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October 2019

Chapter Meeting: Architectural historians will speak about their experience in historic preservation, regulations, and construction history

October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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Michael & Caitlin Hibma are architectural historians based in Richmond, California. Michael is an Associate Architectural Historian at LSA, an environmental consulting firm in Point Richmond and currently heads their Architectural History Department. Caitlin owns and operates Left Coast Architectural History, a one-woman preservation consulting firm. Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm GGASHI member Matt Cantor is just completing a local 2800 square foot house with only electric equipment. There is, in fact, no gas meter at all. The building has a small solar…

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January 2020

January Dinner Meeting: Power Backup Systems with Peitsa Hirvonen

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

Power outages are the new normal in fire season, Peitsa Hirvonen will discuss what options homeowners have for power backup systems. 

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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 years, 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 so you can help your clients be wildfire smart. 5:30pm Pre-Meeting Brian Cogley, will have a slideshow and discussion about conditions that are…

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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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Seminar: 2019 Building & Electrical Code Changes with Douglas Hansen & Skip Walker

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$160 – $180

***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - WE HAVE REACHED FULL CAPACITY*** There are numerous changes to the building and electrical codes that went into effect in January. These include significant changes for decks, smoke alarms, crawlspace ventilation, stairs and guards, insulation, accessory dwelling units, and more. Electrical code changes include expanded requirements for GFCIs, electric vehicles, mandatory PV systems, receptacle locations, switching, and more. This seminar will be interactive, and offers an opportunity to hear directly from two of the most knowledgeable…

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April 2020

April Virtual Meeting: Inspection Walkthrough with Bret Butler

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States
FREE

***Golden Gate ASHI will hold it's first ever virtual chapter meeting due to the Covid-19 outbreak and Shelter in Place restrictions.*** Chapter member Bret Butler, will have a slideshow and discussion about a recent inspection. (Attendees who stay for the entire meeting will earn an ASHI CE) GGASHI April Virtual Meeting To register for the meeting, please email infoggashi.com  to get virtual meeting login information.    

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