It is a very exciting week for the Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy (JPVBCA) as we pilot our three-day “Energy, Conservation, and Code for Commercial Structures” training program in preparation for adding the second training in our energy training series. Our instructional team, Rick Fortner, from Norfolk, Donna Rubino and Haywood Kines, both from Prince William County, and Bill Butler, formally from Waynesboro, are leading a small, yet extremely engaged group of participants on the scope, application and methods of demonstrating compliance with the 2009 IECC Chapter 5. In addition, participants are experiencing hands-on learning of the COMcheck software used to demonstrate compliance with these codes and standards, as well as conducting components of the plan review process. Since this is the pilot, we are looking forward to reading the participants’ comprehensive evaluation and feedback on content and delivery, which we will then use this in finalizing the program for release on the JPVBCA semester schedule. If class participation is any indication, we are heading in the right direction. For additional information, or to register for upcoming courses, visit the Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy’s online registration site at https://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.gov/TASO/TASOMain/Logon.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fTASO%2fTASOTCO%2fDefault.aspx.
JPVBCA announces energy training for commercial structures