Instructor: Charles Barr

Credit Hours: 2.00

Approval Number: J607LGL23

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Course Description

This Advanced Florida Building Code course (FBC approval # 1036.0) is designed to give the design professional the knowledge and information needed to understand how the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) standards have been updated recently, and how the State of Florida has incorporated these updates in its building code, along with special Florida requirements that meet or exceed the ADA standards. With this knowledge and information, the design professional will be able to comply with the most recent updates to the ADA, and know how to find the Florida requirements to which they also must adhere.

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify important ADA documents including the Federal ADA Standards and the Florida
    Building Code 7th Edition (2020) Accessibility as well as discuss the DOJ code certification process and FL statute Chapter 553 adoption and exception language
  • Describe Chapter 1 changes to section 106 definitions and explain Chapter 2 code changes regarding applications, existing buildings and facilities, and accessible routes
  • Summarize Chapter 2 code changes to parking spaces, assembly areas, transient lodging and guest rooms and residential facilities
  • Express code changes of accessible routes in Chapter 4, general site and building elements in Chapter 5, plumbing elements and facilities in Chapter 6 and special rooms, spaces and elements in Chapter 8

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

Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE): FBC# 1036.0