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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Inside the Mind of an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

SPEAKERS
Bob Dehler, PE
Engineering Manager, Minnesota Department of Health

Have you ever wondered why your authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) is so hard headed? Why do they lack feelings? This presentations will hopefully give everyone a look behind the curtain and understand how an AHJ thinks. After we discuss the thought process and understand how and why AHJ's think the way they do, we will discuss a way to break through their hard exterior and speak in terms they understand. We will end by discussing a 5 step process to justify your code interpretation to your AHJ and hopefully have them see it your way.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding why AHJ's think the way they do
  2. Recognize that conflict with your AHJ is good (or why it should be)
  3. Discuss why your AHJ behaves like a robot vs. a person with a brain or common sense
  4. Explain a 5 step process to justify a code interpretation to your AHJ and hopefully get them to see it your way
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH