Course Objective: Cover the significant changes from the 2012 IRC to the 2018 IRC, including GA amendments. Parts of the IRC that will be covered include building, mechanical and fuel gas. The changes from the 2012 IPC to the 2018 IPC will also be covered, including GA amendments, since GA uses this commercial code for residential dwellings as well.
Changes from the 2012 - 2018 IRC code provisions that pertain to building, mechanical and fuel gas, including GA adopted amendments
Changes from the 2012 - 2018 IPC, including GA adopted amendments
Class Approved for 0.6 CEU's (6 Hours)
Patrick Bradshaw has been involved in the Codes industry for over 20 years. Prior to this he worked in law enforcement and the fire service. Patrick graduated the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy with honors and has attended the National Fire Academy on multiple occasions. During this time, Patrick has served as a patrol officer, criminal investigator, firefighter, fire apparatus operator, fire instructor, deputy fire marshal, life safety code specialist, manager of the State Fire Marshal Certification program, a fire investigator, HazMat technician, fire investigator, commercial building plans examiner and many other roles.
Patrick transitioned into codes enforcement in 1997 as a fire and life safety surveyor conducting both state and federal inspections of licensed healthcare facilities in South Carolina. This included hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgery facilities, assisted living facilities and other healthcare facilities. He then became a deputy state fire marshal. Patrick was the first manager for the state fire marshal’s certification program. In this role he also administered and instructed three NFPA international certification courses for fire inspections and plan review. Patrick has conducted numerous fire investigations in addition to fire and building codes inspections. His inspection duties required him to inspect most all types of buildings and occupancies, as defined in the codes.
Patrick has taught hundreds of classes to various audiences over his career. Audiences include: firefighters, healthcare professionals, architects, engineers, fire inspectors and marshals, code enforcement officials, building officials, plans examiners and others. Patrick maintains over 16 ICC certifications and has served on ICC’s exam development committee. Patrick has consulted with design professionals and has served as an expert consulting witness.