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

Holiday Party

Tipsy Putt East Bay 5690 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA, United States

We are having our holiday party on the night of Wednesday, January 10th, from 6:30-9:30pm! You may or may not have guessed! You can drink (til you'reTipsy), and play mini-golf (aka Putt-Putt). The games are unlimited. The drinking is only limited by the size of your wallet. (It's not included) It does also include a 3-Taco meal with…

$50

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

June Dinner/Zoom Meeting: Douglas Hansen of CodeCheck

Douglas Hansen will give a presentation on recent electrical code updates in the 2022 CEC. The 2022 Energy Code encourages efficient electric heat pumps, establishes electric-ready requirements for new homes, expands solar photovoltaic and battery storage standards, strengthens ventilation standards, and more. Building whose permit applications are applied for on or after January 1, 2023,…