January Virtual Meeting: Q&A with Engineer Thor Matteson

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

A critical part of a home inspection, is when to call for further evaluation by a structural engineer. Having a grasp on which conditions could be address prescriptively by a general contractor, and which conditions need a design professional to evaluate before repairs are made, is an invaluable skill for a home inspector. Thor Matteson,…

$10

February Virtual Meeting: Veteran Firefighter Kevin Spellman

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

On a typical house, inspectors will report on many fire hazards observed during the inspection - but what is the difference between a perceived fire danger and a real one? Are home inspectors basing their recommendations on lore, or data and experience? Veteran firefighter Captain Kevin Spellman will lead a discussion on residential fire dangers,…

$10

March Dinner Meeting: Wood Framing with Nick Ridge

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

Learn about roof and general framing details from master framer Nick Ridge, a contractor with more than 25 years of experience. 5:30pm Pre-Meeting Brian Cogley will review conditions from a recent inspection (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 and…

$45

April Dinner Meeting: Customer Service Roundtable

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

Past chapter president Brian Cogley will lead a roundtable discussion about customer service. How do home inspectors handle clients before, during, and after an inspection? 5:30pm Pre-Meeting Chapter president Paul Barraza will review conditions from a recent inspection (Attendees with earn an additional ASHI CE) 6:45pm Comment Review Brian Cogley, past president, will provide a report writing analysis using…

$45

May Dinner Meeting: Polyurethane Roofing with Keith Weber

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

Keith Weber will be discussing Polycoat polyurethane roofing and his proprietary Ribit Green Neoprene Flashing and underlayment system. 5:30pm Pre-Meeting Chapter vice president Bret Butler will review conditions from a recent inspection (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 and…

$45

June Dinner Meeting: Pre-Fabricated ADUs with Tracey Greenwell

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

Tracey Ansar Greenwell will be discussing his current partnership with Bay Modular. Bay Modular builds pre-fabricated ADUs (accessory dwelling units) that are constructed using recycled shipping containers. He will also be discussing many of the issues encountered with local building departments. He is a previous GGASHI member and has been a guest speaker numerous times…

$45

July Dinner Meeting: Urban Forester John Leffingwell

1410 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley 1410 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA

John Leffingwell is the principal of Woodreeve Consulting. He has over 20 years of experience working as an arborist and urban forester, with extensive experience in tree preservation for development, risk assessment, urban forestry management, site and resource analysis and urban-wildland interface management. Mr. Leffingwell will be discussing topics including: Sidewalk tree responsibility and liability…

$45

September Dinner Meeting: Roof Framing with Framing Contractor Nick Ridge

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

Learn about roof framing methods and details from master framer Nick Ridge, a contractor with more than 25 years of experience. 5:30pm Pre-Meeting Chapter vice president David Pagano will review conditions from a recent inspection (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…

$45

October Dinner/Zoom Meeting: Manufactured Homes with Gunnar Alquist

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

The art of inspecting manufactured/mobile homes, including a quick history, a brief overview of some of the more common types of factory-built housing, the differences between manufactured homes and mobile homes, and how they differ from site-built residential construction. He will cover some of the more common code differences, commonly found issues to look for…

$45

November Dinner/Zoom Meeting: John Taecker of Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

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

The 2022 California Residential Code will be in effect starting January 1, 2023, and John Taecker of UL will cover the significant changes in the new code. He will also cover topics important to home inspectors, such as: smoke and CO alarms, fireplace inserts, fire and flood damaged electrical equipment, new flammable refrigerants, sealing of…

$10 – $45