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Location: Security 1st Title, 4913 Oread West Drive
10/10/2023 - Considerations in Land Management for Septic Systems and Water Supplies
The course is designed to provi de attendees with a background in site assessments for newand existing homes in unincorporated areas or where municipal utilities are not available. Information on soil conditions, natural and anthropogenic influences, geomorphology and other conditions that impact the use or installation of on-site septic systems will be discussed. Additionally, attendees will receive a primer on groundwater in Eastern Kansas and how it can impact onsite wastewater systems and potable wells.
10/24/2023 - Construction Site Best Management Practices
This course provides an overview that teaches the regulatory requirements for construction site best management practices (BMPs). The course will provide a background on federal, state, and local regulations regarding stormwater requirements for construction sites and provide construction site best management practices for erosion and sediment control. The course will be helpful for developers, contractors, builders, and erosion control technicians. This course focuses on requirements for the City of Lawrence but does provide general knowledge.
10/24/2023 - Construction Law
This class offers an overview of key issues in construction law, including liens, warranties, and contracts. Other topics and general questions will be addressed but no attorney-client relationships shall be formed, poured, or cured.
CLASS IS FULL - 11/27/2023 - Rainwater Harvesting
This course will include the installation and knowledge of rainwater harvesting along with the value of installing the rainwater harvesting systems for both commercial and residential. This will include the installation and treatment for both potable and non-potable use. The student will learn the design and calculations for the amount of rainwater that can be captured from the roof.
11/27/2023 - Multipurpose Residential Fire Sprinklers
This course will include the design and sizing of residential fire sprinklers according to Chapter 29 of the International Residential Code. It will also include the installation and the reason for adding residential Fire Sprinklers in the current code books. We will discuss the prescriptive method for sizing the fire sprinklers system and the requirements for plan review.
Location: 2920 Haskell Ave.
CLASS IS FULL - 11/28/2023 - Plumbing and Mechanical Codes: A Comprehensive Guide
"Are you looking to become a skilled plumbing or mechanical professional while mastering the intricacies of building codes and regulations? Look no further! Our comprehensive course, ""Plumbing and Mechanical Codes: A Comprehensive Guide"", is designed to empower aspiring plumbers, HVAC technicians, and mechanical contractors with the knowledge and expertise needed to navigate the complex world of plumbing and mechanical codes.
In this immersive program, you will embark on a journey through the intricate web of plumbing and mechanical codes, learning how to ensure compliance with local, state, and national regulations. Our
experienced instructors will demystify the code-checking process, breaking down complex legal jargon and technical specifications into understandable concepts."
11/28/2023 - Chimney Fundamentals and Operation
The "Chimney Fundamentals and Operation" class is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of chimneys, their essential components, and the principles governing their operation. By the end of this class, you will have a solid grasp of chimney fundamentals, operation principles, and best practices for maintaining safe and efficient chimney systems. Whether you are responsible for a residential fireplace or a commercial heating system, this class will empower you to make informed decisions and ensure the longevity and safety of chimneys. Join us and become a chimney expert in no time!
11/28/2023 - Heat Pumps and Air Conditioning
"Are you interested in harnessing the power of heat pumps while ensuring efficient and safe ventilation for your home or building? Join our comprehensive class on Heat Pumps and Air Conditioning to
gain a deep understanding of these essential HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)components.
In this course, you will explore the world of heat pumps, versatile devices that can provide both heating and cooling while reducing energy consumption. You will delve into the principles behind heat pump operation, including the various types, applications, and their role in achieving energy efficiency and sustainability.
Ventilation is equally crucial for maintaining indoor air quality and comfort. We’ll teach you the importance of proper ventilation design and management, covering topics such as air exchange rates,
air quality standards, and the benefits of balanced ventilation systems.
Whether you are a homeowner, a building professional, or an HVAC technician looking to expand your knowledge, this class will equip you with the skills and insights needed to make informed decisions
about heat pumps and ventilation systems. By the end of the course, you’ll be well-prepared to create comfortable, energy-efficient, and healthy indoor environments. Join us on a journey to master the
fundamentals of Heat Pumps and Venting!"
Location: Security 1st Title, 4913 Oread West Drive
11/29/2023 - 2018 IBC/IRC Post Fram Construction
In this class, participants will look at the IBC and IRC requirements for post frame construction, what types Occupancy Classifications are compatible with and review typical industry standard designs of this building structure type.
11/29/2023 - 2018 IBC Determining Occupancy Classifications and Type of Construction
In this class, participants will look at the requirements for identifying a buildings Occupancy Group and Type of Construction. The ability to properly apply many provisions of the IBC require the correct usage of the Group of Occupancy and Type of Construction provisions of the IBC. The instructor will review occupancy group and subgroup classifications, accessory uses within occupancy groups and incidental uses.
11/30/2023 - Residential Energy Codes Standards & Trends
This seminar will provide an overview of the history of the IECC in the International Residential Code (IRC) and its multiple compliance paths - including the role fo a HERS Rater. Using 2021 IECC curriculum, the instructor will provide a common understanding of the thermal envelope (including the impact of windows, doors, and skylights), what is included in insulation installation, grading, and advanced framing techniques. The instructor will also cover heating, cooling, and mechanical ventilation systems along with a discussion of the importance of duct tightness. Lighting, appliances, and clean energy contributions will also be discussed. Incentives available through the Inflation Reduction Act will also be highlighted.
11/30/2023 - Quality Concrete Practices and related Troubleshooting
Course will examine quality concrete logistics from concrete mix design applications to placement and finishing for quality, durable concrete construction. Finished product troubleshooting will be discussed from cosmetic / aesthetic defects to potential structural issues.
11/30/2023 - New Innovations in Ready Mix Concrete Design and Construction
Course will look at new materials / admixtures that are available to enhance the durability and performance of concrete mixtures. Included in this, are carbon reducing materials (Type 1L cement / CarbonCure, etc.). Sustainable construction with concrete opposed to other building materials, and life cycle concrete construction advantages will be discussed.
12/1/2023 - Grounding and Bonding for Dwelling Units
This session will explore the requirements contained within the NEC related to grounding and bonding of Dwelling Unit Electrical Systems. Attendees will navigate through the various sections in Article 250 including equipment grounding, service grounding, the electrode system and bonding of enclosures. The instructor will assist the attendee in avoiding future confusion with grounding and bonding by applying real world experience and a background in design characteristics with Article 250
CLASS IS FULL - 12/1/2023 - Solar Photovoltaic Systems
This 4-hour presentation on Solar Photovoltaic System is to make the audience aware of the installation requirements that are set forth in the NEC 2020. The student will learn the definitions that are pertinent to article 690 from article 100 as well as the definitions in 690. A review of article 110 will be discussed as to what is required from this article for the installation of a solar system.
12/29/2023 - 2018 IRC Essentials
This class examines basic concepts of the 2018 International Residential Code® (IRC®). These concepts provide a basis for the correct utilization of the code. A clear understanding of the identified requirements allows the code user to apply the IRC in specific situations and helps to build an understanding of the intent of the code when asked to make a judgment on code compliance. This course will also help the code user to correctly locate code requirements. It will also provide a basis for the correct use and application of the code as well as to begin to develop a procedure for applying them.