This course provides a total of six credit hours toward renewing an elevator constructor license in Minnesota, and includes instruction on Chapters 1-5 and 7 of the ASME code.
The course begins with the changes made to Chapter 1 of the code, going over the updates to the definitions, as well as the specific Minnesota amendments made to the chapter. Following this are the changes to Chapter 2, going over each of the revisions made, such as those relating to elastomeric buffers, hoistway door locking devices, terminal stopping devices, stop switches, and general updates.
From there, we get into the changes made to Chapter 3, which governs hydraulic elevators. Compared to the other chapters, there weren't too many changes made, but we cover them all in this portion of the course. After that is Chapter 4, where we cover the revisions, renumbering, and most importantly the new codes added to the chapter, supplying you with detailed information on all of the changes made to Chapter 4.
Next is Chapter 5, where we cover the additions, revisions, and deletions made. Within our coverage of this chapter, we go over the changes made to topics such as limited-use elevators, special purpose personnel elevators, and rooftop elevators. Finally, we finish off the course with Chapter 7, which governs dumbwaiters and material lifts. We cover each of the revisions, big and small, made to this chapter of the code.
Throughout the course there are in-text questions, to test your knowledge as you go. There are also periodic incremental quizzes, each containing 20 questions, which will be presented in order to test you on the material we've covered. Once the course is finished, you'll be 6 hours closer to renewing your license, all at your own pace!
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- Course ID(s): 20200591
- Approved By: Minnesota DLI
Darren DeJoy’s code knowledge, skill with customer relations, and ability to find ideal solutions for code compliance at a reasonable cost has made him a leader in this field. His experience includes:
Helper for new construction and repair at S & N Elevator Company,
19 years with Westinghouse Elevator Corp. as elevator construction and repair mechanic as well as running a service route for many years.
Seven years with Minnesota Elevator Inc. as an Elevator Modernization Sales Engineer (where his co-workers dubbed him the “Elevator Code Guru,” to recognize his expertise and willingness to help anyone who may have questions on elevator code).
Five years with All City Elevator, Inc., in modernization, new construction sales, consulting & project management.
Became a QEI and served as a State Elevator Inspector.
Member of 12-person Minnesota Elevator Advisory Committee during review and recommendations for adoption of ASME A17.1-2004-05 and 2010 Elevator Safety Code. He has also written some of the Minnesota provisions in Chapter 1307, the administrative rules that amend and adopt ASME A17.1.
Darren founded ESTEP (Elevator Safety Training for Emergency Personnel) in 2001 and continues to provides trainings he developed based on the ASME A17.4-1999 “Guide for Emergency Personnel”for firefighters and first responders in elevator rescue and the use of Phase I and Phase II fire recall throughout the state.
In 2009, Darren helped reassemble the “Elevator Association of Minnesota” and is currently the chairman of the EAM’s code committee.
Beginning in 2018, Darren joined Elevator Technical Consulting, Inc., a Vertical Transportation Consulting firm established in 2014 based out of Minneapolis. Darren and Greg Gehring of Elevator TCI utilize their 80 years of combined experience to provide expertise and guidance for clients in almost all aspects of the industry.