Alabama InterNACHI Chapter meeting.

EVERYONE is cordially invited to the next meeting of the Alabama Chapter of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), Monday, November 22, 2004, 6:30 PM at Hoover Library.  New and veteran home inspectors, as well as members of all other associations, are all welcome.  You need not be a member of InterNACHI.  Anyone interested in home inspections can attend.  Dress is casual if you like, as our meetings are informal and fun, the way they should be.
The meeting is only $5.00 to attend for non-Alabama chapter members.
David Goodwin of Habitat for Humanity of Birmingham:
  • What is Habitat for Humanity?
  • What can the Alabama InterNACHI Chapter do to help?
Carl Scott of RE/MAX and President of the Birmingham Association of REALTORs:
  • The importance of Home Inspections.
  • What does a REALTOR look for in a Home Inspector?
  • The best way to market your Home Inspection company to REALTORs.
Jeff Clark of Alabama Foundation Specialist, Inc.:
  • What to look for when doing an inspection.
  • What types of structural problems are serious and what types are not.
  • Different types of Anchoring systems.
Joe Morris of Sunbelt Inspection Services and Alabama’s first certified EIFS inspector:
  • What is EIFS?
  • What is the difference between EIFS and Stucco?
  • Problems with EIFS.
  • The best equipment to use when doing an EIFS inspection.
  • How to become an EIFS inspector.
Lots of free stuff:
  • Porter Valley Software:  free demos.
  • Homegauge:  Free demo software, pens & flashlights.
  • Toolexperts:  Free catalogues, tools, and door prizes.
  • ITA: Free Inspection books by ITA.
  • Free inspector clipboards.
  • Carnes Engineers:  Free stuff.
200 Municipal Drive
Hoover, AL  35236
  • Take Exit 13 on Interstate 459, North on hwy 31, 1st right at the red light onto Municipal Drive, Library is on the left.  Meeting is downstairs.


This Alabama Chapter and meeting were put together by:
Jim Waddell
A B Home Inspections, Inc.
Birmingham, AL 35244

(205) 835-5211
PS: Attendance counts as 1 hour toward InterNACHI member continuing education requirements. You need not be a member to attend. All welcome.
Membership in InterNACHI is good for Licensing in Alabama:
InterNACHI is pleased to announce that in a letter dated August 25th, 2004 the State of Alabama Building Commission has determined that membership in and adherence to the ethical standards of InterNACHI by an applicant for a home inspector's license shall be sufficient, on an interim basis.
InterNACHI applied (in 2003) and was patiently waiting for the Building Commission to approve InterNACHI as a professional body under ALA. ADMIN. CODE r. 170-x-24-.05(1)(c)(1) but the Commission didn't have a meeting scheduled, so the Director of the Commission stepped in to help InterNACHI until the Commission meets and votes again. 
redacted from Aug 25th letter:
Until the Building Commission can vote upon your request, the Director of the Building Commission has determined that membership in and adherence to the ethical standards of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, by an applicant for a home inspector's license shall be sufficient, on an interim basis, for purposes of the professional qualification requirement...
Phyllis Thomas
Home Inspector / EIFS Coordinator
State of Alabama
Building Commission
This accommodation was procured in part by help from members of InterNACHI's Alabama Chapter out of Birmingham.  InterNACHI's Executive Director, Nick Gromicko, will be present for the next Building Commission meeting. 
Thank you Alabama!
Read about our last Alabama meeting.