Provider # 10026

Thursday, September 24, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CT

Track 1

Pre-Pour Inspections for Post-Tensioned Foundations

This class will present a pictorial introduction of inspecting the forms, the materials, make-ups, plumbing and tendons. *Texas TREC #39761 - 2 CE hours*

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Presenter: Mike Cothran

Mike Cothran has been inspecting homes since he was licensed by TREC in 1991.  Prior to that, he built and ran homebuilding companies in the greater Houston area. Mike carries several certifications and designations, including Post-Tension Institute Inspector and Combination Residential Inspector with ICC.  He is also an FHA- and VA- approved inspector for lending institutions, as well as commercial phase lending and engineering companies.  Mike performs code inspections for incorporated entities along the 59 Trans-Texas Corridor.

Track 2

Pre-Cover Inspections

This class will review the basic new home phase inspection techniques and share information from the IRC for protocols related to when, what and how to inspect new construction during the phase inspections. *Texas TREC #39753 - 2 CE hours*

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Presenter: Stephen Rinehart

Steven Rinehart is a native Texan from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He is a 26-year U.S. Army veteran and trained as a maintenance officer, test pilot, and flight instructor. The skills he honed in the Army transferred well to the construction science industry. He has performed more than 26,000 home and commercial building inspections over the last 20 years, including Energy Star Certifications, commercial and residential construction inspections, accessibility inspections, and thermal imaging inspections. For the past seven years, Steven has been on the committee that develops ICC energy and green building inspector exams. He is currently a member of the Texas Real Estate Commission’s Inspector Committee, and also an Energy Code Ambassador for the State of Texas.

10:00 a.m. - Noon CT

Track 1

Electrical Inspections

This course focuses on common deficiencies noted during a home inspection. We will discuss common electrical components and methods to inspect these items. *Texas TREC #39763 - 2 CE hours*

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Instructor: Derrick McMullen

Derrick McMullen is the owner of AK Inspection Services and AK Termite and Pest Control.  He is a native Texan, born in Houston, and has lived in the Houston area the majority of his life.  He has been inspecting residential properties since 2004, and has been a member of TPREIA since 2011.

Track 2

HVAC Inspections

This class will review the basics of HVAC standards and inspections according to the TREC Standards of Practice. *Texas TREC #39759 - 2 CE hours*

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Instructor: Stephen Rinehart

Steven Rinehart is a native Texan from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He is a 26-year U.S. Army veteran and trained as a maintenance officer, test pilot, and flight instructor. The skills he honed in the Army transferred well to the construction science industry. He has performed more than 26,000 home and commercial building inspections over the last 20 years, including Energy Star Certifications, commercial and residential construction inspections, accessibility inspections, and thermal imaging inspections. For the past seven years, Steven has been on the committee that develops ICC energy and green building inspector exams. He is currently a member of the Texas Real Estate Commission’s Inspector Committee, and also an Energy Code Ambassador for the State of Texas.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT

Track 1

Fire Separation Inspections (Final Inspection)

This class will focus on the fire separation between the attached garage and the house, the attic, and below the stairs. We will cover attic penetrations, fireplace exhausts, and the space between townhomes and duplexes. *Texas TREC #39762 - 2 CE hours*

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Instructor: Derrick McMullen

Derrick McMullen is the owner of AK Inspection Services and AK Termite and Pest Control. He is a native Texan, born in Houston, and has lived in the Houston area the majority of his life. He has been inspecting residential properties since 2004, and has been a member of TPREIA since 2011.

Track 2

2020 National Electrical Code® Updates

This class will provide attendees with updates to the 2020 NEC® and explain how these changes can affect a home inspection. *Texas TREC #39764 - 2 CE hours*

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Instructor: Rhamy Morrison

Rhamy Morrison’s experience covers decades in the HVAC-R, electrical, and plumbing industries (NAICS 2382-10 & 20). His knowledge spans code comprehension, application and design, installation and service, business management and ownership, and teaching. Rhamy holds a master’s degree in HRD-Adult Education from the University of Texas at Tyler, and he has applied that knowledge to further his career by teaching others the skills of troubleshooting, mitigation, application, and business management in the mechanical and electrical industries. Rhamy runs Morrison Development and Consulting Trades in Tyler. He is a lifetime member of ASHRAE, a member of RSES and NATE, and a past member of IAEI, ACCA, and NCI.

Friday, September 25, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CT

Track 1

Basic Mechanical Permits and Inspections and Installation Guidelines

Learn the basics of mechanical permits, inspection techniques, and proper installations. *TREC Approval #39748 - 2 CE hours*

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Instructor: Jason Vandever

As the Energy Code Program Manager of the South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER), Jason Vandever has over 20 years’ experience in building construction and inspection. Prior to joining SPEER, he was the chief building official for the City of Granbury for four years. Jason maintains nine ICC certifications, is a certified building official, and a Texas Municipal League Leadership Fellow. He has served on the NCTCOG Energy and Green Advisory Board for the last five years. Jason earned his MBA from Texas Tech University.

Track 2

Inspecting Stucco During Home Inspections

This class will introduce attendees to stucco inspections, including installation guidelines, common issues and deficiencies, and how to write their report. *Texas TREC #39758 - 2 CE hours*

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Instructor: Ron Huffman

Certified Master Inspector® Ron Huffman, P.E., M.B.A., founded Huffman Inspections, Inc., in Colorado in 1989. He has performed more than 10,000 property inspections on residential and commercial properties in Colorado and Wyoming. He founded ESEC-Exteriors & Stucco Evaluation Consultants, Inc., in 1999, specializing in EIFS and stucco inspections and moisture intrusion analysis. Ron has over 45 years of experience in residential and commercial design, construction and inspection, and is author of The Stucco Identification Field Guide.

10:00 a.m. - Noon CT

Track 1

Proper HVAC Sizing, ACCA Manuals, and J, S and D Flex Ducts

This class will introduce attendees to basic HVAC inspections and guidelines to use during a home inspection. Learn about the design and installation of different systems, and the ways for inspecting them. You will learn about flex ducts and the many issues commonly observed during inspections. *Texas TREC #39752 - 2 CE hours*

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Instructor: Jason Vandever

As the Energy Code Program Manager of the South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER), Jason Vandever has over 20 years’ experience in building construction and inspection. Prior to joining SPEER, he was the chief building official for the City of Granbury for four years. Jason maintains nine ICC certifications, is a certified building official, and a Texas Municipal League Leadership Fellow. He has served on the NCTCOG Energy and Green Advisory Board for the last five years. Jason earned his MBA from Texas Tech University.

Track 2

Inspection of Roof-Covering Materials

Does your protocol for inspecting roofs satisfy the TREC Standards of Practice requirements? This class will explain what is required of Texas home inspectors when they inspect roof-covering materials.  *Texas TREC #39757 - 2 CE hours*

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Instructor: Clay Collins

Following 27 years in the banking industry, Clay Collins embarked on a new career to inspect what he had been helping to finance. He is a TREC-licensed home inspector and holds numerous ICC certifications related to residential and commercial inspection, home energy, pool safety, and thermal imaging. Clay is also Certified Master Inspector® and a member of InterNACHI®, TPREIA, and ASHI. He also has a background in tile roof installation.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT

Track 1

Office Management and Behind the Scenes

This class takes the often overlooked and unexciting topic of office management and reveals how it can be the hidden key to astonishing business success. Learn from 20-year industry veteran Paul Zak as he outlines critical steps any home inspector can take to significantly increase revenue, help drive down costs, improve efficiency and effectiveness, and dramatically boost their bottom line and quality of life. *Texas TREC #39755 - 2 CE hours*

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Instructor: Paul Zak

Paul Zak is the Chief Executive Officer of ACC, America’s Call Center. Paul has served as a senior business analyst at McDonnell Douglas, a marketing manager for Micro Motion, vice president of sales and marketing for SOR Inc., and director of product development at Sprint. He also worked in research and development at Texas Instruments, where he was granted a U.S. patent for low-dispersion infrared glass. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Track 2

Inspection of Water Heaters

We will review the TREC Standards of Practice for the inspection of water heaters. This class will help inspectors to verify that their inspections meet the minimum required by TREC. *Texas TREC #39756 - 2 CE hours*

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Instructor: Clay Collins

Following 27 years in the banking industry, Clay Collins embarked on a new career to inspect what he had been helping to finance. He is a TREC-licensed home inspector and holds numerous ICC certifications related to residential and commercial inspection, home energy, pool safety, and thermal imaging. Clay is also Certified Master Inspector® and a member of InterNACHI®, TPREIA, and ASHI. He also has a background in tile roof installation.