renewal application by March 1st, please call the
                                                       Department of Labor and Industry at 651-284-5065.
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                                                                                         203 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                                     1 C, RE*
 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6TH, 2010                                                        Independent Contractors Under Federal and Minnesota
                                                                                     Law: What’s New, What’s Old and How to Comply
     101 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM                                       2 C, RE*         Penelope Phillips, Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt, P.A.
 2010 Wall Bracing Workshop                                                          This course is an overview on the legal classifications for employees versus
 Jeffory Bloch, Simpson Strong-Tie                                                   independent contractors under federal and Minnesota law. The course will
 This workshop will be focusing on the prescriptive requirements of the IRC          examine the specific requirements for the Independent Contractor Exemption
 Section R602.10. Special attention will be given to Alternate Bracing Solutions     Certificate under Minnesota law.
 allowed by the IRC.
                                                                                         204 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM                                    1.5 C, RE*
     102 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM                            2 C, Energy, RE*
                                                                                     Regulatory Takings and Land Use
 Avoid the BIG NO GOOD - Principles of the Water                                     Peter Coyle, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.
 Managed Wall - 2-Hour                                                               A detailed review of current land use policies available to cities, counties and
 John Miller, Northstar Associates                                                   towns and how, if misused, they can cause a regulatory taking of private prop-
 Discussion of water managed walls, drainage, drying, deflection and durability       erty.
 trying in a green sustainability story and energy-efficiency story into a building
                                                                                         205 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM                                     1.5 C, RE*
 that will last.
                                                                                     Getting Paid: An Overview of Minnesota Mechanic’s Lien
     103 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM                                       1 C, RE*
                                                                                     Laws
 Wind and Solar Systems for Urban Residential Homes                                  Blake R. Nelson, Esq., Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
 Nick Hanson, Joel Cannon, David Ault, Ulteig Engineers, tenKsolar, Private          An overview of the laws and procedures to perfect and enforce mechanic’s lien
 Energy Systems, Inc.                                                                rights and obtain payment for construction projects.
 Alternative and renewable sources of energy are sparking the interest of
 builders and homeowners across the Twin Cities and Nation. With tax credits
                                                                                     THURSDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2010
 and utility rebates offsetting much of the costs, the interest levels are sure to
 rise exponentially in the coming months. Cities, builders, homeowners, and              301 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM                                      2 C, RE*
 realtors will have to become accustomed to the challenges that alternative
 energy presents to the property valuations, Code requirements, and building
                                                                                     School of Rocks - Natural Stone Basics
                                                                                     Stephen Hedberg, Hedberg Landscape & Masonry Supplies
 techniques. This course will provide information regarding: Permitting,
 Costs/Rebates/Credits, Efficiency and Benefits of Solar and Vertical Axis Wind        This seminar provides a better understanding of where stone comes from, how
 Turbines, and Installation (location, mechanical, and structural requirements).     it is quarried, and what the processes are in fabrication of the products used for
                                                                                     residential veneer, flooring, landscaping, and specialty pieces.
     104 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM                                        1 C, RE*
                                                                                         302 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM                         1 C*, Energy*, RE*
 Green Energy Options: Make the Most of Your Stimulus
 Dollars                                                                             Building Performance
 Michael Mayerchak, Becky Harasyn, Jeff Byron, Xcel Energy                           Peter V. Burns, The Energy Conservatory
 This course is intended to help builders and trade allies assist their customers    This session will provide an introduction to building science along with a dis-
 in determining best energy options. We will provide information regarding           cussion of recent changes in the Minnesota Energy Code.
 heating equipment cost comparisons, federal stimulus program applications,              303 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                                     1 C, RE*
 carbon cap & trade, as well as CO2 emission data for available energy fuels.
 Upon course completion, residential and commercial builders and trade allies        Concrete Polishing: A Sustainable Flooring Option
 will have the correct tools to help their consumers make educated, value-           Tom Graf, Concrete Arts
 added energy decisions with economic and environmental benefits.                     The program examines the latest techniques and trends that have emerged in
                                                                                     the decorative concrete flooring industry; focusing specifically on the sustain-
     105 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM                                        1 C, RE*
                                                                                     able finishing option of polished concrete. The program highlights the grow-
 Business Basics for Builders & Contractors                                          ing popularity of polished concrete and explores the application process,
 Joseph Beckman, Esq., Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC                                      coloration options available, and benefits that have propelled concrete polish-
 Business basics and related topics for builders, including corporate formalities,   ing into a multi-billion dollar industry.
 employment basics, basic legal requirements (insurance, taxes, written con-             304 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM                                      2 C, RE*
 tracts, record-keeping, etc.).
                                                                                     Wall Assembly Best Practices to Properly Manage Moisture
                                                                                     & Promote Drying
 THURSDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 2010                                                        Peter Slama, Drain-Plane by G.P. Williams
     201 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM                             2 C, Energy, RE*           This course will detail the proper use of Weather Barriers and drainage planes
 Geothermal Energy... Ground Source Heat Pump Basics                                 and the Best Practice of incorporating rainscreen (basic) systems in the wall
 Jim Cusack, UMR Geothermal                                                          assembly design.
 Geothermal basic theory and design principles. Learn what builders and                  305 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM                                       1 C, RE*
 remodelers need to know when a client asks about geothermal. Get an under-
                                                                                     Lighting Control
 standing of site requirements and different systems.
                                                                                     Mark Kurilla, CS Media, Inc.
     202 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM                                      1 C, RE*         Lighting control has become a standard in new home construction…people
 Understanding the Operating Cost Savings and                                        who have it - love it and wonder how they ever lived without it! Attendees will
                                                                                     be active participants in discussion surrounding common misconceptions and
 Environmental Impact of Using Different Fuel Sources
                                                                                     lighting control design considerations.
 Jason Pung, CenterPoint Energy
 Attendees will gain an understanding of the operating costs and environmental
 impact of heating and water heating equipment using different fuel sources.




Register for Classes at www.batc.org
All Credits Approved by the MN Department of Labor and Industry & Department of Commerce unless otherwise noted with an *.                                                1
    CAPS Seminars: Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist                                     WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2010
    Technical, business management and customer services skills including home modifica-
    tions for the aging-in-place market.                                                      401 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM                                      2 C, RE*

    S A V E on C A P S! One last time at last year’s price. Make sure                     Designing & Building Spaces with Universal Design
    you get your share of the aging-in-place market by earning your CAPS                  Charlie Braun and David Guzzi, Equal Access Homes, Inc.
    now, before we have to pass through the NAHB price hike.                              All levels of Universal Design will be addressed pertaining to new building
                                                                                          and remodeling. Entries, Kitchens and Baths will be discussed.
    ALL THREE DAYS:
    $450 for BATC/NAHB Members; $615 for Non-members                                          402 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM                         1 C*, Energy*, RE*
    Individual days:                                                                      Building Performance
    $160 for BATC/NAHB Members; $215 for Non-members                                      Peter V. Burns, The Energy Conservatory
                                                                                          This session will provide an introduction to building science along with a dis-
                                                                                          cussion of recent changes in the Minnesota Energy Code.
                                                                                              403 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                                     1 C, RE*
    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2010 CAPS SEMINAR
                                                                                          Construction Contracts: Complying With New Legal
         C1 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM                                     6(C), 8(RE)*          Requirements
    Marketing and Communication Strategies for Aging and                                  Timothy Hassett, Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt
    Accessibility - CAPS I - An NAHB Designation Course                                   This course is designed to prepare builders for understanding significant con-
    Instructor To Be Determined                                                           tract, disclosure and warranty issues regarding real estate construction law.
    Learn best practices in communicating and interacting with this exciting and
    evolving population, and take advantage of one of the fastest growing mar-                404 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM                                    1.5 C, RE*
    ket segments in remodeling and related industries. As a graduate of this              Getting Paid: An Overview of Minnesota Mechanic’s Lien
    course, you will be able to: Explain the three segments within the Aging-in-          Laws
    Place market that present business opportunities for building professionals;          Blake R. Nelson, Esq., Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
    Implement a process for promoting new opportunities for products and serv-
                                                                                          An overview of the laws and procedures to perfect and enforce mechanic’s
    ices in the Aging-in-Place market; Enhance your sales process with effective
                                                                                          lien rights and obtain payment for construction projects.
    techniques for the Aging-in-Place market.
                                                                                              405 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM                                     1.5 C, RE*
    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2010 CAPS SEMINAR                                            Construction Defect Claims: Legal Implications for Non-
                                                                                          Lawyer Professionals
         C2 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM                                     6(C), 8(RE)*
                                                                                          Christopher R. Jones, Esq., Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
    Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility - CAPS II -
                                                                                          A seminar discussing common construction defect claims in residential con-
    An NAHB Designation Course                                                            struction, how to evaluate legal claims, potential liability and responding to
    Instructor To Be Determined                                                           such claims. The seminar will provide an overview of applicable MN law, com-
    This course will help you understand the guidelines and requirements of               mon lawsuit claims and breakdown of the issues involved.
    accessibility, the importance of doing an assessment with input from occupa-
    tional and physical therapists as well as qualified health care professionals,
    and the significance of good design in making modifications that can trans-             TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2010
    form a house into a safe, attractive, and comfortable home for life. As a grad-           501 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM                                      4 C, RE*
    uate of this course, you will: Describe the home ownership market as it
    relates to the three segments of the Aging-in-Place market; Consider contrac-         Construction and Demolition Waste Management
    tual and legal concerns for building professionals providing design solutions         Curt Hoffman & Michael Reed, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency,
    to the Aging-in-Place client; Perform a needs assessment to identify and pri-         Ramsey County Environmental Health
    oritize the needs, wants, and wishes of the Aging-in-Place client; Recommend          With the slow economy, building construction and demolition is even more
    specific design solutions for the Aging-in-Place client; Estimate and schedule         competitive these days. How can you get the bid, follow the rules and still
    the Aging-in-Place project while regarding special considerations; Identify           make money? This 4-hour course will provide information on MN rules and
    considerations for executing the job while the client is in residence.                regulations that pertain to the construction and demolition of buildings and
                                                                                          proper waste management on site. Speakers will discuss ways to qualify for
                                                                                          LEED certification points, deconstruction of buildings, and construction tips
    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2010 CAPS SEMINAR                                             to avoid waste disposal costs on the job site. Recent case studies will be dis-
         C3 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM                                     6(C), 8(RE)*          cussed and you will take part in a virtual tour of multiple sites showing you
                                                                                          what can be accomplished and what pitfalls await at a job site.
    Business Management for Building Professionals -
    An NAHB Course                                                                            502 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM                          1 C*, Energy*, RE*
    Shawn Nelson, New Spaces                                                              Building Performance
    Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This course          Peter V. Burns, The Energy Conservatory
    will give you a solid foundation in those best business practices so valuable
                                                                                          This session will provide an introduction to building science along with a dis-
    to smaller businesses: planning, organizing, staffing/directing and controlling.
                                                                                          cussion of recent changes in the Minnesota Energy Code.
    By using case studies and sample forms, your instructors will give you practi-
    cal and applicable tools for management success. As a graduate of this                    503 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM                                       2 C, RE*
    course, you will be able to: Discuss common business challenges and learn
    practical tips and tools to overcome them, Explain the three basic functional         A Contractor’s Guide to Mechanic’s Liens in Minnesota
    areas within a company, List the five main tools used to improve a business,           Gary Van Cleve & Rob Stefonowicz, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren,
    Apply each of the five Ps to the three functional areas of the business,               Ltd.
    Identify methods of recruiting, interviewing, training, and retaining quality         Substantive and practical information on how mechanic’s lien law works in
    personnel, Apply the key measures of business performance to your own                 Minnesota, with Hypotheticals illustrating specific issues and problems.
    business.




                                                                                                  Register for Classes at www.batc.org
2                       All Credits Approved by the MN Department of Labor and Industry & Department of Commerce unless otherwise noted with an *.
 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2010                                                           703 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM                                       1 C, RE*

     601 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM                                       3 C, RE*         Green Energy Options: Make the Most of Your Stimulus
                                                                                     Dollars
 OSHA 101 and Safety Management
                                                                                     Michael Mayerchak, Becky Harasyn, Jeff Byron, Xcel Energy
 Bob Williams, Dunwoody College of Technology
                                                                                     This course is intended to help builders and trade allies assist their customers
 What Minnesota Workplace Consultation (MNOSHA Consultation) provides.
                                                                                     in determining best energy options. We will provide information regarding
 A look at residential construction practices that need to be changed. Why it
                                                                                     heating equipment cost comparisons, federal stimulus program applications,
 would be beneficial for your company to have a safety program.
                                                                                     carbon cap & trade, as well as CO2 emission data for available energy fuels.
     602 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                          1 C*, Energy*, RE*           Upon course completion, residential and commercial builders and trade allies
                                                                                     will have the correct tools to help their consumers make educated, value
 Building Performance                                                                added energy decisions with economic and environmental benefits.
 Peter V. Burns, The Energy Conservatory
 This session will provide an introduction to building science along with a dis-         704 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM                                        1 C, RE*
 cussion of recent changes in the Minnesota Energy Code.                             Mold and Moisture/Identification and Correction
                                                                                     Todd Lewis, Zach Braid, Indigo Environmental, ecometrex
     603 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM                                       2 C, RE*
                                                                                     The course provides general practices and remedies used for mold contami-
 Water Intrusion: Learning the Hard Way                                              nated buildings: accepted practices and when should the builder involve out-
 Craig Bergstrom, True North Remodeling, Inc.                                        side contractors/consultants, typical problems revealed, and strategies for
 In this course, we will cover the causes & repair of damage from water intru-       protecting yourself from litigation.
 sion and the impact of code violations. Included will be examples of: proper
 lapping of all components related to the exterior of the home, the need for             705 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM                                        1 C, RE*
 kick-out flashings, proper rim joint installation, deck ledger board installation,   Asbestos in Renovation/Demolition Projects
 problems with grade being too high, the need to over-frame dead valleys,            Todd Lewis, Indigo Environmental
 and proper window installation. Many photos will be shown of the results of
                                                                                     Asbestos for Today’s Remodeling Contractor: You will learn why asbestos is
 improper installation and proper repairs with testimonials from homeowners.
                                                                                     still an issue today, get a regulation overview for residential contractors and
     604 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM                                        1 C, RE*         learn about asbestos testing requirements.

 Planning for Residential Electronic Systems
 Mark Kurilla, CS Media, Inc.                                                        THURSDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2010
 As with other rough in trades, electronic systems should be planned for well            801 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM                                       2 C, RE*
 in advance of construction and documented at the drawing phase of design.
 Attendees will examine specific design considerations, such as space, fram-          Designing & Building Spaces with Universal Design
 ing, electrical, and ventilation requirements.                                      Charlie Braun and David Guzzi, Equal Access Homes, Inc.
                                                                                     All levels of Universal Design will be addressed pertaining to new building
                                                                                     and remodeling. Entries, Kitchens and Baths will be discussed.
 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2010
                                                                                         802 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM                             2 C, Energy, RE*
     701 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM                                       2 C, RE*
                                                                                     Geothermal Energy... Ground Source Heat Pump Basics
 2010 Wall Bracing Workshop
                                                                                     Jim Cusack, UMR Geothermal
 Jeffory Bloch, Simpson Strong-Tie
                                                                                     Geothermal basic theory and design principles. Learn what builders and
 This workshop will be focusing on the prescriptive requirements of the IRC
                                                                                     remodelers need to know when a client asks about geothermal. Get an
 Section R602.10. Special attention will be given to Alternate Bracing Solutions
                                                                                     understanding of site requirements and different systems.
 allowed by the IRC.
                                                                                         803 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM                                       2 C, RE*
     702 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM                             2 C, Energy, RE*
                                                                                     Gearing Up To Grow - Legal Lessons for Recovery
 Geothermal Energy... Ground Source Heat Pump Basics
                                                                                     Timothy Hassett, Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt
 Jim Cusack, UMR Geothermal
                                                                                     This course is designed to prepare builders for market recovery using lessons
 Geothermal basic theory and design principles. Learn what builders and
                                                                                     learned during the downturn. Builders will be taught to: Make it easier for the
 remodelers need to know when a client asks about geothermal. Get an
                                                                                     customers to do business for them; Incorporate green building legal prac-
 understanding of site requirements and different systems.
                                                                                     tices; Structure their companies to accommodate growth; and Plan land
                                                                                     development to provide flexibility.
                                                                                         804 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM                                        1 C, RE*
                                                                                     Independent Contractors Under Federal and Minnesota
                                                                                     Law: What’s New, What’s Old and How to Comply
                                                                                     Penelope Phillips, Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt, P.A.
                                                                                     This course is an overview on the legal classifications for employees versus
                                                                                     independent contractors under federal and Minnesota law. The course will
                                                                                     examine the specific requirements for the Independent Contractor
                                                                                     Exemption Certificate under Minnesota law.




Register for Classes at www.batc.org
All Credits Approved by the MN Department of Labor and Industry & Department of Commerce unless otherwise noted with an *.                                              3
    TUESDAY, MARCH 23RD, 2010                          AT BPSS IN MPLS!                TUESDAY, MARCH 30TH, 2010

    We offer education classes at the Builders                                             901 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM                              4 C, Energy, RE*
    Product & Service Show at the                                                      Avoid the BIG NO GOOD - Principles of the Water
                                                                                       Managed Wall - 4-Hour
    Minneapolis Convention Center                                                      John Miller, Northstar Associates
        BPS1 | 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM                                     1 C, RE*
                                                                                       Discussion of water managed walls, drainage, drying, deflection and durabili-
    Environmental Considerations When Renovating                                       ty trying in a green sustainability story and energy-efficiency story into a
    Foreclosed Homes                                                                   building that will last. This course goes into more detail than the 2-hour.
    Todd Lewis, Indigo Environmental
                                                                                           902 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM                                      1.5 C, RE*
    Learn about the environmental considerations that are necessary when reno-
    vating foreclosed homes: What environmental issues a builder may                   Regulatory Takings and Land Use
    encounter; residential contractors strategy for correcting problems; and ways      Peter Coyle, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.
    for improving the indoor building environment.                                     A detailed review of current land use policies available to cities, counties and
                                                                                       towns and how, if misused, they can cause a regulatory taking of private
        BPS2 | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM                                     1 C, RE*          property.
    Municipal Fees & Special Assessments: Can They Do That?                                903 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM                                       1.5 C, RE*
    Gary Van Cleve, Larkin Hoffman
    Provides basic understanding of legally-permissable fees a city can charge a       Construction Defect Claims: Legal Implications for Non-
    developer or builder, how fees can be challenged and special assessment            Lawyer Professionals
    procedure and challenges.                                                          Christopher R. Jones, Esq., Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
                                                                                       A seminar discussing common construction defect claims in residential con-
        BPS3 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM                                    2 C, RE*
                                                                                       struction, how to evaluate legal claims, potential liability and responding to
    Gearing Up To Grow - Legal Lessons for Recovery                                    such claims. The seminar will provide an overview of applicable MN law, com-
    Timothy Hassett, Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt                                     mon lawsuit claims and breakdown of the issues involved.
    This course is designed to prepare builders for market recovery using lessons
    learned during the downturn. Builders will be taught to: Make it easier for the
    customers to do business with them; Incorporate green building legal prac-
    tices; Structure their companies to accommodate growth; and Plan land
    development to provide flexibility.
        BPS4 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM                           2 C, Energy, RE*
    Avoid the BIG NO GOOD - Principles of the Water
    Managed Wall - 2-Hour
    John Miller, Northstar Associates
    Discussion of water managed walls, drainage, drying, deflection and durabili-
    ty trying in a green sustainability story and energy-efficiency story into a
    building that will last.
        BPS5 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM                                     1 C, RE*
    Independent Contractors Under Federal and Minnesota
    Law: What’s New, What’s Old and How to Comply
    Penelope Phillips, Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt, P.A.
    This course is an overview on the legal classifications for employees versus
    independent contractors under federal and Minnesota law. The course will
    examine the specific requirements for the Independent Contractor
    Exemption Certificate under Minnesota law.



    Lead Safety for Remodeling, Repairs &                                             JANUARY 20TH, 2010                         MARCH 23RD, 2010
    Painting - Renovator Initial Course                                                L1 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM                       L4 | 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
                                                                                                                                    *Note Different Start Time
                                                                                                                                    At the Minneapolis Convention Center
    Remodelers and builders who do renovation or remodeling projects
    in homes built before 1978 must soon comply with new lead paint                   FEBRUARY 11TH, 2010                        APRIL 14TH, 2010
    safety requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                                                                                       L2 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM                       L5 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    (EPA). This 8-hour EPA-approved course is required for at least one
    individual of a firm doing work in these homes by April 22, 2010. Visit
    www.epa.gov/lead for more information.
                                                                                      MARCH 18TH, 2010
    This course is APPROVED for 6 Contractor and Lead credits.                         L3 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    $190 for BATC Members; $240 for Non-members
    Price includes lunch!




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                                                                                                                                                           All Contractor Credits APPROVED by the MN Department of Labor and
                                    ■   101 (2) C, RE      ■    102 (2) C, E, RE    ■     103 (1) C, RE       ■    104 (1) C, RE     ■   105 (1) C, RE                    Industry unless otherwise noted with an *.
                                                                                                                                                           All Real Estate Credits are PENDING APPROVAL by the Department of
                                    THURSDAY, JANUARY 14:                                    ■ SIGN ME UP FOR ALL DAY                                                                     Commerce.
                                    ■   201 (2) C, E, RE   ■     202 (1) C, RE      ■    203 (1) C, RE      ■    204 (1.5) C, RE     ■   205 (1.5) C, RE    How To Register:
                                    THURSDAY, JANUARY 28:                                    ■ SIGN ME UP FOR ALL DAY                                       • www.batc.org, click on BATC U or Calendar of Events, or
                                                                                                                                                            • Complete this form, send it to:
                                    ■   301 (2) C, RE      ■    302 (1) C*, E*, RE   ■     303 (1) C, RE      ■    304 (2) C, RE     ■   305 (1) C, RE       BATC, 2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113, or
                                                                                                                                                            • Complete this form, fax it to 651.697.7599
                                    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2:                                                                                                    • Questions? Call Kimberly at 651.697.7571
                                                                                                                                                            Fees Information:
 CAPS Seminars




                                    ■   C1 (6) C, (8) RE                                                  *ALL THREE DAYS:
                                                                                                          $450 for BATC/NAHB Members
             *See Special Pricing




                                                                                                          $615 for Non-members
                                                                                                                                                            • Full payment must be received on or before the course date, or
                                    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3:                                                                                                    a $10 invoicing fee will be applied.
                                                                                                                                                            • Member rate: $13.00 per credit hour
                                    ■   C2 (6) C, (8) RE                                                  *Individual days:
                                                                                                          $160 for BATC/NAHB Members                        • Non-Member: $20.00 per credit hour
                                                                                                          $215 for Non-members                              • LUNCH IS INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION FEE.
                                    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4:
                                                                                                          *These prices apply only to the CAPS Courses
                                                                                                                                                            • No refunds unless cancellation is made by 12:00 Noon the day
                                    ■   C3 (6) C, (8) RE                                                                                                      before the seminar.
                                                                                                                                                            • No-shows will be invoiced.
                                    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10:                                  ■ SIGN ME UP FOR ALL DAY                                        Builder License # (if applicable) ___________________________________________
                                    ■   401 (2) C, RE   ■      402 (1) C*, E*, RE    ■    403 (1) C, RE     ■    404 (1.5) C, RE     ■   405 (1.5) C, RE
                                                                                                                                                             Real Estate License # (if applicable) _______________________________________
                                    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23:                                    ■ SIGN ME UP FOR ALL DAY
                                                                                                                                                             Name(s) _______________________________________________________________
                                    ■   501 (4) C, RE      ■    502 (1) C*, E*, RE      ■    503 (2) C, RE
                                                                                                                                                             Firm __________________________________________________________________
                                    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25:                                   ■ SIGN ME UP FOR ALL DAY
                                                                                                                                                             Address _______________________________________________________________
                                    ■   601 (3) C, RE      ■    602 (1) C*, E*, RE      ■    603 (2) C, RE        ■    604 (1) C, RE

                                                                                                                                                             City __________________________________________________________________
                                    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3:                                      ■ SIGN ME UP FOR ALL DAY
                                    ■   701 (2) C, RE      ■    702 (2) C, RE, E     ■    703 (1) C, RE       ■    704 (1) C, RE     ■   705 (1) C, RE       State______________________________________ Zip ________________________

                                    THURSDAY, MARCH 11:                                      ■ SIGN ME UP FOR ALL DAY                                        Phone ________________________________________________________________
                                    ■   801 (2) C, RE      ■    802 (2) C, E, RE     ■    803 (2) C, RE        ■     804 (1) C, RE
                                                                                                                                                             Email ________________________________________________________________
                                    TUESDAY, MARCH 23:                                       ■ SIGN ME UP FOR ALL DAY
 BPSS




                                                                                                                                                                                                  Contact Kimberly at 651-697-7571 to get your pass.


                                    ■ BPS1 (1) C, RE ■ BPS2 (1) C, RE ■ BPS3 (2) C, RE ■ BPS4 (2) C, E, RE ■ BPS5 (1) C, RE

                                    TUESDAY, MARCH 30:                                       ■ SIGN ME UP FOR ALL DAY                                       Totals:
                                                                                                                                                            Number of Credit Hours: ________
                                    ■   901 (4) C, E, RE        ■     902 (1.5) C, RE        ■     903 (1.5) C, RE
                                                                                                                                                            Total Amount Due: _____________ [$13/hour (members) • $20/hour (non-members)]
                                    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20:
                                                                                           Remodelers and builders who do renovation
                                    ■ L1 (6) C, Lead                                       or remodeling projects in homes built before                     Method of Payment:
                                                                                           1978 must soon comply with new lead paint
                                    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11:
LEAD Seminars




                                                                                           safety requirements set by the U.S.                                   Check enclosed: $__________________ (Payable to: Builders Association of the Twin Cities)
                                    ■ L2 (6) C, Lead                                       Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This
           *See Special Pricing




                                                                                           8-hour EPA-approved course is required for at                         Mastercard            Visa           American Express                   Discover
                                    THURSDAY, MARCH 18:                                    least one individual of a firm doing work in
                                    ■ L3 (6) C, Lead                                       these homes by April 22, 2010. Visit
                                                                                                                                                            Card #: __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __
                                                                                           www.epa.gov/lead for more information.
                                    TUESDAY, MARCH 23:
                                                                                           $190 for BATC Members;                                           Security Code: __ __ __ __
                                    ■ L4 (6) C, Lead                                       $240 for Non-members
                                                                                           Price includes lunch!                                            Expiration Date: __ __ / __ __                  Amount: ___________
                                    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14:
                                                                                           *These prices apply only to the LEAD Courses
                                    ■ L5 (6) C, Lead                                                                                                        Signature: _______________________________________________________________
                                                                                  Become a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist!
                                                                                  In a three-day program CAPS teaches the strategies and
                                                                                  techniques for marketing, designing, and building aestheti-
                                                                                  cally enriching, barrier-free living environments. This pro-
                                                                                  gram goes beyond universal design; CAPS addresses the
                                                                                  communication and technical needs to a specific market.
                                                                                  CAPS adds value to that knowledge by providing insights
                                                                                  into how to market to and work the demographic group.
                                                                                  Candidates who already possess an industry certification
                                                                                  with a business component are exempt from taking the third
                                                                                  day (see below for additional information).
                                                                                  Marketing and Communication Strategies for Aging and
                                                                                  Accessibility (CAPS I): background on the older adult popu-
                                                                                  lation; communication techniques; common remodeling
                                                                                  expenditures and projects; accessing the aging-in-place
                                                                                  remodeling market
                                                                                  Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II):
                                                                                  codes and standards; common barriers and solutions; prod-
                                                                                  uct ideas and resources

                                                                                  Business Management for Building Professionals: strategies
                                                                                  and techniques for building a competitive, sustainable
                                                                                  remodeling business; case studies and interactive exercises
                                                                                  (holders of certain certifications are exempt from this course)

                                                                                                See page 2 for details!


                                                                                  Prepare NOW for the New Lead Paint Rule!
                                                                                  As a contractor, you play an important role in helping to
                                                                                  prevent lead exposure. Ordinary renovation and mainte-
                                                                                  nance activities can create dust that contains lead. By fol-
                                                                                  lowing the lead-safe work practices, you can prevent lead
                                                                                  hazards.
    Education Classes Offered at the BP&SS!
                                                                                  All firms performing renovation, repairs and painting (RRP)
         Environmental Considerations When Renovating Foreclosed                  work for compensation must become EPA-certified as a ren-
          Homes                                                                   ovator and firm in order to work on pre-1978 properties.
                                                                                  This includes contractors, carpenters, painters, HVAC,
         Municipal Fees & Special Assessments: Can They Do That?                  plumbers, electricians, property managers and others who
                                                                                  disturb known or presumed lead-based paint during reno-
         Gearing Up To Grow - Legal Lessons for Recovery
                                                                                  vation. Rental property owners are considered to have been
         Avoid the BIG NO GOOD - Principles of the Water Managed Wall -           compensated for their work through the payment of rent,
          2-Hour                                                                  so they are included in this rule.

         Independent Contractors Under Federal and Minnesota Law:                 Understand that after April 22, 2010, federal law will require
          What’s New, What’s Old and How to Comply                                you to be certified and to use lead-safe work practices. To
         Lead Safety for Remodeling, Repairs & Painting - Renovator Initial       become certified, renovation contractors must complete an
          Course                                                                  8-hour course and submit an application and fee payment
                                                                                  to EPA.
                                                   See page 4 for more details.
                                                                                            See page 4 for course dates!



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                                                                                                                             MINNEAPOLIS, MN
                                                                                                                             PERMIT #3652
2960 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113

				
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