Instructor: Charles Barr

Board: Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Residential

Credit Hours: 2.00

Approval Number: SRA2313

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Course Description

This course is part of a series of courses on the Conflict-Free Home Remodeling Process written by Stephen Gidus. In this course the learner will explore the Construction preparation step which includes Project Setup and Protection, Demolition, General Conditions, and elements of the Project Environment. The learner will complete this course with a full understanding of why and what goes into protecting the homeowner and himself before the construction phase begins.

Course Objectives

Lesson 1 Objectives

Upon successful completion of this lesson, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and express the purpose of the Project Setup
  • Detail activities during Interior and Exterior Preparation
  • List several work signs that are displayed during a remodeling project
  • Explain what transpires and/or is safeguarded during Interior & Exterior Project Preparation
  • State items to be considered in the area of Project Protection

Lesson 2 Objectives

Upon successful completion of this lesson, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe key points in Demolition
  • Name key considerations in site preparation
  • Define what is meant by structural building components in the home
  • Discuss different types of thermal and moisture barriers and considerations with each
  • Provide examples of mechanical systems within the home
  • List considerations that go with exterior finishes

Lesson 3 Objectives

Upon successful completion of this lesson, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe General Conditions and what it means in the REMODology process
  • Explain how General Conditions may save the remodeler money overall
  • Give examples of General Conditions clauses and why they are so important to the remodeler
  • Relate why homeowners sometimes misunderstand the term "overhead"

Lesson 4 Objectives

Upon successful completion of this lesson, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss items in the Project Environment portion of the General Conditions section of Remodology
  • List considerations connected to construction-related debris material
  • Describe how Driveway and Sidewalk Cracks should be addressed by the remodeler

Instructor Bio

Chuck BarrCharles (Chuck) Barr

Chuck 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 when he's not instructing our online courses.

Florida Licenses and Certifications
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

Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI Verification ID: 67945) through the International Distance Education Certification Center (

IAEI (International Association of Electrical Inspectors)
BOAF (Building Officials Association of Florida)
Approved Advanced Course Accredditor, Florida Building Commission

Other Approvals