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    Founded in 2000, the Building & Fire Code Academy (BFCA) is a global training institution dedicated to providing code enforcement education to building and fire inspectors based on the International Codes, Illinois Plumbing Code, National Electrical Code, Life Safety Code and the legal aspects of code administration.

    Richard A. Piccolo, the president of B & F Construction Code Services, Inc. founded BFCA after years of conducting training seminars nationwide in all the model building codes while serving as adjunct faculty at William Rainey Harper College. As a certified instructor, Piccolo recognized next area of growth would come by providing training and continuing education for professionals in code-related careers, and BFCA was born.

    BFCA is approved by the Private Business and Vocational Schools Division of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

    BFCA is located at 2420 Vantage Drive in Elgin, Illinois.

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Building & Fire Code Academy is to provide comprehensive and practical education in the administration, application and enforcement of building and fire codes

    The Building & Fire Code Academy (BFCA) provides comprehensive and practical training and continuing education courses in the administration, application and enforcement of building and fire code both on campus and online.

    The Building & Fire Code Academy (BFCA) provides comprehensive and practical training and continuing education courses in the administration, application and enforcement of building and fire code both on campus and online.


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    Jobs

    Electrical Inspector
    Category: Skilled and Trades
    Electric Inspector Electric inspector / plan reviewer. This position is for a person experienced in field inspection and plan review of various types of projects. It requires a person who has ICC certification, job experience or an engineering degree in the type of work they will be performing. The person in this position will be performing reviews and inspections on a wide range of projects ...read more
    Contact: Richard Piccolo
    Phone:(847) 428-2951
    Instructor
    Category: Education
    Instructor This position is for an experienced person who can present training session on various industry topics.  It includes the presentation and preparation of one and multiple day sessions. The sessions are presented in our Elgin location and in other states. ICC certification or appropriate job experience required.BenefitsBenefit package, which includes vacation, sick leave, matching 401K, ...read more
    Contact: Richard Piccolo
    Phone:(847) 428-2951
    Building Official
    Category: Construction, Installation and Mechanical
    Building Official This position is for a person experienced in operation of a building department. They would be providing this service in addition to to field inspection and plan review of various types of projects. It requires a person who has ICC certification in type of work they will be performing. The person in this position will be performing reviews and inspections on a wide range of ...read more
    Contact: Richard Piccolo
    Phone:(847) 428-2951
    Fire protection plans reviewer and inspector
    Category: Skilled and Trades
    Fire protection plans reviewer and inspector This position is for an experienced person who can perform in depth reviews and inspections of fire protection, detection and alarm systems. They will be performing the work on various types of projects. It requires a person who has ICC or NFPA certification in type of work they will be performing. The person in this position will be performing ...read more
    Contact: Richard Piccolo
    Phone:(847) 428-2951
    Mechanical Energy Plan reviewer Inspector Engineer
    Category: Construction, Installation and Mechanical
    Mechanical/Energy Plan reviewer/Inspector/ Engineer Mechanical/energy inspector / plan reviewer. This position is for a person experienced in field inspection and plan review of various types of projects. It requires a person who has ICC certification, job experience or an engineering degree in the type of work they will be performing.The person in this position will be performing reviews and ...read more
    Contact: Richard Piccolo
    Phone:(847) 428-2951

    Rep/Contact Info

    Dahlia Jawor
    Administrative Assistant
    • Phone: (847) 428-2951
    Mr. George Sweeney
    Dean
    • Phone: (847) 428-2951
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