Technical Advisory Group Building Code Series 1 Meeting #2

Agenda: Technical Advisory Group
Building Code Series 1 Meeting #2

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: WebEx Event

TAG members – registration is not required, please join from your panelist invitation. To
ensure your ability to connect, please attempt log in at least five minutes prior to the start
of the meeting. If for some reason you are unable to connect, contact Chad Payment at

for assistance.
Attendees – registration is required:

here to Register (if joining from a computing device) or visit the Department’s
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To participate by telephone, at the date and time listed above, you may call 415-
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Call to order

Remote meeting statement

Thank you for joining this remote meeting via Webex. As TAG lead, I have determined today’s meeting is via the
Webex platform due to the current status of the state of Minnesota due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per
Minnesota Statutes, section 13D.021, of the Open Meeting Law, electronic meetings are acceptable when an in-
person meeting is “not practical or prudent because of a health pandemic or an emergency declared under
Chapter 12.”

Everyone present on this Webex event can hear all discussions.

All handouts discussed and Webex instructions are posted on the TAG’s webpage at


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will unmute your microphone.

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Agenda Items

1. Introduce Committee Members

2. Discuss meeting format and procedures

3. Presentation by Don Sivigny on the residential energy code and return on investment (ROI) calculations

Resources on residential energy codes:

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Status of State Residential Energy Code Profile for

Cost-Effectiveness of the 2021 IECC for Residential Buildings in Minnesota prepared by
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the DOE

DOE Status of Residential Energy Code Adoption by State

DOE Local Fact Sheet for Minneapolis, MN

4. Discussion of residential building permit fee based on cost of construction

5. Discussion of adult changing tables

6. Discussion of prohibition on code adoption prior to 2026

7. Discussion of
2SS-CG001-3 Housing Affordability Proposal

8. TAG member assignments for next meeting

9. Next meeting: December 7, 2021

10. Adjourn

NAHB Publishes Guidance for Members on OSHA Vaccination and Testing Rule

NAHB has published a toolkit for the residential construction industry to help covered companies comply with the requirements of a new emergency temporary standard (ETS) from OSHA that mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for workers or weekly testing.

On Nov. 5, 2021, OSHA issued the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in workplaces. It requires all employers with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccinations for their workers or weekly COVID-19 tests to attend work.

Although the ETS is being vigorously challenged in courts all over the United States, its publication in the Federal Register made it effective on Nov. 5. And some of its provisions will be enforceable by OSHA inspectors beginning Dec. 6.

NAHB continues to explore all legal options regarding the ETS. But members should be aware that OSHA inspectors could be looking for violations of the rule beginning in mere weeks. Many workplaces do not routinely see OSHA inspectors. But OSHA inspections on construction sites are quite common.

NAHB’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard Toolkit is organized as a Q&A that addresses the most common questions staff have received from members so far.

The most pressing concerns are the provisions that are enforceable beginning Dec. 6, including a requirement that businesses have a written policy in place that details their COVID-19 vaccination and testing plans. Other provisions that go into effect Dec. 6 include:

  • Determining employee vaccination status
  • Providing paid time off for vaccinations and recovery
  • Requiring face coverings for unvaccinated employees
  • Providing information to employees on a company’s policy

The requirement that employers mandate weekly testing for unvaccinated employees goes into effect Jan. 4, 2022.

NAHB has also provided resources about vaccinations, including where to find them in your area.

NAHB will continue to update members on the status of legal challenges to the ETS.

For more information on the ETS and its jobsite requirements, contact Rob Matuga.

Building Code Series 1 TAG Meeting – November 9, 2021

The Building Code Series 1 TAG is reviewing proposed legislation affecting building codes.

There will be no in-person meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See Minnesota Statute 13D.021 for remote meeting requirements. Meetings will occur by Webex. View Webex instructions: interactive instructions and printable. To ensure your ability to connect, attempt log in at least five minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Contact Chad Payment at chad.payment@state.mn.us or 651-284-5841 for more information or if you are unable to connect to the meeting. Meeting dates and times are determined by the TAG leader.

View TAG members

Nov. 9, 2021, 1 p.m., meeting information

Building Code Series 1 TAG meeting schedule
Nov. 9, 2021 – 1 p.m. Agenda Notes Worksheet Handouts
Nov. 23, 2021 – 1 p.m. Agenda Notes Worksheet Handouts
Dec. 7, 2021 – 1 p.m. Agenda Notes Worksheet Handouts

Green meeting practices

The State of Minnesota is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of this event by following green meeting practices. DLI is minimizing the environmental impact of its events by following green meeting practices. DLI encourages you to use electronic copies of handouts or to print them on 100% post-consumer processed chlorine-free paper, double-sided.

Comments and questions

Please submit any comments or questions to Amanda Spuckler at amanda.spuckler@state.mn.us.