Decks and Balconies – A Three Part Presentation with Skip Walker

When:
October 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where:
MIG Conference Room
800 Hearst Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710
USA
Contact:
John Fryer, Chapter Secretary510-682-4908E-mailEvent website
Decks and Balconies – A Three Part Presentation with Skip Walker @ MIG Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

The tragic Berkeley balcony collapse in 2015 has led to significant code changes locally, and statewide. The Building Standards Commission issued an emergency order amending the 2016 California Building Code to improve deck and balcony safety, cities and local municipalities have enacted their own programs and ordinances requiring inspection and repair (when needed), and just last month Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 721, which requires an inspection of all exterior decks and balconies for buildings with 3 or more multifamily dwelling units by 2025. Please join us for an all-day seminar with Skip Walker.

Skip is an ICC Approved Instructor which means your seminar credits can be used to fulfill ICC’s requirement that 50% of your continuing education credits come from a Preferred Provider.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

MIG Conference Room
800 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710

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  • Approved for 8 ASHI CECs, 8 CREIA CECs, .8 ICC (Regular or Preferred Provider) CECs
  • Space is strictly limited. Early registration is strongly recommended.

Decks and Balconies – A Three Part Presentation with Skip Walker

Since the tragic balcony collapse on Kittredge St. in Berkeley California in 2015, Berkeley (and other municipalities) have required an inspection (and repair where needed) of elevated decks and balconies. Statewide, Governor Brown recently signed Senate Bill 721 requiring: “an inspection of exterior elevated elements and associated waterproofing elements, as defined, including decks and balconies, for buildings with 3 or more multifamily dwelling units”.

Golden Gate ASHI recognizes the significance and importance of this issue and is proud to sponsor a four-part presentation on balconies and decks by Skip Walker, a Master Inspector and co-author of the Code Check books. For our last session, a representative from Simpson Strong tie will discuss Simpson products commonly seen in deck and balcony construction, and their proper use and installation.

Skip is an ICC Approved Instructor which means your seminar credits can be used to fulfill ICC’s requirement that 50% of your continuing education credits come from a Preferred Provider.

Session 1– Balcony Codes Then and Now: Lessons Learned from Berkeley

Improperly maintained balconies pose a life safety hazard and understanding local ordinances, state law, and best practices for deck and balcony construction is paramount. Session 1 will cover:

  • Berkeley’s Exterior Elevated Elements (E3) Inspection Program
  • Senate Bill 721 (Requires inspections for buildings with 3 or more dwelling units)
  • How the new law directly affects home inspectors
  • Waterproofing and Ventilation (what’s required and best practices)
  • Flashing details (surfaces, doors and penetrations, such as those at guardrails)

Session 2 – Deck Inspection

NADRA (The North American Deck and Railing Association) is a leader in promoting deck and railing safety. Session 2 will cover:

  • Step-by-step deck inspections based on NADRA guidelines, and California code
  • Deck ledger attachment and code required tiebacks
  • Deck guardrail post attachments
  • Fastener and hardware- materials and installation

Session 3– Corrosion of Steel Hardware Caused by Pressure -Treated Lumber

Exterior decks are required to be built from naturally decay resistant lumber, or wood that’s been chemically treated to prevent decay. Unfortunately, many of the chemicals commonly used also cause accelerated corrosion of metal hardware and fasteners, which can result in life-safety hazards. Session 3 will cover:

  • Various types of chemical used in the treating of wood for exterior use
  • Ways to identify the type of treated wood and label interpretation
  • Case studies showing examples of excessive corrosion
  • What home inspector should look for in the field

Continuing Education Credits:

This seminar is approved for 8 ASHI CECs, 8 CREIA CECs, .8 ICC (Regular or Preferred Provider) CECs

Logistics and Lunch

Coffee, soda, water, pastries will be provided throughout the day.

There will be a mid-day break for lunch ‘on your own’. Several very good lunch options are just a short walk away at the Fourth Street business district in Berkeley.

GGASHI, GGCREIA, SV CREIA/ASHI, NB CREIA/ASHI and Westcon members: $195
General Public: $215

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