Our Services


JC Code & Construction Consultants, Inc. is approved by the Florida Building Commission as an Advanced Continuing Education Course Accreditor. We can accredit commercial and residential courses with a quick turnaround of 3 to 5 days.

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Classroom Training

Contractor, building code official, design professional, or fire official, every renewal cycle we all need continuing education. With classroom training scheduled through-out the state, JC Code & Construction Consultants, Inc. makes it easy to keep up with your CEUS.

ICC Preferred Provider

Florida code officials need Florida information, and that is what you will receive.  JC Code & Construction Consultants, Inc. is a designated ICC Preferred Provider under the International Code Council (ICC) Preferred Provider Program (PPP).

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Code Consulting

Having your building plans flow smoothly through the building department saves time and money. JC Code & Construction Consultants, Inc. can perform a thorough review of your plans BEFORE you submit them to identify any potential code and/or design deficiencies.

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On-Site Training

We come to you!! Give your staff the training they need right in your city. JC Code & Construction Consultants, Inc. has an extensive list of classes to choose from which will keep your staff up to date on the current codes, statutes, and standards.

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Additional Services 

We can provide your jurisdiction with assistance in updating your codes, ordinances, polices, and procedures. JC Code & Construction Consultants, Inc. is flexible and will work with you to develop a cost-effective plan designed to provide the services you require promptly and efficiently.

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ICC Certification Exam Prep Seminars

Interested in taking an ICC Certification Exam? Look no further, JC Code & Construction Consultants, Inc. offers exam prep seminars to help prepare you to pass the exam the first time.

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Class Topics Available:

Accessibility                                 Building Volume

Energy Conservation                 Existing Building

Mechanical Volume                   Plumbing/Fuel Gas

Residential Volume                   Non-Code based Courses

2014 NFPA 70                            ICC Exam Prep Seminars


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Q and A...

Q: In a residential home with old wood roof trusses, should the air handler be suspended and hung from the top chord truss or can it lay upon the bottom chord to the trusses?

A: First things first; is the installation of the AHU a replacement or a completely new installation? If a replacement, it can be installed “like for like”. If a new installation, are the trusses capable of supporting the additional dead loads? An evaluation of the existing truss system by a registered design professional would be necessary. See FBC, Residential Code, Section R802.10. regarding engineered roof trusses.

Q: In past installation of lath, we were told to use as many nails as possible, now we are being told to nail only six inches on center on FRAMING ONLY, which means no nails between studs. R703.6.1 of the 2014 states “no more than six inches spacing”. Can you clarify?

A: You are being told that most likely due to the ASTM provisions. FBC, Residential, Section R703.7, Exterior Plaster references ASTM C926 and ASTM C1063 and the provisions of “this code”. While Section R703.7.1 limits fastener spacing to a maximum of 6” on center, consider that ASTM C1063 was developed for use over open framing – i.e. shear panels provided only where necessary. As such, the standard requires the wire lath to be tied in between the framing members and the end laps to be laced with wire.

Q: What is the definition for an expired permit in the Florida Buiding Code? ICC does give a definition, but the FBC has this section as “reserved”. Would you happen to know the reason?

A: Numerous sections of FBC Ch. 1, Scope and Administration are intentionally marked as “Reserved” to allow each jurisdiction to amend each such marked section as applicable for that particular jurisdiction.

Q: In regards to fire ratings on a high rise building, what constitutes an exit passageway vs corridor?

A: A Corridor and an Exit Passageway are both defined terms:

CORRIDOR. An enclosed exit access component that defines and provides a path of egress travel.

EXIT PASSAGEWAY. An exit component that is separated from other interior spaces of a building or structure by fire resistance-rated construction and opening protectives, and provides for a protected path of egress travel in a horizontal direction to an exit or to the exit discharge.

While a corridor and an exit passageway are both components of the means of egress system, a corridor is not necessarily required to be of fire resistant rated construction while an exit passageway is, by definition, always rated. By definition, an exit passageway “provides a protected path of egress travel in a horizontal direction to an exit or to the exit discharge”.


Hi John,

Fairly recently, I took your class to help prepare for the Permit Technician Exam. I wanted to sincerely thank you because I passed the test!

Dara O’Connor – Permit Technician | Village of Wellington

“John always does a great job both in material and instruction.”


“He was very knowledgeable in his field, had a sense of humor, and professional.  I recommend him for other workshops.  He makes the info interesting.”

Marcella Foster – WPB, FAPGMI Conference

“John kept things moving, energetic and very informative.  Thanks!”

Catherine Thornton – Port St. Lucie

“Excellent use of time didn’t waste time on unnecessary info.”


“John is always prepared, consistent, and able to present material and cover all questions.  Enjoy the up-tempo presentation.  Thanks, John.”

Mark – The Villages

“John is a great presenter, and created a terrific presentation – one of the best I’ve ever attended!”

Gary Kozan – WPB, FAPGMI Conference

“Always a joy and learning experience under Mr. Farinelli’s tutelage!” and “Such a pleasure in the education of a sometimes-boring subject!  Thank you!!”

Marlita Peters – Tallahassee

“Loved it as always, John does an excellent job!”

Michael DiNorscio – Buena Vista Conference .  IAEI Orlando

“Hi John, I just wanted to say thank you for the training you gave  July 23 and 24 – especially for the volunteer hours you gave for the training.  I’ve been to a lot of training seminars in the 27 years I worked for the Federal Government, and I can tell you that you truly do a good job.  You know the subjects and you give the information in an interesting way (I enjoyed the funny clips you showed in the program too).

Again, many thanks for your time and expertise Phyllis Gray, GNS General Contractors, LLC.”