Paul J. Ellringer (ll ringer) - Paul is a building scientist, registered engineer (14162), and certified industrial hygienist (1552). For the past twenty years, he has investigated moisture related concerns in over 1,000 buildings. Paul has authored twenty papers, books and articles on these issues, many of which have been published nationally. Over the past ten years, Paul has investigated wall failure problems related to moisture penetration in over 500 residential houses in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. For five years Paul has been presenting a State of Minnesota certified “Contractors License Renewal Course” on building construction techniques to avoid water penetration concerns. This eight hour course is presented regularly to residential building contractors at Century College. Paul for three years was on the State Building Code Residential Energy Committee, which was responsible for the present building code to make buildings more energy efficient as well as more durable and resistant to water penetration. Paul has published papers regarding the cause of stucco wall failures in residential and commercial buildings in Minnesota. Paul has been involved with indoor air quality issues in buildings for 35 years. Paul presently works for St. Paul based Air Tamarack, Inc.
Numerous EPA, NIOSH, OSHA, AIHA, and other industrial hygiene and building construction courses, seminars and conventions, several of which are:
- Several seminars on building construction issues related to water penetration presented by the Building Science Corporation
University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Courses in Industrial Hygiene Engineering, Industrial Ventilation, and Air Analysis.
University of Minnesota Institute of Technology.
Rochester State Junior College, Rochester, Minnesota.
|1979||Received Certification in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene Number 1552 by the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene.|
Registered as a Professional Engineer in Minnesota Number 14162.
Was a member of the State of Minnesota 2003-2007 and 2011-2012 Residential Energy committee, which was responsible for making changes to the building code in an effort to prevent water related problems in residential construction. Member of the Local and National Chapters of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and American Academy of Industrial Hygiene.
|1995 – Present||
Air Tamarack, Inc. (Formerly Tamarack Environmental, Inc.)
Perform investigations into wall failure problems related to moisture penetration, determine cause and effect, provide expert witness testimony, and provide proper rebuild designs to avoid future problems. Oversee contractors performing the rebuilding of defective walls. Perform indoor air quality investigations in residential and office buildings with a specialty in microbial concerns. Investigate fungal concerns in residential buildings, document findings, provide expert witness testimony, and develop recommendations for fungal abatement and rebuild. Provide required building code training to residential construction contractors at Century College in order for them to keep their contractor licenses.
State of Minnesota - Industrial Hygienist III
State of Minnesota - Principal Engineer (Principal Industrial Hygiene Engineer)
State of Minnesota – Minnesota Department of Health
Various duties as an industrial hygiene engineer primarily working in the field investigating health hazards in industries throughout the state.
Expert Testimony of Paul Ellringer
Moe and Lois Nozari vs Keith Waters & Associates Court File 62-CR-09-13396 Ramsey County - Construction Defect case - January 2012 - Scott Andresen Attorney for Homeowner
Carol McMorrow vs Village Homes of Grandview Square Association Hennepin County – Construction Defect case April 2011 – Vince King Attorney for Homeowner
Cordell and Kelly Campbell vs College City Homes Court File 19HA-CV-10-771 Dakota County – Construction Defect case – January 2011- Scott Andresen Attorney for Homeowner
Mattschuck and Sabler vs Homebuilder – Pine County – Construction Defect Case – March 2008 – Construction Defect Case – March 2008 – Mark Peschel Attorney for Homeowner
Robert Hill & Associates vs Ramsey County – Ramsey County – Bacterial contamination of residential housing by the Ramsey County compost pile in Maplewood – July 2006 – Robert Hill Attorney for Homeowners
Articles Authored, Coauthored or Paul Ellringer was a Major Contributor