This four-day program is a comprehensive review of Chapters 12-24 of the 2015 International Residential Code. It includes examples, exercises and case studies designed to illustrate daily practices performed by a Residential Mechanical Inspector or Plans Examiner. Material includes a review of how the UCC amends certain provisions of the IRC, especially with regard to residential alterations and exclusions.
An overview of air changes, combustion air, ventilation air and makeup air will be presented and students will be introduced to solar thermal and geothermal systems. Building permit issuance is discussed with an emphasis placed on the most important issues to be addressed and resolve during the review process.
Interactive learning will be implemented through conducting virtual inspections. A checklist of critical issues associated with mechanical and fuel gas installations will also be developed. Emphasis will be placed on addressing mechanical and fuel gas installation issues that should be resolved at the permit application stage of the project.
- General requirements
- Heating and cooling systems
- Dryer and kitchen exhaust systems
- Duct sealing and insulation
- Combustion air
- Vents and chimney connectors
- Hot water heaters and boilers
- Oil storage
- Solar systems
- Radiant floor heating
- Fuel gas appliances
- Fuel gas piping and installation
- The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center
The 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) and a standard calculator are required.
24 continuing education credit hours awarded.
CANCELLATION & NO SHOW POLICY:
Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to (717) 236-9493 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email. A cancellation received less than 10 business days of the session you are registered for, is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds. Those who cancel within 2 business days of the session date or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee and if unpaid, will be invoiced. Credit toward future PCCA courses may be accepted upon approval from the PCCA administrator; substitutions may be accepted.