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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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July 2021

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

July 8 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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