Seminar: 2019 Building & Electrical Code Changes with Douglas Hansen & Skip Walker

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

***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - WE HAVE REACHED FULL CAPACITY*** There are numerous changes to the building and electrical codes that went into effect in January. These include significant changes for decks, smoke alarms, crawlspace ventilation, stairs and guards, insulation, accessory dwelling units, and more. Electrical code changes include expanded requirements for GFCIs, electric vehicles, mandatory…

$160 – $180

April Virtual Meeting: Inspection Walkthrough with Bret Butler

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

***Golden Gate ASHI will hold it's first ever virtual chapter meeting due to the Covid-19 outbreak and Shelter in Place restrictions.*** Chapter member Bret Butler, will have a slideshow and discussion about a recent inspection. (Attendees who stay for the entire meeting will earn an ASHI CE) GGASHI April Virtual Meeting To register for the…

FREE

May Virtual Meeting: New Smoke Alarm Standards with Skip Walker

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

Beginning in January 2020, the biggest change in the UL 217 smoke alarm standard since its inception in the 1970s goes into effect. For the first time, UL 217 will use polyurethane foam for the flaming and smoldering tests. Skip Walker will take a look at the historical issues with the previous generation of smoke…

June Virtual Meeting: Past Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, Ben Metcalf

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

Ben Metcalf is the managing director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley. Previously, he was the director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development from 2016-2019. He oversaw California's efforts to increase the supply of affordable housing and was a key player in the code adoption process, among other…

July Virtual Meeting: James Goodrum, Certified Arborist

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

Major tree defects can be present in the most common large trees in the Bay Area, and arborist James Goodrum will have a slideshow to show some easy to use tools for inspectors to provide a level of risk rating for their reports, and when to recommend a follow-up an arborist for a more detailed…

$10

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

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

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,…

$10

September Virtual Meeting: Forensic Plumbing Investigations with Mark Hunter

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

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…

$10

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

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

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…

$10

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

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

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…

$10

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

Virtual Zoom Meeting CA

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…

$10