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Massachusetts Code Official Continuing Education: 10 Hour Course Package #1


Price: $79.00

This 10 hour package contains:

Course #1 – (6 Hours) Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Required Competency
Course #2 – (4 Hours) Massachusetts Weatherization and Energy Efficient Building


Certificates of Completion will be available to print upon completion of the courses.


Course #1: Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Required Competency

Course Description
This 6-Hour Construction Supervisor Required Competency Course focuses on five different topics:

1. Massachusetts 2009 Energy Code
2. Workplace Safety
3. Workers’ Compensation
4. Energy Efficiency
5. Lead Paint Safety

All Construction Supervisor License holders are required to complete this six hour course for each two-year renewal cycle. This rule began July 1, 2011. This course fulfills all five topic areas that are required for license renewal.

Format: Narrated Text
Quizzes: 70% required to pass

Course Outline

I. MA Energy Code
Learning Objectives:
* Explain the changes made to the 2009 International Conservation Codes.
* Understand what measures can be taken to incorporate these changes into construction projects/design.
* Recognize how the changes can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption.


II. Workplace Safety
Learning Objectives:
* Understand and describe the basic components of a construction safety program.
* Be able to recognize the hazards inherent at a construction jobsite, and describe ways to prevent them.
* Discuss the responsibilities of both the employer and employee in observing safety practices.


III. Workers’ Compensation
Learning Objectives:
* Identify the laws and regulations of Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation.
* Understand the process of claim reporting.
* Explain the best ways to manage workers’ compensation costs.


IV. Energy Efficiency
Learning Objectives:
* Describe the wide variety of energy and resource efficient products and systems available.
* Explain some of the cost savings in both labor and materials associated with energy efficient systems.


V. Lead Safe Practices (2 HRs)
Learning Objectives:
* Identify the health hazards associated with lead paint
* Recognize the responsibilities of a contractor when working with lead paint
* Demonstrate safe practices when preparing for and cleaning up after renovation, repair and painting work



Course #2: Massachusetts Weatherization and Energy Efficient Building

Course Description
Weatherization: Students successfully completing this course will gain confidence in their ability to reduce building envelope failure using proven methods of construction. Building homes that are well protected from the weather is important for all building professionals. The majority of problems stem from improper procedures and workmanship. Sometimes a problem is found in the design of a home, adding to disputes over poor workmanship. The very best defense against moisture issues in a home is in training the workforce in how moisture enters into the internal structural areas of a home and what procedures to use in the many tasks involved to head off these problems.Energy Efficient Building: Even as technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the
environment. A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building. This portion of the course will help builders identify important considerations and then apply those principles to a specific project.

Weatherization I
*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand cause and effect of weatherization problems within the construction industry. 2) Understand contractor responsibilities, what to avoid and what to embrace. 3) Recognize the cause of most below-grade moisture issues and the remedies that should be taken.

Why is There a Problem?
1. Rationale
2. Primary Warranty and Insurance Claims
3. Solutions
4. Experience
5. Contractor Responsibilities
6. Insurance Availability and Affordability

The Building Envelope System
1. Building Envelope System
2. Performance Objectives
3. Physical Components
4. Sources of Moisture Intrusion
5. Results of Failure

Foundation Construction1. Thermal and Moisture Protection
2. Groundwater
3. Gutters
4. Crawl spaces
5. Damp proofing and Waterproofing
6. Girders and Beams


Weatherization II
*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the causes of high humidity in homes and how housewraps and flashings work. 2) Describe some of the steps and terminology for installing flashings and code minimums. 3) Know how to prepare window and door openings for proper installation.

Wall Construction
1. Wall Framing
2. Vapor Diffusion Problems
3. Recommendations
4. House Wrap and Underlayment
5. Window and Door Openings
6. Flashing and Caulking
7. Siding

Roof Construction
1. Skylights
2. Moisture Penetration
3. Roof Valleys
4. Shingles and Shakes
5. Roof Sheathing
6. Repairs
7. Flashing, Window and Door Installation

1. Windows, Doors and Skylights
2. Proper Flashing
3. Door and Window Installation


Weatherization III
*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the purpose of ventilation and ventilation requirements. 2) Understand how a capillary break works with other components to prevent moisture intrusion. 3) Be aware of consumer remedies and contractor responsibilities.

Ventilation System Installation and Requirements
1. Code
2. Attic Ventilation
3. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Building Envelope Best Practices
1. Moisture Retarding Construction
2. Capillary Breaks
3. House Wrap Installation
4. Window and Door Installation
5. Siding Installation
6. Roofing Best Practices

Consumer Remedies
1. Common Mistakes
2. Preventative Measures
3. Warranties
4. Complaints
5. Arbitration and Dispute Resolution


Energy Efficient Building
*Learning Objectives: 1) Have an appreciation for energy consumption and healthy, “green” energy. 2) Understand the importance of building placement on the lot, “Brownfield”
site clean-up methods and the need for soil erosion control and basic methods. 3) Have an understanding of material properties, recycling and finally, some of the process for LEED certification.

1. Implications of green building
2. Site remediation strategies
3. “Green” power generation
4. LEED rating system



Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.
If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.
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