This class begins with the changes made during the 2015-2018 code review cycle to all 11 of the key chapters of the 2018 International Mechanical Code® (IMC). Chapter 1 on Administration, Chapter 2 on Definitions, Chapter 3 on General Regulations, Chapter 4 on Ventilation, Chapter 5 on Exhaust Systems are basic to all HVAC tasks. Chapter 6 on Duct Systems, Chapter 8 on Chimneys and Vents, Chapter 9 on Specific Appliances, Fireplaces, and Solid Fuel-Burning Equipment; Chapter 10 on Boilers, Water Heaters, and Pressure Vessels; and Chapter 11 on Refrigeration contain some of the most critical codes to safety as well as the most rapidly changing codes in the IMC. Together, these 11 chapters impact all HVAC, and understanding the changes made to these chapters as well as the reasons behind those changes is critical.
Each change in this class is presented in a “cut-and-paste” format with any deletions and additions from the 2015 IMC clearly shown. Each change is then discussed for the reason it was made and how it impacts a working HVAC contractor or technician, based in part on the proceedings of the ICC Technical Committees.
Next, a 3-hour class covers the most important changes to chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 of the 2018 Uniform Mechanical Code. Included in this course is a brief history and organization of the UMC and detailed explanations for each of the changes made.
Finally, a 3-hour class covers the most important changes to chapters 10 through 13 of the 2018 Uniform Mechanical Code. This includes code text highlighted with additions and omissions and includes detailed explanations for each of the changes made.
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Dan Whaley, was trained in HVAC in the Air Force where he spent eight years after high school. His time in the Air Force gave him the opportunity to do everything from repairs of advanced systems to planning the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs that were used in over 250 facilities.Dan is currently a Lead Technician for a one million square foot, 300+ bed medical hospital.
Since 2010 Dan has been an instructor with At Your Pace Online overseeing the development and class delivery of every HVAC offering that we have. The courses that Dan instructs have been used by tens of thousands of HVAC technicians, including many where online education had not previously been allowed.