Chapter Meeting: Seismic Performance of Masonry Chimneys

June 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Finnish Hall Cafe Room
1970 Chestnut St Berkeley
CA 94702

Bruce Maison, SE is a consulting engineer that has been practicing since 1983.


Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Eric Meyer, Chapter Treasurer, will lead an open floor discussion of the CodeCheck Building  (4th Addition) which will be presented in eBook format. This will be the second of a three-part CodeCheck review series.

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

Dinner — 6:45 pm

Dinner will be prepared by our caterer extraordinaire, Malika Henderson

Enjoy dinner and network with your fellow inspectors.

Please also note this venue has a strict “NO ALCOHOL” policy.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Comment Review  — 6:45 pm

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, provides a report writing analysis using member-submitted comments on photos from the field focusing on clarity and principles of Identification, Implication, and Recommendation.

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.

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, will introduce the new chapter officers for 2019-2021.

Educational Presentation — 7:45 to 9:00 pm

Seismic Performance of Masonry Chimneys

Structural engineer Bruce Maison will present the findings of the study he co-authored about the seismic performance of masonry chimneys. Convention wisdom says that they will all fail, but is that true? This presentation will give an in depth explanation of the different ways masonry chimneys can fail during seismic activity.

Bruce Maison, SE is a consulting engineer that has been practicing since 1983.

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees
  • $45 with registration
  • Registrations “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.


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