pracademic solutions

code consulting | planning | environmental health

Through a combination of advocacy, teaching, and research, Pracademic Solutions combines extensive practical experience with cutting-edge academic knowledge in order to develop and implement high-quality solutions and services to help our clients navigate the code compliance and urban design arenas.

Advocacy is central to our mission.  We support many advocacy efforts through strategy development, community / stakeholder awareness and engagement, testimony at public meetings / hearings, and resource development.


Felix zemel

With over a decade of code development and enforcement experience on the municipal- and state-levels, Felix is able to provide our clients with a unique set of skills that helps them navigate the construction, environmental health, and public health permitting and compliance processes.

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Christopher mcwhite
Consulting planS examiner

Christopher applies nearly two decades of experience as a building and housing code plans examiner and inspector in the states of Massachusetts, Virginia and Georgia.  His strong thirst for code knowledge has led him to become certified by the International Code Council as an inspector and plans examiner in accessibility, housing/property maintenance, building, plumbing, energy conservation, and electrical codes.  He currently also works full-time as a  building inspector in the City of Lowell, MA.

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paul shea
Consulting wetlands scientist

Paul has over three decades of expert experience as a wetlands scientist and conservation agent, specializing in all aspects of wetlands consulting in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. He also has experience with MA Chapter 91 compliance.  His past clients include federal, state, and local government agencies and large national organizations.

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Pracademic Solutions' group of affiliated experts in building code, fire code, onsite wastewater, and conservation / chapter 91 compliance is continuously growing.  Our team of experts comes from the ranks of active and retired code professionals and well-respected design professionals whose skills complement those of our current team.

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