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SIP Installation 3 Day Workshop - MN (SIPs 202)
Location: Minnesota State Fair (Roseville, MN)
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The Eco Experience presented by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is a unique showcase of environmentally friendly, sustainable services and products in an atmosphere that is innovative, interactive and educational. Since 2006, the exhibit has drawn over a million visitors interested in products and services that represent the best in “green” building technology, energy efficiency, alternate fuels, vehicles and transportation, solar and wind energy, reductions in waste and pollution, air and water conservation and organic farming.

Panelworks Plus, Inc. of St. Francis, MN and Extreme Panel Technologies, Inc. of Cottonwood, MN have been partners in the Eco Experience since it’s inception and welcome back the SIPschool to participate in the set up of the 2009 Eco Home. The use of SIPs in the floor, walls and roof will give those attending the SIPschool an excellent opportunity to learn the versatility of SIPs and the techniques required for quick, safe and efficient installation.

July 27, 2009   Classroom Radisson Hotel Roseville
2540 North Cleveland Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
July 28, 2009   Onsite at Minnesota State Fairgrounds
July 29, 2009   Onsite at Minnesota State Fairgrounds

 $195.00 for Day One Classroom Session Only

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This one day session will meet the annual Continuing Education Requirements for 2010 renewal of Minnesota Building Contractors License, including the 1 hour Energy Credit

$500.00 for Three Day Class (limited to 16 students)

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Building Inspectors  pay only $75.00 for the Day One Session

must register by phone 304-876-8494 by July 22 and show credentials at door

Sponsored in part by Panelworks Plus, Inc. and Extreme Panel Technologies, Inc.

 Day One will be classroom instruction and covers details, connections, and sealing requirements plus a review of how SIPs comply with the new Minnesota Energy Code.

On Days Two and Three students will be given the opportunity to use a variety of tools as they erect the 2009 Eco Home on site at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Who should attend:

Builders, Framers, Architects, Homeowners, and Building Inspectors who are exploring the possibilities of working with Structural Insulated Panels.

Course Requirements for Day Two and Day Three 
  • Physically fit and capable of heavy lifting (75 lbs.)
  • Bring the tools you wear on your hips (hammer, tape measure, speed square, marking tools and chalk box)
  • Work Boots

Included in course:

  • Course Workbook
  • Certificate of Completion 
Day 1   Classroom Radisson Hotel Roseville   8:00am - 5:00pm

The first day of the three day workshop is entirely classroom instruction provided by Al Cobb and Curt Stendel.

Lunch will be served at the Radisson

Day 2   Onsite - Minnesota State Fairgrounds   8:30am - 4pm (or later)
Following a safety review, the instructors (Al Cobb and Dan Nelson) will familiarize the students with tools used in the SIP industry. All students will have the opportunity to use various tools as we work on the SIP project that will become the 2009 Eco Home for the Minnesota State Fair.
Day Two will focus on hands-on training in layout, rigging and setting panels.

Day 3   Onsite - Minnesota State Fairgrounds   8:00am - 4pm
Team Build:   Fabrication & Assembly
Complete Panel Set on the Exhibit
The last day of class will focus on completing the build.  Opportunities to make adjustments with field fabrication will be provided.  We will also concentrate on proper sealing and integration of other mechanical systems.  The completed structure will be used as a stage to practice sealing techniques as well as make modifications and repairs.

Rooms are available at the Radisson Hotel Roseville at a special SIPschool rate of $99.00 per night plus 9.5% tax.  Contact the Radisson directly at 651-636-4567 and mention the SIPschool.
8am – 10am Seminar begins 2 Hours
  - Industry Overview
- Manufacturing Process
- Types of Panels (Comparison)
- Products & Services
10am – 10:10am Break  
10:10am – 11:25am Seminar Continues 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  - SIP Design
- Engineering
- Details
11:25am – 12:25pm SIPs Energy with Curt Stendel 1 Hour
(Required Energy Credit)
  - SIPS & the 2009 MN Energy Code
- Build Tight - Ventilate Right
- Vapor & Moisture Control
- Whole House Performance Testing
12:25pm – 1:05pm Lunch  
1:05pm – 3pm Seminar Continues 1 Hour 55 Minutes
  - Installation
- Tools
- Equipment Needs
- SIP Repairs
3pm – 3:10pm Break  
3:10pm – 5pm Seminar Continues 1 Hour 50 Minutes
  - Rigging
- Electrical in SIPs
- Ventilating Roofs & Walls
- Philososphy of a Tight Structure
- HVAC Analysis & Ventilation Strategies
- SIP Cost Analysis
5pm Seminar Ends 8 Hours Total
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