News Home Inspectors Can Use: Summer Edition

Summa-summa-summa tiiiiiiiiiiime is here, bringing with it lots of home buying and the joy of inspecting a home and property with the blazing sun beating down your neck. If you need an escape from the heat, boy howdy have we got some. Here are a few cool conferences coming up for home inspectors:

* July 11th, 12th and 13th, the Great Lakes Chapter of ASHI hosts their summer conference. This year’s event will feature workshops on modern HVAC equipment, reporting techniques, inspection tips and of course their peer review program, which we covered last year. Registration ends June 29th. Info on conference fees and a schedule of events is available here.

* Texas, home of the¬†TAREI Summer Conference. This year’s event kicks off in Houston from July 25th through 26th. No details have been announced yet.

* Oil and gas inspectors, head to Texas (if you’re not there already). The¬†IQPC Oil & Gas Asset Integrity and Inspection Management Summit runs from July 28th through 30th in Houston and will include speakers from Chevron, Shell, the¬†Subsea Engineering Program at the¬†University of Houston and Eagle Energy.

* The North Carolina Council of Code Officials also welcomes their 10th Quadrennial Educational Conference August 3 through 6 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Registration is $200 for current inspectors and $100 for retired inspectors if you register before July 18th.

* If you want the skinny on becoming a roof data technician, InterNACHI is passing it out for free. Wednesday, August 6th, InterNACHI will host a free online training seminar designed to educate inspectors on what roof data technicians do and how to get started. You can check out the full program of events right over here.

* Late August brings with it the six annual section meetings of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. The six regional meetings run through mid-October and kick off with the Southwestern Section Meeting in Sparks, Nevada from August 24th through the 28th. A full list of each meeting is available at iaei.org.

News Home Inspectors Can Use: Spring Flings Edition

The busy season is officially in full swing but there are still a few home inspection conferences to get you going. Here are a few hotspots to hit in April.

* The Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors always has¬†a hoppin spring conference. This year’s kicks off in San Antonio April 4th and 5th and will touch on roofing inspections, solar, brick veneers, electrical bonding and grounding and plumbing. Click here to register.

* If you’re ready for some fun in the sun, head south. The¬†Orlando Inspection Conference¬†sweeps the Sunshine State April 13th through 17th and will include classes that address mold inspections, pool and spa certification, marketing and environmental inspection workshops. One, three and five-day registration passes are available right over here.

* Nick Gromicko from Internachi and a boatload of veteran inspectors gather for the AII/NACREI Spring Conference in Reno, Nevada, April 25th through 27th. A full schedule is available here, but highlights panels with professional witness, Mike Casey, a workshop on inspection components with Mike Crow and a seminar on gas appliance installations with seasoned inspector, Joe Zaabadick. A sweet hotel discount is also available for attendees staying at the Best Western Reno. Step right this way to get registered.

 

News You Can Use: So You Missed InspectionWorld Edition

If you missed InspectionWorld, don’t sweat it. There are still tons and tons of awesome home inspection conferences throughout February and March to keep you sharp on cutting edge tools and techniques. Mark your calendars accordingly:

* Strap on your snow boots and head to¬†Minocqua, Wisconsin. The¬†Wisconsin REALTORs Association Winter Conference¬†kicks off January 29 through 31, 2014 and features “informative workshops about how to grow your business, mobile apps, rental agreements and more!” You’ll find seminars on social media marketing strategies, new laws that can have a drastic impact on your home inspection business, time management, and continuing education credits that can help fill your CE requirements. Also, and we’ve mentioned this several times before, there’s an indoor water park directly next to the conference and Wisconsin REALTORs Association provides information on snow mobile rentals, so there’s no fear that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

* We’ve been touting the¬†¬†Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors‘ (TAREI) annual winter conference in Austin,TX for months now but we finally, FINALLY! have some firm details on what the conference will include. Taking place¬†from January 24th to 25th, the conference will include continuing education courses on infrared technology, stucco and manufactured stone inspections, framing inspections, structural systems, and electrical systems. Click here for a full schedule. You can also get registered right over here.

* The Georgia Association of Home Inspectors hosts their annual conference February 7 and 8 in Atlanta. Largely focus on Georgia building codes, the conference will include seminars on some of the biggest topics in home inspections including electrical panels, plumbing, mechanical updates, and framing and deck updates. Click here for a full schedule and information on registration.

* North Carolina lights up for the NCHLIA Continuing Education Conference February 21 and 22 in Wrightsville Beach. Those who sign up before January 23 can save a bit on registration costs.

* Home energy professionals should head straight to Hotlanta for the RESNET Building Performance Conference February 24th through 26th. And you should do it quick. Early bird registration deals last through January 24. In addition to seminars on energy tax credits, field testing troubleshooting, and radiant barriers, RESNET also features pre-conference courses on combustion safety, ENERGY STAR certification, LEED, PHIUS rater training, and social media marketing starting February 22. A full list of conference workshops is available right here.

* Looking way ahead, the¬†Orlando Inspection Conference¬†in Florida isn’t scheduled until April, but limited time early bird registration deals are available now. More than 500 inspectors attend the event and the new year’s conference will cover both ins and outs of inspecting‚ÄĒthink workshops on wind mitigation, water intrusion forensic inspecting and environmental sampling‚ÄĒas well as seminars on creating and building your marketing platform. Boost your networking contacts, professional know-how and Google ranking all in one place.

 

News Home Inspectors Can Use: December 2013 Edition

Stay warm at these home inspection conferences this December:

* Winter gets a little more FAB this year as the Florida Association of Building Inspectors’ (FABI) Winter Conference washes up on Daytona Beach December 7 and 8. Mold assessors and remediators can snag up to seven continuing education credits and there are courses on wind mitigation training too. Step right over here for a full schedule of events. Savvy home inspectors who want to snag a sweet discount at the Daytona Beach Shores can do so by mentioning¬†the Florida Association of Building Inspectors.

* Are you tired of reading about¬†InspectionWorld? It’s right around the corner.¬†InspectionWorld hits Nashville, Tennessee January 12th through 15th, 2014 and will feature 45 educational sessions, including separate tracks on business management, specialty training or building science skills. There‚Äôs also¬†an entire bevy of events for spouses.¬†Head here to get registered.

* If you can stand the cold, head to Minocqua, Wisconsin for the Wisconsin REALTORs Association Winter Conference. Kicking off January 29 through 31, 2014, not only makes for an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with agents, but also may be the only professional conference in the world to feature an optional ice fishing outing. Workshops center around REALTOR-relevant subjects, but click here for sponsorship and exhibit opportunities.

* Finally! A home inspection conference thats not set in the dead of cold. The deep south plays host to the Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors‘ (TAREI) annual winter conference this coming January. The event will be held at a TBA location in Austin, meaning that you can bank on unbelievable breakfast tacos and weather that’s almost guaranteed to melt your icicles. We’ll keep you posted as more details surface.

 

News Home Inspectors Can Use: April 2013

Here’s what’s going on in the near future for home inspectors:¬†

 

* Head south to the TAREI 2013 spring conference April 12 through 13 in San Antonio, Texas. Featuring workshops on septic inspections, commercial building inspections, solar panels, tile roofing, drywall and everything in between, this conference is a must for anyone in the real estate fields.

 

* Vegas baby! Or the next best thing. ¬†The¬†2013 Atlantic City “Get Certified” Inspection conference¬†hits shores April 22 through 24 (Certification classes run through the 26th). Classes range from infrared training to plumbing safety to water intrusion forensic investigations. A full list¬†is available here.

 

* If you’re aim is for Vegas, we can give you the next closest thing. The American Institute of Inspectors kicks off their¬†spring conference¬†in Reno April 19 through 21. A full schedule is available online¬†right over here.

 

* Looking even further ahead, the ACI Home Energy Leadership Summit is scheduled for April 29 through 30 in Denver, Colorado.