June Dinner/Zoom Meeting: Remodeling Eichlers with Scott Swann

Truitt & White Conference Room 1817 Second Street, Berkeley, CA, United States

Scott Swann will discuss a current kitchen remodel on an Eichler home in Marin. Eichler homes pose many challenges for renovation projects, such as, an open floor plan, concrete slab foundation with radiant heat, open beam ceilings and floor to ceiling glass walls.. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn about Eichler renovations. Scott Swann…

$10 – $45

July Dinner/Zoom Meeting: Bay Area NOx Ban with Paul Barraza

Truitt & White Conference Room 1817 Second Street, Berkeley, CA, United States

On March 15, 2023, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) adopted amendments to "Regulation 9" which will prohibit the installation of water heaters, boilers and furnaces that emit NOx (a by product of gas combustion). The ban is rolled out in phases, but it begins on January 1, 2027. The BAAQMD covers the…

$10 – $45

August Dinner/Zoom Meeting:

Truitt & White Conference Room 1817 Second Street, Berkeley, CA, United States

Thor Matteson spent the last 15 years of his engineering career designing residential seismic retrofits, working as a subconsultant to FEMA, CEA, and the ICC, generating earthquake retrofit standards, and writing books about earthquake retrofitting and wood-framed shear walls. His presentation will focus on how earthquakes damage houses, how to protect against damage, and some…

$45

September Dinner/Zoom Meeting : Residential Earthquake Retrofits with Thor Matteson

Thor Matteson spent the last 15 years of his engineering career designing residential seismic retrofits, working as a subconsultant to FEMA, CEA, and the ICC, generating earthquake retrofit standards, and writing books about earthquake retrofitting and wood-framed shear walls. His presentation will focus on how earthquakes damage houses, how to protect against damage, and some…

October Dinner/Zoom Meeting : California’s Home Insurance Troubles with Anthony Graziani

Truitt & White Conference Room 1817 Second Street, Berkeley, CA, United States

It's getting more difficult for owners to get homeowners insurance in the state of California, so how are new homeowners getting insurance, especially in areas prone to wildfire, flooding, and earthquakes? What can the inspection industry play? Anthony Graziani will have a short presentation and then answer all your insurance questions. 5:30pm Pre-Meeting Chapter member Brian…

$10 – $45

January Dinner Meeting: Inspector Roundtable

Truitt & White Conference Room 1817 Second Street, Berkeley, CA, United States

It's a new year and there are many changes on the horizon for the home inspection business. Share in a roundtable discussion of the potentially challenging issues for us all this year such as the interest rates, home prices, inventory, new regulations, changing inspection expectations etc. Bring a list of questions of your own that you…

$45

February Dinner/Zoom Meeting : Bay Area Underpinning with Ron Hobbs and Brad Caudillo

Truitt & White Conference Room 1817 Second Street, Berkeley, CA, United States

$45 Dinner – $10 Zoom Foundations fail for a variety of reasons. With each situation being unique, there is not a simple one-size-fits-all solution. Bay Area Underpinning spends the time needed to properly diagnose the problem and provide the best solution. They can utilize different foundation repair methods including Foundation Stabilization, Helical Piers, Push Piers,…

March Dinner/Zoom Meeting: Radon on California with Skip Walker

Truitt & White Conference Room 1817 Second Street, Berkeley, CA, United States

Radon in the Bay Area? While common in other parts of the country, the real estate industry in the Bay Area has long been under the belief that radon doesn't occur here - but recent testing has proven otherwise. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers, and it's estimated to be responsible…

$10 – $45

April Dinner/Zoom Meeting: California Legislation Update with David Pace

Truitt & White Conference Room 1817 Second Street, Berkeley, CA, United States

Every year there are many proposed bills in Sacramento that an affect the home inspection profession. David Pace, the CREIA Legislative Chair, will give a presentation on bills that have been submitted and how they can affect our industry. He will also illustrate the lobbying efforts made by Jerry Desmond for the California Home Inspectors…

$10 – $45

May Dinner/Zoom Meeting: Derrick Dinelli & Soren Brice of Simpson Strong-Tie

Truitt & White Conference Room 1817 Second Street, Berkeley, CA, United States

Everyday we look at wood connectors, either on the sub-structure or on exterior decks - so it is critical to know the common uses (and mis-uses) of the popular connectors. Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural engineering solutions and deeply dedicated to a mission of helping people design and build safer, stronger structures.…

$10 – $45