Chapter Meetings – NCASHI

****There will be no chapter meeting in August*****

The next Chapter Meeting will be: 

TBD

Educational Topic(s):

TBD

 

Education Hour  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Chapter Meeting  4:00PM – 5:30 PM

 

Everyone Is Welcome…..Come and Visit!


The NC ASHI chapter cordially invites all Home Inspectors to attend our monthly meetings, participate in education and camaraderie, and to consider joining our membership.

 

**We will be meeting in the Convention Center building next to the hotel**

 

Holiday Inn Express and Guilford Convention Center

3114 Cedar Park Rd.

Greensboro, NC 27405

(336) 697-4000

I-40 Exit 224
North on Lee Street approx. 300 yards
Turn right onto Cedar Park Rd.

 

 

 

Questions? Contact Andy Hilton
(336) 682-2197

North Carolina American Society of Home Inspectors
1589 Skeet Club Rd.
Ste. 102, Box 342
High Point, North Carolina 27265

North Carolina Home Inspector- NCASHI Monthly Meeting April 2012

North Carolina Home Inspector NCASHI Monthly Educational meeting

At our most recent monthly meting of the  North Carolina Home Inspectors NCASHI meeting, held this past Wednesday April 18, we had a real double-whammy of guest speakers present… that represented an absolute wealth  and abundance of knowledge and experience that is directly related to what we do as North Carolina Home Inspectors.

North Carolina Home Inspector NCASHI April 2012 chapter meeting

Danny Gough (left) and Bruce Davis addressed The NCASHI Chapter membership At Our April 2012 Chapter Meeting

This month we had the most distinct pleasure to have with us Mr. Bruce Davis and Mr. Danny Gough. Because of the acknowledged professional …stature…of both of these men and because  it’s rare that we’re able to have so much experience, knowledge, and industry authority in the room at the same time, we changed up our meeting format just a bit. Rather than have any formal presentations, we treated the event as an informal round-table discussion  and the results were enthusiastically and overwhelmingly positive. What a great meeting….!

The topics were varied and many…ranging from Carbon Monoxide detectors and testing equipment methodologies to anecdotal stories to reinforce concepts and made points. Another related topic of particular interest to the membership was the relationship between what Home Inspectors routinely find during inspections that relate to gas/oil-fired combustion appliances e.g. furnaces and water heaters, the testing standards of those types of appliances, and the lack of directly related expertise in the field with respect to that testing and attained testing results.

As an example, many of our North Carolina Home Inspector NCASHI members are trained as Carbon Monoxide (CO) analysts and have specific training in the testing and evaluation of the functional performance of combustion appliances. Often and during Home Inspections, appliances are found to be producing excess CO…and we know that this a very dangerous condition that is sometimes fatal to the occupants of a home. So, the inspector identifies the issue in the Home Inspection report and then the equipment is evaluated by an HVAC contractor who may or may not be familiar with the testing standards and who may or may not be able to confirm that a dangerous condition exists. Quite the dilemma for the trained Home Inspector. It was agreed that more industry-wide training and awareness would be a good thing. And it was agreed that Home Inspectors should keep on doing what we do…reporting on potentially dangerous conditions such that we can represent our clients in the most professional manner possible.

We want to profusely thank, once again, both Mr. Davis and Mr. Gough for taking the time to share their knowledge, expertise, and perspective with our membership.

Bruce Davis can be contacted via his website at SivädHome.com

Danny Gough can be contacted via the website of his company, Energy Solutions based in Winston-Salem, NC.

 

North Carolina Home Inspector – NCASHI Monthly Meeting – March 2012

NCASHI North Carolina Home Inspector Monthly Educational meeting

At our past March meeting of the  North Carolina Home Inspectors NCASHI meeting, we had the distinct pleasure of hosting Mr. Jay Lawson as our guest speaker.

Mr. Lawson is the Director of Natural Resources for Progress Environmental, Inc. based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Progress Environmental is an environmental and ecological consulting firm offering services to public and private sector clients throughout the southeastern United States.

Jay addressed the membership on a  number of important topics to include:

Jay Lawson Addresses The NCASHI North Carolina Home Inspector Membeship

Jay Lawson of Progress Environmental, Inc. addresses The NCASHI North Carolina Home Inspectors Membership

1) The latest information on the removal of under-ground fuel storage tanks and;

2) Issues relating to common mold problems.

He disclosed that the Superfund, which has historically provided funds for the remediation/removal of residential under-ground fuel oil storage tanks, continues to provide that financial assistance for the remediation of contaminated soil. However, the removal of the physical tank remains the financial responsibility of the home-owner. The Super fund is administered through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR). The process of filing the proper forms and associated paperwork, and then receiving any actual payment is likely to take many months. Presently, there are no date restrictions on the process and current home-owners are able to access available funds. For more information, visit the Superfund section of NCDENR website.

On the issue of mold, most problems concerning mold are related to water intrusion into or around the home. Any cleanup/remediation must, necessarily include solutions to mitigate any water entry. For more information, in a factual, non-alarmist format, please visit the mold section of the Centers For Disease Control website.

Many thanks go out to Jay for taking time to come educate our membership in areas of his expertise. Thank You, Jay!

We invite any North Carolina Home Inspector to join us for our monthly meetings…and to become a member of our American Society of Home Inspectors chapter! For more more information, Contact Us directly or download and application directly from the Link at the bottom of the home page of our website.

North Carolina Home Inspector – NCASHI Monthly Meeting – 11/17/2011

On Wednesday November 17, 2011, the North Carolina Home Inspector chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (NCASHI) held its monthly meeting in Greensboro.

Connie Stephens Addresses The North Carolina Home Inspector NCASHI Chapter

Connie Stephens Addresses The North Carolina Home Inspector NCASHI Chapter

Our honored presenter this month was Ms. Connie Stephens.  Connie is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Onsite Wastewater Contractor Inspector Certification Board (NCOWCICB). The NCOWCICB is responsible for the licensing and certification of onsite waste-water system installers and inspectors in the State of North Carolina.

Connie educated the NCASHI membership regarding the Standards of Practice as they relate to Home Inspectors. The most recent  Inspector Standards of Practice are effective October 01, 2011 .

The basic, refined answer to the question “What does a typical Home Inspection have to do with an onsite waste-water system?” is…..nothing at all! According to the Standards of Practice for onsite waste-water system inspections, any individual who makes any assessment of an installed system must be licensed by the NCOWCICB. This means that, unless a Home Inspector also holds an appropriate onsite waste-water system Inspector license, they cannot legally comment on any part of the waste-water system. As a definitive interpretation, the waste-water system begins at the inlet to the septic tank.  All Home Inspectors should take note of this and be very careful as to what they are inspecting and  reporting as part of their Home Inspection reports. For more information, you can visit the NCOWCICB website to peruse the General Statutes, the Standards of Practice, and information on becoming a licensed Inspector.

We thank Connie for sharing her knowledge and experience with our membership!

We collectively and as usual, cordially invite all North Carolina Home Inspectors to come join our organization; you can directly attain a Membership Application or you can Contact Us for more information right here on our website. Come to a meeting and meet some of the most professional Home Inspectors in our state.

NCASHI Home Inspector Chapter Meeting of 08-17-11

What a great meeting……very, very informative!

NCASHI Home Inspector Lobbyist Henry W. Jones, Jr. addresses the membership

Henry W. Jones, Jr. addresses the NCASHI Home Inspector membership at their monthly meeting this past August 17, 2011

This past Wednesday August 17, the North Carolina chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (NCASHI) had the distinct pleasure of hosting Mr. Henry W. Jones, Jr. at our monthly meeting. What makes Mr. Jones such an interesting speaker, among many other other characteristics, of course, is that he has represented our chapter and North Carolina home inspectors in front of North Carolina state government for many years. Since he has maintained  that lobbying position for such a long time, he is uniquely qualified to present and discuss the history of the Home Inspection profession as it relates to the enactment of legislation and laws that have affected our industry since well prior to 1996 when the North Carolina Home Inspector licensing laws went into effect.

It was fascinating for the attending membership to hear and learn of the things that go on behind the scenes when special interest groups are attempting to “gain the ear” of legislators in hopes of having a particular bill or piece of legislation passed, changed, or denied such that it might benefit them in some way. It was very interesting to listen to him re-count his experiences with past issues that have affected North Carolina Home Inspectors as well as to subject matter pertaining to current issues that may very well affect us in the future

Henry is our set of “eyes and ears” at the state government level and he plays a very important role in our being kept up to date regarding pending legislation.

Mr. Jones is a Member of the Raleigh law firm of Jordan, Price, Wall, Gray, Jones, & Carlton, PLLC.  His  primary areas of practice  include civil litigation, legislative representation, and construction law.

We Thank Henry for visiting with us and are hopeful that we might be so honored once again at a future meeting. Thanks, Henry!

And… we cordially invite all North Carolina Home Inspectors to come join our organization; you can directly attain a Membership Application or you can Contact Us for more information right here on our website. Come to a meeting and meet some of the most professional Home Inspectors in our state.