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February 2020

February Dinner Meeting: Wildfire Codes with Dr. Steve Quarles

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$45

Wildfires have caused significant damage and loss of life in recent year, and the 2017 Tubbs Fire showed that such fires are not limited to forested mountain areas. Dr. Steve Quarles is an expert in the performance of buildings exposed to wildland fire and the effectiveness of mitigation strategies. Dr. Quarles will have a presentation covering the codes and what home inspectors should be looking for. 5:30pm Pre-Meeting Brian Cogley, will have a slideshow and discussion about conditions that are commonly found…

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March 2020

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

March 12 @ 7:00 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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