College of Knowledge – SD, ND, IA, & NE Locations

This course is divided into sessions. Please mark if you are staying for lunch for accurate meal pre-ordering. You do not need to stay for all sessions unless you need this course for credit.This course qualifies for continuing education credits in Aberdeen, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Pierre area. You must stay for all sessions to qualify. See instructor at class for certificate.

Training Events

Dec 19 Sioux Falls, SD Best Western Ramkota 3200 W. Maple St.
Jan 8 O’Neill, NE Westside Resturant 49134 US 20
Jan 8 Scottsbluff, NE Hampton Inn 301 W. Hwy 26.
Jan 9 Grand Island, NE Quality Inn 7838 S, US-281
Jan 9 Rapid City, SD Best Western Ramkota 2111 N. LaCrosse
Jan 10 Council Bluff, IA Hilton Garden Inn 2702 Mid America Dr.
Jan 11 Norfolk, NE Northeast Community College – Life Long Learning Center 801 E. Benjamin Ave.
Jan 15 Lincoln, NE S.E. Community College — Jack J. Huck Cont. Ed. Center Auditorium 301 S. 68th St
Jan 15 Winner, SD Holiday Inn 1360 E US-44
Jan 16 Valentine, NE Peppermill Resturant 502 US 20
Jan 17 Sioux Center, IA Terrace View Event Center 230 St. Andrew Way
Jan 17 North Platte, NE Quality Inn & Suites 2102 S. Jeffers St.
Jan 18 Kearney, NE Holiday Inn 110 S. 2nd Ave
Jan 21 Jamestown, ND Fairfiled Inn 930 25th St SW
Jan 22 Minot, ND Grand Hotel 1505 N Braodway
Jan 23 Dickinson, ND Astoria Hotel 363 15th St. W.
Jan 24 Bismarck, ND Ramada by Wyndham 1400 E. Interchange Ave.
Jan 25 Ft. Pierre, SD Drifters Bar and Grille 325 Hustan Ave
Jan 29 Watertown, SD Watertown Event Center 1901 9th Ave S.W.
Jan 30 Aberdeen, SD Best Western Ramkota 1400 8th Ave N.W.


7:00-7:55 a.m. Check in / coffee & rolls
8:00-9:15 a.m. Decking; Making the Connection
9:15-10:30 a.m. Insulation; Stop Wasting Energy
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-12:15 p.m. Attic Ventilation Best Practices
12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:00-2:00 p.m. Fire Rated Frames
2:00-2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 –3:00 p.m. In’s and Out’s of Siding
3:00 p.m. Adjourn


2018 – 2019 Building Products Inc. College of Knowledge Course Outline

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Check in/coffee and rolls
Class starts at 8:00 a.m.

(check in is anytime between 7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.)

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Exterior Siding

A. Types of Siding
B. Storage
C. Tools
D. Framing
E. Penetrations
F. Siding General Requirements
G. Fastening
H. Finishing
I. Installation Tips
J. Key Rules
K. Board and Batten/Shake Install

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Exterior Trims

A. Trim Types
B. General Information
C. Sizes
D. Fastening
E. Rules for Trimming
F. Fasteners to use
G. Flashing and Gaps
H. Glazing
I. Painting and Cleaning
J. Bending

Break 10:30 – 10:45 a.m

10:45 – 12:00 p.m.
Wall Science (conserving energy)
A. House Wrap
B. Exterior Insulation
C. Thermal Bridging
D. Structural Insulation Sheathing
E. Sill Sealers
F. Flashing
G. Air Sealing the Wall Cavity
H. Interior Insulation
I. Vapor Barrier / Vapor Retarder

Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Engineered Wood Products

A. Wood I-Joists Features
B. Open Web Joists Features
C. Douglas Fir Glulam Beams
D. LVL Insulated Headers

Break 1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Aluminum Railing Systems

A. Rail Styles
B. Sizes
C. Prep to Install
D. Horizontal and Vertical Cable
E. Square Balusters
F. Features
G. Stair Application
H. Load Bearing Post Wrap

3:15 Adjourn