Calendar

July 2016 – July 2017

Jul
23
Sat
On Site Inspection — Seismic Retrofit in Oakland
Jul 23 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
On Site Inspection -- Seismic Retrofit in Oakland @ Berkeley | California | United States

Eric Lee and Thor Matteson have a unique on-site inspection opportunity for us! If you’ve never attended one, we guarantee you will take away good information you can use in the field. Please join us!

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Overview

On-Site inspection events are popular with both novice and seasoned inspectors, and provide a great opportunity to hone your inspection skills and discover what you might often overlook that is immediately apparent to your colleagues.   You will also gain a better understanding of the ‘standard of care’ among local inspectors as you explore the nuts-and-bolts of the inspection process, sharing your experience and benefiting from the expertise of your fellow professionals. Discussion will focus on technical issues, as well as ways to discuss findings with clients and how to put findings into the written report.

Specifics

Tour a seismic retrofit in progress with one of our resident engineers, Thor Matteson!  It is a rare opportunity to visualize things that are typically hidden by the time you come through a house, and to understand a bit more about various retrofitting techniques.  Discover what your fellow inspectors think is important to discuss, and where you differ with them!  Not only will you learn a lot, but it’s always worth it just for the lunch presented by Eric Lee!

  • Attendees receive 4 ASHI continuing education credits

Coffee and Lunch

Stellar breakfast snacks and lunch catered by Eric Lee.

Registration

With registration by 7/18/16, GGASHI, GGCREIA, SV CREIA/ASHI, NB CREIA/ASHI, and Westcon members: $75. Members of the General Public: $90. After 7/18/16, please add a $10 late fee.

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Aug
1
Mon
2016-2017: Join GGASHI or Renew your Membership!
Aug 1 @ 12:15 am – Jun 30 @ 11:45 pm

Building your business requires good education and marketing to real estate professionals and the general public. Golden Gate ASHI, a chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors, is a group of some of the most experienced inspectors in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will provide you fantastic educational and networking opportunities!

NOTE: The membership year runs 9/1/16 — 8/31/17, and membership renewal is due by 9/15/16 to avoid late fees or reinstatement fees.

RENEW OR JOIN IN JUST TWO EASY STEPS!

1) Click here to complete the application.

2) Click hereto make your payment. Membership dues are $165.00 for the year.

Please note that your membership application/renewal is NOT complete until you have BOTH completed the application and submitted your payment.

Aug
11
Thu
Chapter Meeting: Typical Distresses and Repairs, Residential Concrete Foundations @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  Typical Distresses and Repairs, Residential Concrete Foundations @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

Think you know enough about concrete?  Think again!  It is critical to have a better understanding of the nuances of this easily overlooked material!

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Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, will provide a PowerPoint presentation of 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 8/8/16 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 8/8/16.

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

“Typical Distresses and Repairs, Residential Concrete Foundations”

Ashok Kakade will discuss the many features of concrete that every inspector needs to know:

1.     Basics of Concrete:  Learn about concrete ingredients and their functions. Understand various types of residential and commercial concrete foundations and structures.

2.     Typical Defects: Understand foundations settlement, why slabs crack, when reinforcement corrodes, what is a sulfate attack and ASR in concrete, and why vinyl flooring over a concrete slab bubbles.

3.      Evaluation Techniques & Typical Repairs: Finding out about evaluation techniques and tests necessary for a proper evaluation and typical repairs.

Mr. Kakade is a licensed Civil Engineer specialized in concrete structures. He has over 35 years of engineering experience in construction, evaluation and repair of concrete structures. Mr. Kakade is a member of several national technical committees of ACI, ASTM, and ICRI.  He has taught concrete technology to professional engineers, contractors, and architects through U.C. Berkeley. Mr. Kakade has served as a consultant to numerous owners, engineers, and contractors and investigated numerous residential and commercial foundations.

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 8/8/2016
  • $55 with registration after 8/8/2016, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 8/8/2016 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 8/8/16, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.

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Sep
8
Thu
Chapter Meeting: California SB 655 — The “Mold Bill” @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  California SB 655 -- The "Mold Bill" @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

Whether or not a professional home inspector is responsible for issues surrounding mold may be in question, but understanding the new law will help you better address questions that may arise.

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Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, will provide a PowerPoint presentation of 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 9/5/16 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 9/5/16.

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

California SB 655 — “The Mold Bill”

Steve Zivolich will be discussing SB655, which took effect on January 1, 2016. This legislation makes “visible mold” grounds for declaring a home “substandard” by a city building official or health department official.  The CREIA contract excludes mold, but home inspectors may want to review the law as a knowledge base and understand how it may or may not impact individual businesses.

Steve Zivolich is a certified property and mold inspector who recently moved from Southern California to the North Bay Area.  He provided training on the new law for most California city building inspectors, and will keep us updated with current feedback.  Mr. Zivolich is an ASHI and CREIA certified inspector, and is currently serving as President of CREIA. He also has the following credentials:

  • Certified Microbial ConsultantAmerican Council for Accredited Certification
  • National Certification Board, American Council for Accredited Certification 
  • Asbestos Building InspectorAHERA Accreditation 
  • Radon Measurement ProviderNational Radon Proficiency Program, CA Dept. of  Public Health 
  • Certified Lead Paint RenovatorEPA 40 CFR 745.90 
  • U.S. Green Builders Council Certified Energy Efficiency InspectorEnergy Check-up 
  • EMF Consultant

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 9/5/2016
  • $55 with registration after 9/5/2016, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 9/5/2016 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 9/5/16, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.

REGISTER NOW!

Oct
13
Thu
Chapter Meeting: LiftMaster Garage Door Red Tag Safety Program @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  LiftMaster Garage Door Red Tag Safety Program @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

Garage door opener safety features are required to prevent injuries and save lives.  Come learn about some of the newest features!

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Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, will lead a round-table discussion about the on-site dynamics between the home inspector and his or her clients .  He will also give a PowerPoint presentation of 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 10/9/16 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 10/9/16.

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

LiftMaster’s Red Tag Safety Program

Lauren Koper, West Coast Safety Brand Ambassador for LiftMaster Garage Door Openers, will be giving a presentation on LIftMaster’s “Red Tag Safety Program” as written about in the June issue of the ASHI Reporter.
Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 10/9/2016
  • $55 with registration after 10/9/2016, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 10/9/2016 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 10/9/16, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.

REGISTER NOW!

Nov
10
Thu
Chapter Meeting: Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Residential Mechanical Systems @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Residential Mechanical Systems @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

Energy efficiency continues to be a top concern for Bay Area consumers, and interest in green building practices continues to grow.

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Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, will provide a PowerPoint presentation of recent home inspection.  He will also 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 11/6/16 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 11/6/16.

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

“Building Measurement Best Practices and Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Residential Mechanical Systems”

Ryan Stroupe, Building Performance Program Coordinator for PG&E Pacific Energy Center, will talk on “Building Measurement Best Practices and Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Residential Mechanical Systems.”

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 11/6/2016
  • $55 with registration after 11/6/2016, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 11/6/2016 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 11/6/16, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.

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Jan
12
Thu
Chapter Meeting: Construction Dispute Resolution @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Jan 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  Construction Dispute Resolution @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

When a house is built with permits and inspections and supposedly according to plan, what could possibly go wrong?

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Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, will provide a PowerPoint presentation of recent home inspection.  He will also 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 1/8/2017 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 1/8/2017.

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

“Construction Dispute Resolution”

Steven Podesta, Chapter Affiliate and owner of The Owner’s Advocate will be speaking.  Steven has been on a one-man crusade to change the way residential construction projects are planned and managed in the Bay Area since 1989. In addition to being one of the few people in the area doing residential construction management, he is also an expert in the area of course-of-construction disputes.  Steven will discuss his experiences managing projects as The Owner’s Advocate and will provide some unique insights from the 80+ disputes that he has helped to resolve over the last 18 years.

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 1/8/2017
  • $55 with registration after 1/8/2017, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 1/8/2017 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 1/8/2017, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.

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Feb
9
Thu
Chapter Meeting: Typical Distresses and Repairs, Residential Concrete Foundations @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  Typical Distresses and Repairs, Residential Concrete Foundations @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

Think you know enough about concrete?  Think again!  It is critical to have a better understanding of the nuances of this easily overlooked material!

REGISTER NOW!

Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, will moderate a discussion regarding “Scope Creep”.  He will also 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 2/5/2017 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 2/5/2017.

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

“Typical Distresses and Repairs, Residential Concrete Foundations”

Ashok Kakade will discuss the many features of concrete that every inspector needs to know:

1.     Basics of Concrete:  Learn about concrete ingredients and their functions. Understand various types of residential and commercial concrete foundations and structures.

2.     Typical Defects: Understand foundations settlement, why slabs crack, when reinforcement corrodes, what is a sulfate attack and ASR in concrete, and why vinyl flooring over a concrete slab bubbles.

3.      Evaluation Techniques & Typical Repairs: Finding out about evaluation techniques and tests necessary for a proper evaluation and typical repairs.

Mr. Kakade is a licensed Civil Engineer specialized in concrete structures. He has over 35 years of engineering experience in construction, evaluation and repair of concrete structures. Mr. Kakade is a member of several national technical committees of ACI, ASTM, and ICRI.  He has taught concrete technology to professional engineers, contractors, and architects through U.C. Berkeley. Mr. Kakade has served as a consultant to numerous owners, engineers, and contractors and investigated numerous residential and commercial foundations.

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 2/5/2017
  • $55 with registration after 2/5/2017, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 2/5/2017 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 2/5/17, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.

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Mar
9
Thu
Chapter Meeting: Wooden Windows: Preserving Architectural Integrity @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  Wooden Windows: Preserving Architectural Integrity @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

What choices do you have when the beautiful wood windows that create the style can no longer be retained?  Come learn about options!

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Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Lee Parsons, Chapter Education Chair, will lead a discussion of how and when building codes are used in home inspection.

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 3/5/2017 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 3/5/2017.

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

“Wooden Windows:  Preserving Architectural Integrity”

Our speaker will be Lisa McLaughlin, sales representative at Wooden Window, Inc., in Oakland.  Learn how traditional wooden sashes are made and how contemporary energy efficiency and building code requirements are met.  We’ll discuss what causes windows and doors to fail and how this can be prevented.  You will understand how your clients can address problems and still retain the intrinsic style of their homes.  Visit www.woodenwindow.com/

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 3/5/2017
  • $55 with registration after 3/5/2017, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 3/5/2017 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 3/5/17, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.

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Mar
18
Sat
“Significant Changes to the 2016 California Building Codes” with Skip Walker @ MIG Conference Room
Mar 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
"Significant Changes to the 2016 California Building Codes" with Skip Walker @ MIG Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

The seminar provides an overview of the significant differences between the 2013 codes and the 2016 California Residential Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Energy and Green Building codes, which take effect on January 1, 2017.  You will be guided through the most pertinent changes by an engaging and highly respected speaker, Skip Walker of Code Check.

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  • Approved for 7 ASHI/CREIA CEC’s
  • Approved for .7 ICC Preferred Provider CEC’s
  • Space is strictly limited. Early registration is strongly recommended.

 

Significant Changes to the 2016 California Building Codes with Skip Walker

This all-day class covers the significant changes to the 2016 California Residential Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Energy and Green Building codes, which are effective as of January 1, 2017.

California is moving rapidly towards the 2019 energy target of Net Zero for new residential construction.  The 2016 code includes a number of changes driven in large part by the push toward Net Zero.  Homes designed under the 2016 codes have a 28% smaller energy footprint than a similar home built using the 2013 codes.  High performance walls and attics, 100% high efficiency lighting and other energy conservation measures will now be mainstream.

This course focus on the differences and is perfect for jurisdictional inspectors, contractors, architects and home inspectors looking for a comprehensive discussion on the coming code cycle impact.

The seminar will be led by Skip Walker, an ICC Certified Combination Residential Building Inspector, an ICC Certified California Residential Building and Plumbing Inspector, a CREIA Master Inspector, an ASHI Certified Inspector, and a FIRE Certified Fireplace Inspector. He has presented at a number of local, state regional and national ASHI and CREIA conferences, the National Association of Realtors®, the California Association of Realtors® and the New York City Council Building and Safety Committee on smoke alarm performance and CO poisoning issues.  Skip has served in numerous capacities for CREIA and ASHI and written extensively on smoke alarms, CO issues, deck safety and general inspection issues. He is the recipient of the 2014 ASHI Philip C. Monahan Award, ASHI’s highest honor, the 2014 ASHI President’s Award, the 2014 CREIA John Daly Award, CREIA’s highest honor and the 2011 CREIA Inspector of the Year. At the 2016 CREIA Conference, he was named to the list of the 40 Most Influential Inspectors of the Last 40 Years.

There will be a mid-day break for lunch ‘on your own’.

Early-Bird Registration before 3/8/17:
GGASHI, GGCREIA, SV CREIA/ASHI, NB CREIA/ASHI and Westcon members: $170
General Public: $190
After 3/8/17, please add $20 to each fee.

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Apr
13
Thu
Chapter Meeting: Lead Hazards in Older Housing Stock @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  Lead Hazards in Older Housing Stock @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

Lead is an increasingly common and insidious source of illness and environmental contamination.  Learn how to identify and discuss these issues and methods of remediation!

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Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

John Fryer, Chapter Secretary and Past Chapter President, will lead a discussion on the ins-and-outs of inspecting flips.

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 4/9/2017 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 4/9/2017.

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

“Lead Hazards in Older Housing Stock”

Dale Hagen, Housing Programs Director of the Healthy Homes Department for the Alameda County Community Development Agency, www.achhd.org, will be providing an informative presentation on lead in older housing stock, including sources of lead, how to test for lead, reducing lead hazards, laws and regulations, and lead-safe practices.

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 4/9/2017
  • $55 with registration after 4/9/2017, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 4/9/2017 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 4/9/17, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.

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May
11
Thu
Chapter Meeting: Oakland Geology: How it Could All Change in One Earthshaking Moment @ Truitt & White Conference Room
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  Oakland Geology:  How it Could All Change in One Earthshaking Moment @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

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.

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Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

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.

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Jun
8
Thu
Chapter Meeting: Greenewall: A Green Alternative to Traditional Wall Construction @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  Greenewall: A Green Alternative to Traditional Wall Construction @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

Chain-link, wood, and stucco wall materials are conventional, but all have their drawbacks.  Here is a green alternative that is impervious to the elements and acts as a sound, water, and fire barrier.

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Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Gary Tucker, Chapter Member, will lead a discussion surrounding recent finds while inspecting Bay Area homes.

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 6/4/2017 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 6/4/2017.

ANNUAL 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.  New officers for the next two year term will be installed.

Educational Presentation — 7:45 to 9:00 pm

“Greenewall… a Green Alternative to Traditional Wall Construction”

Our speaker for June will be Robert Hodgson, CEO and inventor of greenewall, an alternative to materials such as chain-link, vinyl, wood, and stucco. LEED rated, greenewall is a free-standing wall made of recycled materials and utilizing technology used in airplane wings for lightweight strength.  It is impervious to the elements and acts as a sound, water, and fire barrier.  It comes with a lifetime guarantee and costs far less than conventional walls.  Because it installs like a fence, no wall engineering or wall permits are required, saving both time and money.  The greenewall also beats traditional stucco in the area of mold resistance and is designed to move with the ground – a must in earthquake country. Architecturally, greenewallis able to match any architectural features and building.  Come learn about this innovative new option in wall construction!

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 6/4/2017
  • $55 with registration after 6/4/2017, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 6/4/2017 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 6/4/17, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.

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Jul
13
Thu
Chapter Meeting: Understanding and Evaluating PEX and CSST Piping Installations @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapter Meeting:  Understanding and Evaluating PEX and CSST Piping Installations @ Truitt & White Conference Room | Berkeley | California | United States

PEX water supply piping and CSST gas supply piping are becoming increasingly common in Bay Area housing stock.  Do you know what you’re looking at and how to evaluate it?  It’s time to learn!

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Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Paul Barraza, Past Chapter President and Public Relations Chair, will lead a discussion surrounding recent changes to the NEC codes.

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 7/9/2017 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 7/9/2017.

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

“Understanding and Evaluating PEX and CSST Piping Installations”

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) has been gaining much popularity in recent years as an alternative to rigid gas piping, and PEX is becoming a common alternative to traditional copper supply piping. Our speaker, Bill Schwartz, will discuss a variety of issues surrounding both types of piping, including:

  • Uponor PEX  Plumbing and Hydronic Products
  • Installation Practices for PEX
  • Inspection requirements for PEX
  • TracPipe CSST Gas Piping
  • CSST Gas Sizing
  • CSST installation
  • CSST Inspection

Bill Schwartz is a mechanical engineer with over 25 years of experience in the HVAC and plumbing industries. He is a member of trade organizations ASHRAE and ASPE. His current responsibilities include administrative duties commensurate with the position of Vice President, mechanical hydronic heating/cooling design, commercial plumbing design, and technical sales support for Osborne Company staff and customers.

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 7/9/2017
  • $55 with registration after 7/9/2017, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 7/9/2017 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 7/9/17, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.

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Jul
29
Sat
On Site Inspection — Berkeley
Jul 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
On Site Inspection -- Berkeley @ Berkeley | California | United States

Eric Lee has another great on-site for us! If you’ve never attended one, we guarantee you will take away good information you can use in the field. Please join us!

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Overview

On-Site inspection events are popular with both novice and seasoned inspectors, and provide a great opportunity to hone your inspection skills and discover what you might often overlook that is immediately apparent to your colleagues.   You will also gain a better understanding of the ‘standard of care’ among local inspectors as you explore the nuts-and-bolts of the inspection process, sharing your experience and benefiting from the expertise of your fellow professionals. Discussion will focus on technical issues, as well as ways to discuss findings with clients and how to put findings into the written report.

Specifics

Join us for a group review of a classic 1920s-era home with lots of history, plenty of issues, and some unusual features including a rare — for Berkeley — swimming pool.  It’s a hillside home with considerable settling; the dining room is several inches out of level.  The concrete entry stairs are heading downhill, even since they were “repaired” two years ago. The house lies between two mapped landslide zones.  Because their purchase was financed in part by UC, the buyers had to make structural improvements within a limited time, but they had to choose among three contradictory engineering reports, not to mention an exhaustive report by a stalwart member of GG ASHI.  They decided on a seismic upgrade designed by Thor Matteson, including removal of a “chimney of death.” Now they’re considering how to address leaking balcony windows, a tilting retaining wall, and the usual drainage issues.  If your clients were considering a purchase now, how would you advise them?

  • Attendees receive 4 ASHI continuing education credits

Coffee and Lunch


Stellar breakfast snacks and lunch catered by Eric Lee.

Registration


With registration by 7/20/17, GGASHI, GGCREIA, SV CREIA/ASHI, NB CREIA/ASHI, and Westcon members: $75. Members of the General Public: $90. After 7/20/17, please add a $10 late fee.

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