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July 2021

July Virtual Meeting: Deck Inspections & SB721 Review with Paul Barraza

July 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States + Google Map
$10

Decks have become popular over the last few decades, and as many of the older decks begin to fail, the codes have been significantly updated in an effort to address common defects. In addition, many homeowners build decks because they assume it's an easy DIY project. Finally, you add corrosion issues from new pressure treated lumber, and you have a recipe for "deck-aster."  In addition, SB721 was passed in 2018, and requires balcony inspections for properties with 3 or more…

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August 2021

August Virtual Meeting: Living in Home Assessments with Steve Weaver

August 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States
$10

With an aging population, that is more likely than previous generations to live at home, Living In Home Assessments could be a new auxiliary service for your home inspection business. "Living in Place" is the practice of making all homes accessible, healthy, safe, beautiful, regardless of age or needs. 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 member Seth Cherney will review conditions from a…

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October 2021

Building Science Solutions for Wildfires, Floods, Covid-19 (and more) with Joe Lstiburek

October 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vitual Zoom Seminar
$195 – $215

Finally, a building science seminar that focuses on West Coast issues. The seminar will cover a variety of west coast / coastal topics including: Crawl Spaces in Coastal Climates Both vented and unvented conditioned crawlspaces can work in coastal climates, in fact they can work in all climates, bit it is not obvious on how to construct vented crawlspaces correctly….or how to construct unvented conditioned crawlspaces correctly.  Both approaches will be covered. Wildfire Construction Easy, don’t vent your roof…don’t vent…

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October Virtual Meeting: Introduction to Residential HVAC design with Russ King

October 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States
$10

We inspect ducted heating systems on most inspections, but are we doing a good job inspecting the ducts? Sure, we are looking for disconnections and kinks, but there is much more to good duct installations. Mechanical Engineer Russ King will present on good duct installations, as well as his simplified approach for evaluating duct sizing. 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…

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November 2021

November Dinner Meeting: Q&A with Engineer Thor Matteson

November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1410 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, 1410 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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$45

IMPORTANT NOTE: We will be meeting in the backyard of President Paul Barraza's house in Berkeley, and therefore the meeting will be weather dependent. If the weather does not cooperate, we will switch to a virtual format. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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…

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January 2022

January Virtual Meeting: Q&A with Engineer Thor Matteson

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting CA United States
$10

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, SE will have a Q&A about home inspection related topics, as well as provide his take on the DCA-6 deck standard. 5:30pm Login and Socialize Join a…

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February 2022

February Virtual Meeting: Veteran Firefighter Kevin Spellman

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

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, WUI information, as well as sharing experiences from the Oakland Hills and Paradise fires. 5:30pm Login and Socialize Join a few minutes early to sort…

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March 2022

March Dinner Meeting: Wood Framing with Nick Ridge

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$45

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 the principles of Identification, Implication, and Recommendation. 7:00pm Dinner Enjoy a handcrafted dinner by our personal chef, Malika Henderson. This month’s menu: TBD 7:00pm Chapter Meeting During dinner, chapter president Paul Barraza…

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April 2022

April Dinner Meeting: Customer Service Roundtable

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$45
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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 member-submitted comments to improve clarity and the principles of Identification, Implication, and Recommendation. 7:00pm Dinner Enjoy a handcrafted dinner by our personal chef, Malika Henderson. Cheese Straws Smoky Ribs…

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May 2022

May Dinner Meeting: Polyurethane Roofing with Keith Weber

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$45

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 the principles of Identification, Implication, and Recommendation. 7:00pm Dinner Enjoy a handcrafted dinner by our personal chef, Malika Henderson.  Shrimp Chips with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce Korean Beef…

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