Session Information





Monday, January 23rd   7:00 AM - 8:00 AM         Silver Room
- Bonus Event -
It's PR not the E.R.
Learn how to grow your home inspection business by getting your name out to the public through media coverage and social media sharing. Learn basic public relations skills that can help you attract more customers.  
You are invited to attend this special event offered by (PCI) Public Communications Inc. 



Select one session to attend from the five sessions offered at each class time indicated. 
No pre-registration. Simply show up for class.


Monday January 23rd  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      TRACK / CLASSROOM                                     SESSION TOPIC                                SPEAKER

Inspecting Essentials Track

Silver Room
Analyzing and Finding
Hard to Find Leaks
Gerry Aubrey, ACI
Advanced Learning Track

Gold Room
Combustion Safety Testing Joe Konopacki, ACI
Beyond Basics Track

Platinum
Geotechnical Issues:
How They Affect
 Properties
and the Home Inspector
Abe Simantob, P.E., G.E.
Massoud Gaskari, P.E.
Specialty / Diversification Track

Bronze 3/4
Getting to the Root of It 
with Sewer Inspections
Peter Hopkins
Business Management Track

Bronze 1/2
Inspection Hardware and
Smartphone Apps for 2017
Dominic Maricic



Monday January 23rd  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Inspecting Essentials Track

Silver Room
Inspection and Development
of Modern Plumbing
and Sewer Systems
Tom Feiza, ACI
Advanced Learning Track

Gold Room
2014 NEC Update
for Home Inspectors
Michael Casey, ACI
Beyond Basics Track

Platinum Room
Fire Protection Claude Lawrenson ACI
Specialty / Diversification Track

Bronze 3/4
Best Practices for using Drones
to conduct safer, faster, and more
comprehensive home inspections
Colin Guinn
Business Management Track

Bronze 1/2
The Salesman's Hat Amy Kleptach


Monday January 23rd  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Inspecting Essentials Track

Silver Room
Grounding and Bonding
Multi-wire Branch Circuits
Gunnar Alquist
Advanced Learning Track

Gold Room
Construction Guidelines
to hang your hat on
Peter Hopkins
Beyond Basics Track

Platinum Room
The Significance of finding
Vermiculite Attic Insulation
Edward Cottingham
Specialty / Diversification Track

Bronze 3/4 Room
The Use of Infrared Cameras
as part of a home inspection
Bill Fabian
Business Management Track

Bronze 1/2 Room
Running a Multi-Inspector 
Home Inspection Company
Reuben Saltzman, ACI

Tuesday, January 24th     7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        Silver Room
- Bonus Event -

Building your Inspection Business with the DOE’s Home Energy Score

Joan Glickman from the Department of Energy will show you how to win more jobs at higher rates by giving your clients what they want:  information about how a house uses energy and how best to make it more efficient, comfortable, and affordable.  More than fifty thousand Home Energy Scores have now been logged across the country, and most major MLS’s have incorporated the score as the best way to show homebuyers what they can expect from their new home’s energy performance.  Designed specifically with home inspectors in mind, the Home Energy Score is being picked up by ASHI members across the country who see the benefit of offering enhanced expertise to their clients on an issues – utility costs and responsible use of energy – that are becoming increasingly important to homebuyers.  Joan will describe how inspectors are using the “Home Energy Score Assessor” designation to increase sales and customer satisfaction, and will detail the necessary steps to getting on board anywhere in the country as an assessor. 


Tuesday January 24th  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Inspecting Essentials Track

Silver Room
Inspection of Decks John Bouldin, Ph.D.
Advanced Learning Track

Gold Room
Making Connections: 
Pipes and Fittings, Application
and Installation
Kenny Hart, ACI
Beyond Basics Track

Platinum Room
Inspection Quiz Bruce Barker, ACI
Specialty / Diversification Track

Bronze 3/4 Room
The Ins and Outs
of Mold Testing
Jeff May
Business Management Track

Bronze 1/2 Room
Turning on Your Income Switches Dan Huber


Tuesday January 24th  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Inspecting Essentials Track

Silver Room
Inspecting Air Conditioning
and Heat Pumps
Mike Conley, ACI
Advanced Learning Track

Gold Room
Taking a Closer Look
at Electrical Inspections
Mike Twitty, ACI
Beyond Basics Track

Platinum Room
Earthquake Vulnerabilities
and Effective Strengthening Methods
Thor Matteson, S.E.
Specialty / Diversification Track

Bronze 3/4 Room
DOE's Home Energy Score
Rating Update for 2017
Dominic Maricic
Business Management Track

Bronze 1/2 Room
Cheap Marketing 101 Jeffrey Donaldson, ACI


Tuesday January 24th  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Inspecting Essentials Track

Silver Room
Appliance Inspections Casey.pdf
Michael Casey, ACI
Advanced Learning Track

Gold Room
Some Risks of Fiberglass 
Insulation in Residential Construction
Jeff May
Beyond Basics Track

Platinum Room
Deadly Differences:
Ionization versus Photoelectric
Smoke Alarms
Skip Walker, ACI
Specialty / Diversification Track

Bronze 3/4 Room
Healthy Homes:
Introducing the Healthy Home
Evaluator Checklist
Matthew Anderson
Business Management Track

Bronze 1/2 Room
The Inspectors Forum Joe Ferry


Wednesday January 25th  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Inspecting Essentials Track

Silver Room
Major Home Deficiencies:
the 10 Plagues
Jim Nemastil, ACI
Marko Vovk, ACI
Advanced Learning Track

Gold Room
Inspecting Old Houses:
the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Part 1
David Rushton, ACI
Beyond Basics Track

Platinum Room
Building Science and
the Building Envelope
Alan Carson, ACI
Specialty / Diversification Track

Bronze 3/4 Room
Tile Roof Inspections:
What You Can See, What You Can't
John Jensen
Business Management Track

Bronze 1/2 Room
Going Social:
Strengthening Your Brand

through Online Engagement
Jordan Whitt
Darcy Marlett


Wednesday January 25th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Inspecting Essentials Track

Silver Room
Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions
to Common Foundation Problems
Jeff Kortan, P.E.
Advanced Learning Track

Gold Room
Inspecting Old Houses:
the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Part 2
David Rushton, ACI
Beyond BasicsTrack

Platinum Room
NEW CLASSFloor and Roof Truss Inspections.pd Mike Casey
Specialty / Diversification Track

Bronze 3/4 Room
Radon Devices:
Proper Use and Handling
Matt Hendrick
Business Management Track

Bronze 1/2 Room
ASHI Quality Report Writing Miki Mertz, ACI

Wednesday, January 25th    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm        Silver Room
- Bonus Event - FREE Lunch provided by MIC

Mike Crow presents: Seven Surprisingly Simple Ways to Book More Inspections Now... Guaranteed!

Mike Crow, Inspector Marketing Expert, will present 7 strategies that home inspectors can easily put into practice within their own companies and is guaranteed to make the phone ring more. Mike will discuss:

  • Systemizing and automating your business so you can focus on growing your business while you staff handles the day-to-day initiatives
  • Creating strategies to grow your referral business
  • Time management
  • The #1 fastest way to grow your business

If you’re looking to grow your business, you won’t want to miss this class!

 

Wednesday January 25th  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Inspecting Essentials Track

Silver Room
Attic and Crawlspace Ventilation Joe Konopacki, ACI
Advanced Learning Track

Gold Room
Inspection of the Exterior Cladding:
What are the Warning Signs
of Impending Failure?
Mark Parlee
Beyond Basics Track

Platinum Room
The 10 Most Common Problems
with Masonry Fireplaces and Chimneys
Ashley Eldridge
Specialty / Diversification Track

Bronze 3/4 Room
Air Cleaners, Air Purifiers,
and Air Cleansing
 Processes
for Indoor Air Quality Improvement
Steve Froelicher, Ph.D.
Business Management Track

Bronze 1/2 Room
Educate Real Estate Agents to
become Your Number One
Source for Referrals
Michael Chevalier