Instructor: Charles Barr

Credit Hours: 3.00

Approval Number: SRA0017B

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Course Description

Oregon CCB Series B Approval Number SRB0017
Oregon CCB Core Course Approval Number BES0009 (2013)

This three hour interactive distance-learning course explains why Oregon has a problem with building envelope or shell failures, the affect of water damage, contractor’s responsibilities and related insurance claims.

The building envelope system is explored including physical components, sources of moisture intrusion and results of building envelope failures. Best practices are then explored, specifically related to the foundation, wall and construction as well as window and door installation. Ventilation system best practices are also explored.

Finally, remedies available to consumers damaged by construction defects, including building envelope failures caused by moisture are discussed.


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the rationale of "BEST"
  • Describe the building envelope system and components, sources of moisture intrusion and envelope failures
  • Discuss the biology of mold and related health implications
  • Explain best practices and causes of building envelope failures regarding foundation, wall, and roof construction; window and door installation, and ventilation systems
  • Explore best practices in moisture retarding construction, house wraps and window and door installations.

Discuss remedies available to consumers including warranties, complaints to the CCB, claims against a contractor's commercial general liability (CGL) policy and the arbitration/court process.

Instructor Bio

Charles (Chuck) Barr has more licenses than anyone we at Pace has ever come across including multiple Contractor and Electrical Contractor licenses, Building Official, Building Inspector and Plans Examiner licenses. Chuck has held Building Official positions (CBO) in Orange City and Fernandina Beach, Florida and is also an approved Florida Building Commission Advanced course accredditor. Aside from all his construction related licenses, Chuck is a licensed fixed wing commercial flight instructor, a rotary wing flight instructor and holds a Ship Captains license, not sure if he has a fishing license.

Chuck is essentially retired at the present and probably spends most of his time completing continuing education for his multitude of licenses inside and outside the construction industry.

Florida State Certified Contractor

CGC1508079 - Unlimited General Contractor                  
CFC1426436 - Unlimited Plumbing Contractor                  
EC13002676 - Unlimited Electrical Contractor                
CAC1814258 - Unlimited Air Conditioning Contractor            

BU908 - Florida Building Code Administrator (CBO)        

PX1172 - Plans Examiner (Standard)(Commercial/Residential) Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning

BN2685 - Building Inspector (Standard)(Commercial/Residential)Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning  


IAEI (International Association of Electrical Inspectors)
BOAF (Building Officials Association of Florida)

Approved Advanced Course Accredditor, Florida Building Commission

Other Approvals

Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: BTE019