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Presenter: Victor A. Popp, PE,

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Natick, MA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14486

Product Number: 17 MAIRESBC 3 30 CDMN CF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $279 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:30 pm

Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code

   International Residential Code 
   Adoption and enforcement of Massachusetts Residential Code
   Recent and anticipated Code amendments
   Future of the Code

Building Planning and Shell Construction (Chapters 2-10)

   Alternative provisions and design criteria
   Wind effects and protection of openings
   Seismic provisions
   Story height and live loads
   Snow loads
   Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls
   Dwelling unit separations and garage separation
   Ceiling heights
   Garages and carports
   Ingress, egress and stairways
   Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
   Foam plastic
   Wood and wood-based products
   Floods, storms and drainage
   Soils and foundations
   Framing and fastening
   Walls and wall covering
   Roof/ceiling construction
   Roof assemblies
   Fireplaces and chimneys

Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)

   Building thermal envelope
   Climate classifications
   Permanent energy certificate
   Insulation and fenestration
   Building systems

Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems

   Appliance installation and exhaust systems
   Hydronic systems
   Fuel gas systems and appliances
   Plumbing fixtures
   Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors
   Fire sprinkler systems
   Electrical system grounding
   Intersystem bonding termination
   Overcurrent devices
   Electrical outlets
   Pools, spas and hot tubs


Victor A. Popp, PE,

Principal, VPopp Inc.

Mr. Popp is a licensed professional engineer in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Colorado. He also holds an unrestricted construction supervisor and home inspector license (in Massachusetts). Mr. Popp provides expert technical consulting services based on over three decades of broad-based mechanical and structural engineering experience. He has developed state-of-the-art custom machinery, structures and systems, and he has performed engineering management and consulting services for a wide variety of clients, applications, and industries. These include the consumer, aerospace, materials, testing, biomedical, automotive, and construction markets. Mr. Popp has experience in state-of-the-art design and manufacturing, in production and research and development environments. He has also performed forensic and failure analysis investigations of material and product failures as well as structural engineering analysis. Mr. Popp holds a masters of science degree in Administrative Studies from Boston College, a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and a certificate in Engineering Management Development from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has also completed other PhD and Master’s level engineering course work including bio-mechanical engineering, CAD, thermodynamics, and numerical analysis at UMASS and at Northeastern University. As a result of his extensive professional experience and education, Mr. Popp has been an invited presenter at the University of Fair Haven’s Graduate School of Forensic Engineering and at the National Academy of Forensic Engineers Annual Convention.