Product Image Dos and Donts of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

Design Dos and Don’ts in Metal Structures and Existing Buildings | Minnesota

7 Hour Audio Course
Includes 1 Hour Energy Code
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Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using PEMB’s and why they are economical.  This course will cover foundations, building envelope, industrial equipment and code.

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This educational offering is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as satisfying seven (7) hours of credit toward Residential Building Contractor continuing education requirements including 1 hour Energy Code.

Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe

Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings. This chapter will cover the advantages and disadvantages of using a pre-engineered metal building and why PEMB’s are economical. We will examine what needs to be considered when designing the foundations, building envelope, building systems, industrial equipment as well as code considerations. This chapter should equip the designer and builder to know the basic facts about Pre Engineered Metal Buildings.

Renovations and Additions. This chapter will cover pre-design, building design, structural concerns, making a watertight envelope, code issues, and construction details related to renovation and addition projects. This course will highlight the right questions, demonstrate how to investigate the important conditions and bring attention to the critical issues. Through the many following examples, this course will offer instruction on how to approach a renovation or addition project with justified confidence.

Energy Efficient Insulation. Even as technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the environment.  A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building.  This one hour course will help builders identify important considerations and then apply those principles to a specific project.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of Pre-Engineered buildings
  • Identify the code requirements related to bearing capacity of foundations and slabs
  • Describe hazardous occupancies and control areas that are often found in this type of structure
  • Summarize the code considerations and issues related to special industrial construction
  • Be able to translate the requests of the client into a realistic, safe, and cost-effective project.
  • Gain confidence in the ability to specify, and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.
  • Demonstrate how to investigate the important conditions and bring attention to critical issues.
  • Identify and integrate strategies that involve existing conditions, building design, structural concerns, and common issues.

This course covers:

  • Foundations
  • Equipment
  • Systems
  • Envelope
  • Code
  • Special Industrial Issues
  • Geology
  • Ground Water
  • Grounding
  • Repairs
  • Decorative Shapes
  • Deferred Submittals
  • Pre-Design: Existing Conditions
  • Design
  • Structural
  • Water-Tight Envelope
  • Eave Design and Ventilation
  • Where to Insulate
  • Types of Insulation


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