“Bridging the gap between General Contracting and the NC Building Codes"
The instructors are either currently or have been Mecklenburg County Building Inspectors. We realize one of the major disconnects in the building industry is the relationship between code officials and contractors. As being contractors for many years, we have learned that the knowledge of the code is power and that knowledge helps us navigate through the permitting and inspection process.
Our 6 hour elective class is titled...
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE NC RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CODE
We cover the major changes to the code since the new 2018 code came into effect last year. Because we are now on a 6 year code cycle, we cover any new amendments to the code passed by the licensing board. We also discuss new and upcoming code changes. One of our instructors, Jeff Griffin, serves on the State Ad Hoc Committee helping to develop the codes in NC. Because of his background with the codes and his years as a Code Enforcement Manager for a NC county municipality he is able to offer valuable insight to the world of inspections.
Our classes are offered both in-class and online simultaneously. Due to COVID-19 limitations, we can only have 20 people in our class room onsite. The online classes are offered through Zoom.
The class outline is as follows:
Hours are 8-5 with 10 minute breaks and a 1 hour lunch. (Lunch is offered for our on site students)
6 hour elective CE - SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE NC RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CODE
2 hour mandatory CE written by the NCLBGC
In person classes are held in Concord, NC
Class fees are $175 which includes every thing in the class outline, reporting your CE's to the NCLBGC and a Certificate of Completion for your records.
Out of the several hundred complaints the Licensing board hears each year, most of them are from code violations? The NCLBGC holds contractors accountable for building to minimum code standards. Even though an inspection has passed, it doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.