Send Your Technical/Code Managers to BCMC

Originally published by: BCMCSeptember 24, 2012

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BCMC is offering sessions for individuals who need the latest information on industry technical topics, codes and design. Two very qualified presenters – both with Truss Technician Training Level III Certification - Shane Grisham with Latco, Inc. and Brett Hiebert with Trussworthy Components, Inc. plan to bring a residential and commercial design point-of-view to the table while discussing, “Efficient Design Techniques: Less is More.” This session will be offered twice, Wednesday, October 17 at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm.

Here are some of the session discussion points that you won’t want to miss:

•       Truss Optimization

•       Layout Savings

•       Know Your Job Settings

•       Know Your Company

•       Think Outside the Box

•       Much much more!

Changing Codes and Planning Ahead will be offered on Thursday morning, October 18 from 9:30am-10:45am. The session will be given by Roger Axel, CBO of the Association of Minnesota Building Officials, Kirk Grundahl, P.E. of SBCA and Paul Johnson, P.E. of Universal Forest Products. Understanding key provisions of existing and pending building codes is paramount for manufacturers and inspectors.

This session will focus on:

  • Identifying key features of the new I-codes
  • Understanding and taking advantage of energy code provisions
  • Learning ways of working with building officials on interpreting the code

Along with these sessions, your Technical/Code Manager won’t want to miss the Train-the-Trainer sessions offered on Wednesday morning, October 17 from 10am-12pm. John Hogan, Vivco Components, LLC.; Jess Lohse, Rocky Mountain Truss Co.; Rick Parrino, Plum Building Systems, LLC; Steven Spradlin, Capital Structures, Inc.; and Mike Staples, Wood Tech, Inc. will help individuals learn how to educate the community about structural building components as well as learn techniques on how to present to a group. As part of the session, the group will review an educational seminar already put together as an example of what you could bring back to your marketplace to educate local code officials, law makers and fire officials. This is also a great opportunity to bring the chapters together in a stronger, unified front to our industry.

To check out the full list of educational sessions being offered this year, go to!

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