Continuing Education Opportunities
Utah State University--Moab will be providing CONTINUING EDUCATION in conjunction with the Grand County Building Department throughout the year as live training sessions and webinars.
Please check this page periodically for updates and registration information. Contractors CLICK HERE to be redirected to DOPL's Courses Taken page and enter your license number(s) to check the courses and hours you have completed.
EFFECTIVE MAY 9, 2017, click HERE for NEW Utah Contratcor trade/business licensing exam and experience requirements.
Manual D - Residential Duct Systems
DATE: Friday, September 22, 2017
Presented by: Brent Ursenbach, Salt Lake County Energy/Mechanical Code Official
This course is an absolute must for all mechanical contractors! Whether you are a gas line installer, plumber, contractor, engineer, designer, or plant/facility maintenance professional, you will also learn about duct sizing that will help you with your projects.
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: Moab Fire Department, 45 S 100 E, Moab
FEE: $60/person/day ($10 fee to submit each additional license)
$10/person/day for each additional participant from the same company
CEUs: 8 continuing education units towards plumbing and/or contractor license
This 8-hour course will cover the following subjects:
- Single set of ANSI-recognized duct sizing principles and calculations that apply to all duct materials
- System operating point (supply CFM and external static pressure) and airway sizing for single-speed and multi-speed (ECM) blowers
- Method for determining impact of duct friction and fitting pressure drop on blower performance and air delivery
This course is for you if you install or maintain mechanical systems! It will be a live seminar with an open format, where discussion is encouraged; questions and comments are welcome!
Partial funding of this training program has been provided by the Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing from the 1% Surcharge funds on all building permits
Bring your questions!
Participants of this course will gain a better understanding of the 2012 IECC including a review of additional Code Council codes (IECC, IRC, IBC, IMC, and IPC) and how the code requirements have changed.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Moab Fire Department, 45 S 100 E, Moab
CEUs: 8 continuing education units towards contractor and plumbing license
The training is geared to give contractors and designers a better understanding of the 2012 codes covering specific changes through Utah State amendments from scope and administration through final inspection and certificate of occupancy. It will also focus on code requirements that are commonly missed or miss applied.
International Fire Council: IFC Firestop Plan Review and Inspection
Date presented: Friday, June 12, 2015 Presented by: International Firestop Council with lunch presentation by Duradek
2012 IECC with Uta
h State Amendments UpdateDate presented: June 29, 2014 and May 5, 2015 Presented by: Brent Ursenbach
During the 2013 Utah Legislative Session Utah lawmakers passed House Bill 202, which adopted the complete 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for commercial buildings and created a hybrid version of the 2006, 2009, and 2012 IECC for new homes in Utah. On January 15, 2014, Utah’s Uniform Building Code Commission approved the Utah version of U.S. DOE’s REScheck software (with modifications to provide compliance calculations for Utah’s hybrid residential IECC) and voted to make the changes to Utah’s updated energy codes took effect July 1, 2014.
This course included a review of each of the amendments to the residential chapters in 2012 IECC and requirements in the commercial chapters of the 2012 IECC including Envelope Leakage Visual Inspection and Testing requirements, definitions, climate zones, compliance options, building thermal envelope, mechanical systems, and commercial building lighting.
Course sponsored by the Utah Office of Energy Development and Salt Lake County
Course funded by the U.S. Department of Energy
Click here to view the entire 2012 IECC Update presentation
Fundamentals of the 2012 International Mechanical Code Date presented: September 16, 2014 Presented by: Brent Ursenbach for Utah Chapter ICC
The webinar course presented mechanical systems, terminology, equipment, materials, and methods for the advanced as well as the intermediate to beginner. It provided the opportunity to enhance understanding and knowledge in ventilation and exhaust systems, fire dampers, smoke dampers, return air paths, duct systems, and more helping out with plan reviews as well in field inspections.
Click here to view the entire Fundamentals of the 2012 IMC presentation
Utah IECC Residential Energy Code Training: Are you ready for July 1st, 2014?
Date presented: June 29, 2014 Presented by: Brent Ursenbach and Mitch Richardson
The updated energy code is expected to reduce energy costs in new commercial buildings by 18% and by 10% in new homes, on average. These energy savings will also pump about $18 million into the state’s economy over the next 10 years through reduced energy expenses in Utah's new, more efficient homes. This webinar will provide a short overview of the new residential energy code provisions adopted in HB 202 and a detailed presentation on the new air leakage and duct testing requirements as part of Utah’s IECC residential energy code.
Course sponsored by: Utah Clean Energy and SWEEP
Click here to view entire Utah IECC presentation
Streamlining Compliance: Building Energy Codes Program/REScheck and COMcheck software tools
Date presented: June 9, 2014 Presented by: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Webinar provided information regarding the energy compliance process using REScheck and COMcheck including acceleration in adopting new and more stringent energy codes improve compliance rates, current compliance enhancements, streamlining compliance process, and compliance determination data for analysis.
Click here to view entire Streamlining Compliance presentation
2014 National Electrical Code Update
Date presented: March 6 and 7, 2014 Presented by: Doug Smith
Two-day session designed to deliver clear information to help the attendee understand 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) code compliance rationale and compliance tools. Day One covered the various code changes of the NEC including definitions, general requirements, branch circuits, feeder conductors, outside branch circuits and feeders, service requirements, overcurrent protection, grounding and bonding, wiring methods and materials, equipment for general use, special equipment and systems. Day Two covered the essential 2011 NEC requirements for single family dwellings including NEC definitions, general requirements, branch circuits, required outlets, locations of devices and equipment, service requirements, grounding requirements, and wiring methods. In addition, the course covered changes to solar photovoltaic (PV) requirements based on the 2014 NEC including: article 690 definitions, general requirements, wire color designation, DC voltage allowance, disconnects,overcurrent protection, rapid shutdown of systems, wiring methods, grounding, and point of connection requirements.
Click here to view entire 2014 NEC presentation Then click here to view photos provided by presenter
The exterior finishes webinar covered many aspect of exterior finishes including Western One-coat stucco, cultured stone, EIFS systems, drainage plane management, window installations, cold weather installations and more. Jody covered what we're doing right and the areas in which code officials and installers can improve.
Click here to view entire Exterior Finishes presentation
2012 International Residential Code Update Date presented: July 19, 2013 Presented by: Jeff Whitney
Participants of this course will gain an understanding of the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and how it has changed from the 2009 IRC including new structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and energy conservation requirements from scope and administration through final inspection and certificate of occupancy. The course will also cover changes through state amendments.
Click here to view entire IRC presentation