Course Objective: Types of construction and occupancy types are the key factors to understanding the
International Building Code. Once finished with this course, the student will possess a working knowledge that
will allow them to implement the structural aspects of the code. These structural aspects will include concrete and masonry construction, as well as the requirements for any size structure to withstand live loads, dead loads, wind loads and seismic forces.
Method of Evaluation: Through a series of pre and post progress quizzes, reviews and worksheets, the instructor will aid the student in seeing how related tables and sections are used to form the current code. The instructor will help the student better understand how to interpret codes correctly and avoid common mistakes in the field.
Class Approved for CEU's in
South Carolina LLR
Pre-Quiz & Review
Types Of Construction
Progress Quiz & Review
Light Frame Wood Construction
Tempered/Safety Glass Requirements
Provisions During Construction
Code Requirements for Existing Buildings
Progress Quiz & Review
Heights & Areas
Fire Protection Systems
IBC Chapter 10 – Egress
IBC Chapter 11 - Accessibility
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.