Chapter Meeting: Understanding the Standard of Care

March 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cafe Room at the Finnish Hall
1970 Chestnut St
Berkeley, CA 94702
Chapter Meeting:  Understanding the Standard of Care @ Cafe Room at the Finnish Hall | Berkeley | California | United States

What is the prevailing Standard of Care for the Home Inspection profession in the San Francisco Bay Area, and why does it matter?  Learn about professional risk mitigation.


Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Paul Barraza, Past Chapter President and Public Relations Committee Chair, will discuss roofing bids, contracts, and manufacturer’s requirements.

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, will provide a report writing analysis associated with home inspection deficiencies.

  • This training is FREE to those attending the Chapter business and education meeting. Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Dinner — 6:45 pm

We suggest arriving early to ensure dinner availability. WE RESERVE DINNER IN ADVANCE. Registrations received after 3/5/2018 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 3/5/2018.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.  Please also note this venue has a strict “NO ALCOHOL” policy.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Chapter Business Meeting  — 7:00 to 7:45 pm

Chapter President, Brian Cogley, presides as chapter members discuss Chapter news as well as local and national home inspection matters. This meeting is open to all (including non-members) and guests are welcome with questions, or to simply learn more about the home inspection profession.

Educational Presentation — 7:45 to 9:00 pm

“Understanding the Standard of Care”

Home Inspectors may be held to a Standard of Care in the event that their report and/or inspection findings come into question in a legal arena.  If an inspector is shown to have not adequately provided the agreed upon services, he may be found negligent and therefore liable for damages arising from his services.  This presentation by Joshua Kardon is intended to help each inspector understand what the “standard of care” is to allow for better management of individual risk of professional negligence.  This presentation is also intended to help home inspectors decide whether an identified material defect might involve professional negligence on the part of a design professional, requiring further investigation by an appropriate expert.

Joshua Kardon is a structural engineer with a specialty in consulting and testifying regarding professional negligence and the standard of care.

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees
  • $45 with registration by 3/5/2018
  • $55 with registration after 3/5/2018, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 3/5/2018 or “at the door” DO NOT INCLUDE DINNER
  • We are unable to accommodate attendees to ‘listen only’.  You must purchase dinner to attend the meeting.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable to other dates as we pay for dinner in advance.  If you register and fail to cancel by 3/5/2018, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.


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