Fall, 2010 Seminar

October 6, 7, and 8, 2010
Doublewood Inn, Fargo, ND

Wednesday, October 6:
Executive Board Meeting at 1:00 PM
General Membership Meeting at 3:00 PM
Open discussion to follow the general membership meeting.

Thursday, October 7:
2009 IRC Wood Wall Bracing with Vincent J Ellebracht

Once again this fall the NDBOA is hosting a trade show from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. We would very much like you to attend to represent your company. Having this trade show every year assists the inspectors and contractors throughout the state become more familiar with your product and the proper installation. Click “Forms” to your right to find the registration form and information about bringing your product or service to the Doublewood.

Friday, October 8:
Creating a Hazard Mitigation & Emergency Management Plan with Terrell Stripling

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Vincent J. Ellebracht is an Engineered Wood Specialist for APA – The Engineered Wood Association, responsible for market development in central states.  Vince’s duties include educating architects, builders, building officials and structural engineers on the efficient use of engineered wood products.  Vince also observes engineered wood products involved in claims and reports to the manufacturer details regarding the condition of the product and compliance with installation recommendations.  Mr. Ellebracht spent 32 years in the Midwest, 3 years in Europe and 1 year in the Pacific Northwest developing markets for engineered wood products.  While in Europe he represented North American engineered wood at the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization.  He also worked to obtain recognition for structural wood panels in European international codes.  Mr. Ellebracht received a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Missouri.

Terrell Stripling is a seasoned instructor with 20 years of fire service experience and has also worked in the construction industry. He holds a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology. His experience in fire prevention, code management, and the ability to effectively communicate a pro-active philosophy, is reflected in Terrell’s passion for education. At the college level, he has served in the positions of Department Chair and adjunct professor in the Fire Science Department. He is an instructor that utilizes the theory of the codes along with hands-on, practical application to achieve ICC’s vision of “Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people by creating better buildings and safer communities”.