On Site Inspection — Berkeley
Jul 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Eric Lee has another great on-site for us! If you’ve never attended one, we guarantee you will take away good information you can use in the field. Please join us!



On-Site inspection events are popular with both novice and seasoned inspectors, and provide a great opportunity to hone your inspection skills and discover what you might often overlook that is immediately apparent to your colleagues.   You will also gain a better understanding of the ‘standard of care’ among local inspectors as you explore the nuts-and-bolts of the inspection process, sharing your experience and benefiting from the expertise of your fellow professionals. Discussion will focus on technical issues, as well as ways to discuss findings with clients and how to put findings into the written report.


Join us for a group review of a classic 1920s-era home with lots of history, plenty of issues, and some unusual features including a rare — for Berkeley — swimming pool.  It’s a hillside home with considerable settling; the dining room is several inches out of level.  The concrete entry stairs are heading downhill, even since they were “repaired” two years ago. The house lies between two mapped landslide zones.  Because their purchase was financed in part by UC, the buyers had to make structural improvements within a limited time, but they had to choose among three contradictory engineering reports, not to mention an exhaustive report by a stalwart member of GG ASHI.  They decided on a seismic upgrade designed by Thor Matteson, including removal of a “chimney of death.” Now they’re considering how to address leaking balcony windows, a tilting retaining wall, and the usual drainage issues.  If your clients were considering a purchase now, how would you advise them?

  • Attendees receive 4 ASHI continuing education credits

Coffee and Lunch

Stellar breakfast snacks and lunch catered by Eric Lee.


With registration by 7/20/17, GGASHI, GGCREIA, SV CREIA/ASHI, NB CREIA/ASHI, and Westcon members: $75. Members of the General Public: $90. After 7/20/17, please add a $10 late fee.



Chapter Meeting: Home Inspector vs. Code Inspector: Similarities and Differences @ Truitt & White Conference Room
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Home inspectors work with the intent of the code in mind, while municipal code inspectors enforce local codes. See how their responsibilities are alike and how they differ, and what you need to know as a home inspector.


Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Jose Gonzalez, Chapter Member, will lead a discussion about inspection of manufactured homes.

Brian Cogley, Chapter President, will provide a report writing analysis associated with home inspection deficiencies.

  • This training is FREE to those attending the Chapter business and education meeting. Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Dinner — 6:50 pm

We suggest arriving early to ensure the best selection. Please keep in mind that dinner is NOT endless or all-you-can-eat. WE RESERVE DINNER IN ADVANCE. Registrations received after 8/6/2017 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 8/6/2017.

Chapter Business Meeting  — 7:00 to 7:45 pm

Chapter president, Brian Cogley, presides as chapter members discuss Chapter news as well as local and national home inspection matters. This meeting is open to all (including non-members) and guests are welcome with questions, or to simply learn more about the home inspection profession.

Educational Presentation — 7:45 to 9:00 pm

“Home Inspector vs. Code Inspector:  Similarities and Differences”

Jay Marlette, past GGASHI Chapter President, who is now a municipal building inspector for the City of El Cerrito, will discuss the transition between being a home inspector and a municipal inspector, and how the careers are similar and different.

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees

  • $45 with registration by 8/6/2017
  • $55 with registration after 8/6/2017, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 8/6/2017 or “at the door” DO NOT INCLUDE DINNER

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable to other dates as we pay for dinner in advance.  If you register and fail to cancel by 8/6/17, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.