1817 2nd Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Oakland has a more varied geology, with a wider range of rocks, than any comparable city in America. Join us for an in-depth look at Oakland now, and how it might change in one earthshaking moment.
Eric Meyer, Chapter Member, will lead a discussion surrounding ‘chump calls”.
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 — 6:50 pm
We suggest arriving early to ensure the best selection. Please keep in mind that dinner is NOT endless or all-you-can-eat. WE RESERVE DINNER IN ADVANCE. Registrations received after 5/7/2017 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 5/7/2017.
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
“Oakland Geology: How it Could All Change in One Earthshaking Moment”
Our speaker is Andrew Alden, a former US Geological Survey Staffer, who has been writing and speaking about the geology of the Solar System, the Earth, California, and Oakland for the past 20 years. Oakland has a more varied geology, with a wider range of rocks, than any comparable city in America. Its subsurface conditions pose many different challenges to home designers and builders, including landslides, earthquake shaking, liquefaction, floods, soil creep, and landfill deficiencies. There are things to beware of in every part of town, high or low, that add an extra layer of complexity to the interesting variety of Oakland’s building stock. Mr. Alden will provide an in-depth look at Oakland now, and how it might change in one earthshaking moment.
In addition to his long-running Oakland Geology blog, Mr. Alden has also appeared on KQED Science and Bay Nature and was the founding geology expert at About.com. He’s currently writing a book on the geology and landscape of Oakland.
Attendees earn one ASHI CE.
Registration and Fees
- $45 with registration by 5/7/2017
- $55 with registration after 5/7/2017, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
- Registrations after 5/7/2017 or “at the door” DO NOT INCLUDE DINNER
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 5/7/17, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.