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March 2020

March Dinner Meeting: Garage Door Backups with Joe Hetzel of DASMA

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$45

Senate Bill 969 now requires battery backup on automatic garage door openers when a garage door or opener are replaced. The bill comes in response to the wildfires which saw at least 5 people die inside their garages due to becoming trapped in the 2017 fire season. Learn how these systems work, and how to properly inspect them and the garage doors. 5:30pm Pre-Meeting David Pagano will have a presentation on using a drone in the home inspection business. Learn about…

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April 2020

April Dinner Meeting: Forensic Plumbing Investigations with Mark Hunter

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$45

Home inspectors evaluate plumbing defects on every inspection. Sometimes the defects are easy to find, but some conditions can be almost possible to find or diagnose. Mark Hunter will have a presentation covering covering common plumbing defects and some of his forensic plumbing investigations. 5:30pm Pre-Meeting Bret Butler, will have a slideshow and discussion about commercial inspections. (Attendees with earn an additional ASHI CE) 6:45pm Comment Review Brian Cogley, past president, will provide a report writing analysis using member-submitted comments to improve clarity…

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May 2020

May Dinner Meeting: New Smoke Alarm Standards with Skip Walker

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$45

Beginning in January 2020, the biggest change in the UL 217 smoke alarm standard since its inception in the 1970s goes into effect. For the first time, UL 217 will use polyurethane foam for the flaming and smoldering tests. Skip Walker will take a look at the historical issues with the previous generation of smoke alarms and fire death statistics. 5:30pm Pre-Meeting Eric Meyer, will discuss tiny homes and accessory dwelling units. (Attendees with earn an additional ASHI CE) 6:45pm Comment Review Brian…

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