Course Objective: The Residential Plumbing Inspector is responsible for verifying that the installation of the entire plumbing system is compliant with the codes and standards adopted by their jurisdiction. The Inspector's duties include but are not limited to the following: verifying the installation and testing of piping systems, protection of piping systems and building components, the minimum required fixtures, approved materials, approved fixtures, flow rates, pressures, volume and temperature, and protection of the potable water supply and distribution system. Other duties include verifying that all materials, joints, connections and appliances are of the approved type. Fuel gas piping combustion air and required venting are also included.
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 1.8 CEU's (18 Hours)
South Carolina LLR
Pre-quiz & Review
Sizing Water Lines
Water Line Installation
Black Flow Prevention
Progress Quiz & Review
Drainage & Sewer Sizing/Installation
Plumbing Vent Systems
Sizing Plumbing Vents
Progress Quiz & Review
Plan Review Basics
Gas Line Installations
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, has served as an expert consulting witness and is a member of the South Carolina Building Codes Council.