Provider # 10026

Friday, January 14, 2022

Track 1

2021 IRC Electrical Code Class

This 8-hour class will teach attendees about the 2021 IRC Electrical Code and prepare you to sit for the IRC Electrical Exam in order to obtain your ICC certification. Subject matter will include relevant issues in real estate inspections and topics that support the home inspector’s development of skill and competence. This class will be taught by Gil Rossmiller, who is an expert on the IRC. You will need to purchase your 2021 IRC book from www.ICCSAFE.org and bring it to class. (This is not a code certification class and will not include a final exam. If you want to schedule your exam for certification, you will need to do this through ICC.) *Texas TREC #39376 - 8 CE hours*

 

Presenter: Gil Rossmiller

Having been in the construction industry for over 40 years, Gil brings a hands-on perspective to building code compliance. In 1994 he started his building code compliance career as a building inspector then plans examiner and served as the Chief Building Official for Parker, Colorado from 2003-2016. Gil has been active in building code development. He served on the International Residential Code / Plumbing and Mechanical code development committee for the 2009 and 2012 editions of the IRC. The International Commercial Energy Code development committee for the 2015 IECC, 2018 IECC.

Track 2

Thermography Workshop

This thermography workshop will be taught by Alan Kowalik, a TREC-licensed home inspector and TPREIA-InterNACHI ® member with Thermography Level III Certifications. Alan knows what home inspectors actually come across during a home inspection. He will share his experience as he teaches attendees the best practices for using thermography. This class is a must for anyone using or considering using thermography in their home inspections. *Texas TREC #39326 - 8 CE hours*

Presenter: Alan Kowalik

Alan Kowalik, the owner of Central Texas Thermal Imaging in Round Rock, TX, is a level-three certified infrared thermography surveying specialist. Since 2011, Alan has provided property owners with exceptional service designed to protect their investments and save them money. Alan is also a licensed Texas Real Estate Commission Professional Home Inspector and is a TPREIA-InterNACHI Member.

Track 3

Foundation Evaluations, Repairs, Grading and Drainage issues

Presented by TPREIA-InterNACHI ® member and Foundation Performance Association President Jeff Burkman, PE, along with his team of Professional Engineers, this class will focus on the best practices for evaluating foundations, foundation repairs, and grading and drainage issues. Attendees will also learn about foundation failures, what causes them, how to evaluate foundation issues, and the proper ways of reporting them. Attendees will additionally learn the importance of grading and drainage around a foundation, and the methods of correct drainage installation. *Texas TREC #39375 - 8 CE hours*

Presenter: Jeff Burkman, David Eastwood & Stephen Schilder

Jeff Burkman, P.E., S.E, is a Texas Tech and U of H graduate, and also a U.S. Army OCS grad. He is the president of Champions Engineering, which he founded in 1992. He has performed more than 20,000 practical forensic structural evaluations, providing repair options to his clients. Mr. Burkman is also a past president of the Foundation Performance Association (FPA), which is a professional association of approximately 275 engineers who specialize in civil structural construction issues in South Texas.

David Eastwood, P.E., is a University of Houston grad and the president of Geotech Engineering and Testing (GET). He has practiced geo-forensic engineering for 45 years. His extensive experience ranges from residential to industrial, providing clients with causation and repair techniques in soils engineering. He has been accepted as a Diplomate in Forensic Engineering (DFE) by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and the Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP). He is also an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow Member, and the founder of the Foundation Performance Association (FPA).

Stephen Schilder, P.E., S.E., is a University of Texas grad and the president of SMS Engineering, located in Katy. He has practiced structural-forensic engineering for 43 years. His extensive forensic experience includes engineering and building science investigations, construction inspections and defects, foundation defects, framing defects, moisture intrusion, hail, fire and wind damage, repair recommendations, and code compliance. He has field supervision experience as a superintendent on projects ranging from military facilities and civil Infrastructures to residential properties (new, remodeled, and historical).

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Track 1

2021 IRC Mechanical Code Class

This 8-hour class will cover the 2021 IRC’s Mechanical Code. While you do not have to sit for the IRC exam, we encourage all inspectors to consider obtaining this professional designation to demonstrate your knowledge, which will give you more opportunities to expand in the inspection profession. Instructor Gil Rossmiller is an ICC instructor with Colorado Code Consulting. You will need to purchase your 2021 IRC book from www.ICCSAFE.org and bring it to class. (This is not a code certification class and will not include a final exam. If you want to schedule your exam for certification, you will need to do this through ICC.)

*TREC Approval #39337 - 8 CE hours*

Presenter: Gil Rossmiller

Having been in the construction industry for over 40 years, Gil brings a hands-on perspective to building code compliance. In 1994 he started his building code compliance career as a building inspector then plans examiner and served as the Chief Building Official for Parker, Colorado from 2003-2016. Gil has been active in building code development. He served on the International Residential Code / Plumbing and Mechanical code development committee for the 2009 and 2012 editions of the IRC. The International Commercial Energy Code development committee for the 2015 IECC, 2018 IECC.

Track 2

Drones, Roof Inspections and Attic Ventilation

Todd Strickland with Freebird Drone Services will demonstrate drone usage for roof inspections in this 4-hour class. Marcus Mathews with Kidd Roofing will present his 4-hour class segment on roof inspections and attic ventilation.

*TREC Approval #39374 - 8 CE hours*

Presenters: Tod Strikland & Marcus Mathews

 

Tod Strikland: At age 16, Tod Strikland was building and flying his own gas powered UAV remote aircraft out of balsa wood and monocoat. In 1988, he joined the US Navy at age 19 and served aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during the Gulf War until 1991. During his enlistment he began taking flying lessons at Langley Air Force base. Tod graduated TSTC Waco, Tx with an AAS degree in Instrumentation. In 2005, he received his professional home inspectors license and I started my own business. Tod has been flying commercial UAV aircraft for over 14 years & currently flies missions for ATT, T-Mobile and Sprint to inspect their cell towers.

Marcus Mathews: General Manager of Kidd Roofing for the Houston Area (Kidd Roofing a Top 100 Roofing Contractor in the US). Master Elite factory trained and recognized installer since 2001. (less than 3% of installers nationwide qualify to be master elite installers), Co-owned a roofing company in Seattle Washington for 10 years. Started in the industry on grounds crew (clean up). Became a foreman on tear off crews and then a Foreman for installation crews. Transitioned to sales eventually going into construction management. Experienced installer of asphalt shingles, modified bitumen, cold and hot applied (torch down), TPO, PVC, Tile, and metal roofing systems (standing seam, R panel, stone coated metal). Flipped multiple properties and managed rentals for over 10 years. Consulted on legal cases, multiple projects including the University of Trinidad and Tobago in Trinidad. US Navy veteran, husband and father of 4.

Track 3

Tools of the Trade

Want to know what’s new on the market? Then don’t miss this class! We’ll feature the best tools to use for foundation evaluations, and provide hands-on demonstrations of the various commercial equipment now available. Attendees will see how the Smart Level and ZipLevel are used and the ways they can help you during your home inspection. You will be shocked at the variety of tools, cameras, and programs available!

*Texas TREC #39381 - 8 CE hours*

Presenter: Mike East

Presenter: Paul W. Roebuck, Sr.

Presenters: InterNACHI® Staff

Presenters: Ben Garrison & Joseph Denneler

Mike East: Mike has manufactured precision construction altimeters and owned and operated his company Smart Level LLC, formerly Digital Leveling Systems, for 24 years since 1996. Before starting Smart Level Mike worked for Lockheed Martin and has even logged time in heavy construction cranes. Mike still carries his IUOE card. International Union of Operating Engineers.

 

Paul Roebuck is the Founder, President and CEO of TexaSpec Inspections. Paul has been conducting inspections since 1994. He is a fourth-generation builder, general contractor and Certified Master Inspector with over twenty-eight years’ experience and holds International Code Council (ICC) Combination Certifications as a Building Safety Professional. Paul is the founder of the Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA).

 

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – InterNACHI® – is the world’s leading trade organization of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI® is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) non-profit membership trade organization headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and operates in 65 different countries and nine languages.

Ben Garrison is the National Program Manager for EliteMGA and has nearly 20 years’ experience insuring InterNACHI ® inspectors across the nation.  With a thorough understanding of insurance and risk management related to the inspection profession, his commitment to educating and serving his clientele is unparalleled.  Ben has been a featured speaker on risk management at national and local home inspection conferences since 2006 and is a valued resource for new and seasoned home inspectors.  He earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of Lynchburg in Virginia in 2000.

 

Joseph W. Denneler, Esq., is General Counsel and Chief Claims and Risk Management Officer for Elite MGA, LLC, and its captive insurer, Elite Re, Ltd., the first property and casualty insurance company built specifically to insure professional home inspectors. Joe oversees third-party administrators and the claims team for Elite and reviews every InterNACHI ® home inspector’s claim submitted to Elite.  Prior to joining Elite, he was a litigation attorney practicing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for more than 20 years, working on behalf of insureds for multiple insurance carriers and also on behalf of insurers. Joe developed a niche practice representing home inspectors and other real estate professionals. He is intimately familiar with home inspection standards of practice, the evaluation of liability and potential damages in claims against inspectors, litigation budgeting, setting reserves, and claims resolution. Joe is a frequent lecturer on preventing and managing claims against home inspectors.