Instructor: Thomas Martineau

Board: Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB)

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: 0611634

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Course Description

This one hour advanced distance learning course covers permit and inspection requirements in the Florida Building Code. Permitting and inspections in Florida have been complicated subjects for decades. In addition to permitting and inspection requirements, there are special requirements such as Threshold Inspections that must be understood. An evolving area for study is the provision of plans examination and inspection services by third parties. When you have completed this course you will have an understanding of the permit and inspection requirements, the Threshold Building Inspection law, and Private Provider.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe building code required permits, threshold inspectors and inspections
  • Identify other permit requirements including catch all, certifications of wind load, and moving buildings
  • Explain private provider dynamics including notifications, inspections, certificate of compliance, stop work orders and other restrictions
  • Discuss building department immunity and permit application review restrictions

Instructor Bio

Mr. Martineau is a licensed, registered architect, currently self-employed as facility management consultant (specialties facility planning, programming and maintenance, school safety and security, facilities condition assessment, facilities utilization, school kitchen and cafeteria management). He has conducted or served as team member of over fifty individual consulting efforts with K-12 schools across the United States.

As the President of Productivity house Inc since 1988, Tom has been in charge of market research and consulting services in facilities planning, programming, management, operations and security. In the past he has served as a major consultant to Shimizu Construction Company, 3M Company, AMP Corporation, Battelle Memorial Institute, CPA Associates, Ransomed Productions, MGT of America, and Evergreen Solutions, LLC. He continues to work with Prismatic Services, Inc., and International Making Cities Livable Council.

Tom has also served as a Professor of Architecture from 1985 to 2007. He was Professor and Director, at the Institute for Building Sciences, until 1992, then Professor of Architecture until Fall 2007. As the first full-time IBS Director, he developed and managed research contracts exceeding $1 million. The largest projects included recommendations for restructuring Florida's building construction regulations, and creating a maintenance protocol for the facilities inventory of the Florida Department of Transportation. He also established the first multiclient program on Intelligent Buildings.

As a professor, he taught in the areas of professional ethics, materials and methods of construction, lighting, acoustics, heating and cooling, design studio, and introduction to architecture.

In post-retirement, Tom taught as Adjunct Professor in lighting, acoustics, heating, cooling, and facilities management.

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