Upcoming Events

July 2018

When: Monday, July 9th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: New Construction Inspections
Speaker:  Reuben Saltzman, ACI at Structure Tech

About

Reuben Saltzman is a second-generation home inspector whose company specializes in moisture testing of stucco-clad homes. Reuben is a Director of ASHI (2017 – 2019), president of the ASHI Heartland Chapter (2014 – present), and has served on the ASHI technical committee, PR committee, strategic planning committee, and education committee.

Reuben has been blogging about home inspection related topics since 2008.  He is a contributing author to the ASHI Reporter, the Zillow.com blog, and a weekly blogger at the Minneapolis / Saint Paul news site StarTribune.com. He also taught at InspectionWorld in 2016 and 2017 and will be teaching again in 2019.

Class details

This class will cover the most common issues found during home inspections on new construction homes. Major components covered will include attics, roofs, siding, decks, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.

This class will show hundreds of photos of new construction defects that are repeated on a daily basis. Participants will have a far greater understanding of the most common new construction defects, and why many occur.

Please register for the meeting below. Registration includes unlimited pizza, salad, breadsticks, and soda.
$15 for ASHI Heartland Members who register online by 4:00 pm on 7/9/18.
$20 for non-ASHI Heartland Members who register online by 4:00 pm on 7/9/18.
Walk-in meeting fees are $20/$25 for chapter members/non-members, respectively.

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August 2018

When: Monday, August 13th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: Home Inspection report terminology and ASHI Standard of Practice
Speaker:  Roger Hankey, ACI at Hankey & Brown Inspection Services

About

Roger is a past President of the Heartland Chapter. He served 5 years on the ASHI Standards committee and chaired the committee for several years.

Class details

Roger will discuss the May 2018 ASHI Reporter feature “Find All Defects – Postcard ANSWERS”.  He will reference the ASHI Standard of Practice and good report writing principles.  The discussion will include references to report writing phrases and terms developed by retired ASHI Member Kevin O’Hornett of ProSpex.us, a subscription-based inspector technical support service.

Roger will also facilitate a report writing exercise using photos of conditions found on recent inspections.  Each participant can submit written report comments to be discussed by the group.  No need to sign your comments.  We will work on writing clear accurate descriptions and appropriate recommendations.   Bring paper & pen/pencil.

September 2018

When: Monday, September 10th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: Inspecting Wood Roofs
Speaker:  Steve Kuhl, Kuhl’s Contracting

October 2018

When: Monday, October 8th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: TBD
Speaker:  TBD

November 2018

Fall Test House all-day seminar

December 2018

When: Monday, December 10th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN (map)
Topic: TBD
Speaker:  TBD

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