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January Virtual Meeting: “Reach Codes” and the War Against Natural Gas with Lonnie Haughton, MCP
January 14, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm$10
Multiple jurisdictions in the Bay Area recently have adopted ordinances that totally ban (or severely limit) the use of gas-fired equipment in new construction. Some of these cities and towns currently have targeted only new residential housing while they continue to study how to implement similar bans for new commercial buildings. The greatly differing approaches of example jurisdictions, including the cities of Berkeley and Richmond and the town of Windsor, to “reach” their visions of an all-electric future will be examined. Proponents of such “reach codes” tend to cite greenhouse gasses and global warming to justify such dramatic changes. Opponents tend to cite California’s already-strained electrical grid and various additional benefits, flexibilities, and overall resilience afforded by the use of gas-fired equipment.
5:30pm – Login and Socialize – Join a few minutes early to sort out technical issues and chat with your fellow inspectors.
6:00pm – Pre-Meeting – John Fryer, local municipal inspector and former home inspector, will have a slideshow about new construction inspections. (Attendees will earn an additional ASHI CE)
7:00pm – Chapter Meeting – Chapter president Paul Barraza will lead a short business meeting to cover chapter and ASHI business, committee reports, and upcoming educational opportunities.
7:30pm – Main Speaker – Lonnie Haughton will have a presentation on “Reach Codes” and the War Against Natural Gas. (Attendees will earn an additional ASHI CE)
Since 1973, Lonnie Haughton, MCP is an expert in building codes and standard research, construction defect and injury litigation, and code compliance document review. He has extensive forensic and litigation experience in Alaska, California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as authoring numerous peer-reviewed articles. Among his many designations are:
- California Licensed General Contractor – Class B
- International Code Council certifications:
- Master Code Professional
- Building Inspector—CBC, IBC/IRC
- Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner
- Construction Documents Technologist (Construction Specifications Institute certified)’
- EIFS Third Party Inspector (Exterior Design Institute)
- Certified Access Specialist (CASp-030) in California
***Note*** Registration for this event closes at 5pm on the day of the event.