Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

August 2020

August Virtual Meeting: Emily Alvarez (BayREN) & John Shipman (Franklin Energy)

August 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States
$10

More now than ever, home buyers are interested in making their homes better for the environment, not to mention - power their electric vehicles. Home inspectors can play a critical role in educating buyers and directing them to possible rebate programs. Emily Alvarez of BayREN, and John Shipman of Franklin Energy will discuss rebate programs, certifications, and ancillary services that home inspectors can add to boost revenue. 5:30pm - Login and Socialize - Join a few minutes early to sort…

Find out more »

September 2020

September Virtual Meeting: Forensic Plumbing Investigations with Mark Hunter

September 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States
$10

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. For example: chloramine degradation of EPDM rubber seals, dezincification of yellow brass valves, problematic PEX connections, and many more. 5:30pm – Login and Socialize – Join a few minutes early to sort out technical issues and chat with…

Find out more »

October 2020

October Virtual Meeting: On Site Energy Production and Storage Systems with Douglas Hansen

October 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States
$10

California energy codes now require solar panels on new construction. Power outages have prompted home owners to install generators and energy storage systems. Becoming familiar with such systems will be important for California home inspectors in the coming years. Renowned code expert Douglas Hansen will cover PV systems, battery backups, generators, transfer switches, and EV charging stations. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of our nation's top electrical educators. 5:30pm – Login and Socialize – Join a few minutes early…

Find out more »

November 2020

November Virtual Meeting: A History of Engineering Failures and Lessons Learned, with Joshua Kardon, SE

November 12, 2020 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States
$10

Engineering is a profession with a rich history of innovations and failures. The profession has learned many lessons through scientific inquiries and investigations. Learn about some of the more historic engineering failures, and more importantly, what lessons were learned. 5:30pm – Login and Socialize – Join a few minutes early to sort out technical issues and chat with your fellow inspectors. 6:00pm – Pre-Meeting – Chapter president Paul Barraza will have a slideshow and discussion from a recent home inspection. (Attendees will earn an…

Find out more »

January 2021

January Virtual Meeting: “Reach Codes” and the War Against Natural Gas with Lonnie Haughton, MCP

January 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States
$10

Multiple jurisdictions in the Bay Area recently have adopted ordinances that totally ban (or severely limit) the use of gas-fired equipment in new construction. Some of these cities and towns currently have targeted only new residential housing while they continue to study how to implement similar bans for new commercial buildings. The greatly differing approaches of example jurisdictions, including the cities of Berkeley and Richmond and the town of Windsor, to “reach” their visions of an all-electric future will be…

Find out more »

February 2021

February Virtual Meeting: HVAC Q&A with John Proctor, PE

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States
$10

Do you have HVAC or mechanical system questions? Don't miss out on this Q&A session where you can ask John Proctor, a nationally recognized expert in practical energy efficiency based on field studies and performance monitoring. He has recently retired from over 37 years as a contractor, building scientist, consultant, trainer, researcher, and has written sections of the California Title 24 Residential Standards for over ten years. He was on the residential ventilation standards committee since its inception. 5:30pm Login…

Find out more »

March 2021

March Virtual Meeting: Applied Waterproofing Systems with Neal Goulding

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States + Google Map
$10

Inspecting waterproofing systems over living areas is one of the critical areas of a property inspection, as even a minor leak can cause significant water related damage. There are many different types of products and systems, and it's important for inspectors to be familiar with them, and know what defects to look for. Neal Goulding has been in business for over 35 years, and has a wealth of experience and knowledge about waterproofing.  5:30pm Login and Socialize Join a few…

Find out more »

April 2021

April Virtual Meeting: Non-Ductile Concrete with David Bonowitz, SE

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States + Google Map
$10

Non-ductile reinforced concrete buildings, common in buildings from the 1970s and before, are prone to brittle behavior in parts of the building such as joints and columns. Local ordinances in Southern California are requiring retrofitting, and there are rumors that such ordinances are coming to Northern California in the near future. Structural Engineer David Bonowitz will discuss non-ductile concrete, retrofitting measures, and ordinances that could be coming to the Bay Area. 5:30pm Login and Socialize Join a few minutes early…

Find out more »

May 2021

May Virtual Meeting: Wildfire Codes & Home Hardening with Dr. Steve Quarles

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States + Google Map
$10

Wildfires have caused significant damage and loss of life in recent years, and in 2020 over 4 million acres burned 10,000 structures were destroyed. 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 Login…

Find out more »

June 2021

June Virtual Meeting: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) with Kevin Casey

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States + Google Map
$10

With the limited housing availability in the Bay Area, Accessory Dwelling Units, also known as ADUs, have become a popular way to infill housing in an urban environment. Many cities are encouraging building backyard "granny flats" and the California Residential Code even has a new appendix for Tiny Houses. With their growing popularity, it is critical for home inspectors to know how to inspect them. Kevin Casey is the CEO of New Avenue, a home builder specializing in ADU, with…

Find out more »
+ Export Events