Educational Event

May 5-7, 2017 CREIA Conference in BurlingameCA

2017 CREIA Annual Conference

May 5-7, 2017

Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport Hotel, Burlingame CA


Inspection Basics,  Niche/Special opportunities, and Commercial Inspections


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Home & Commercial Inspection Education for California Inspectors!

The CREIA Annual Conference has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most stimulating and worthwhile education opportunities for inspectors in California!

Join the California Real Estate Inspection Association for its 2017 Annual Conference, Home and Commercial Education for California Inspectors to be held May 5-7, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport Hotel!

Sharpen Your Skills & Broaden Your Business through Commercial Inspection Opportunities. And, protect your business liabilities against flip property disclosure issues!

Flip Properties – HVAC Issues, Res Water Headers, & Commercial Exhaust Hoods with Dan McLaughlin

Basic HVAC: Flip Properties Disclosure Issues:

This course, which will be held on Friday, May 5 during the Conference, will review basic heating and cooling systems. Due to the fact that when inspecting a dwelling that has been flipped it is sometimes difficult, because you’re not always able to determine what’s new, existing, altered or just cleaned up. I believe if you have the basic knowledge of heating and cooling systems you will be able to determine if a system is correctly installed therefore assuring your client that the system is installed properly. We will review HVAC types, venting systems, condensate drainage, combustion air and basic installation.

Residential Water Heater System:

One of today’s biggest residential plumbing challenges are the installation of tank-less water heaters. There are three basic types with each having different installation standards. This lack of uniformity in the industry has made it difficult for both plumbing contractors and inspector to perform their job. This course, which will be held on Saturday, May  6 during the Conference, will cover water heater types including tank-less along with the importance of gas pipe sizing, combustion air, condensate waste, venting, proper installation, pipe insulation, and California Energy standards.

Commercial Restaurant Type I Exhaust Hoods:

With Inspectors venturing into the commercial building field many new construction topics have and will be important to advancing your careers. Understanding commercial Type I and II hoods is a component of inspecting restaurant uses. This course, which will be held on Saturday, May 6 during the Conference, will review hoods types, installation, fire resistive building protection, basic fire suppression, exhaust termination and maintenance.

Dan McLaughlin, in the inspection profession since 1978, began as a residential inspector for the City of Los Angeles. In 1980, he moved to Santa Barbara, CA and took the position of Combination Residential Inspector. He began in this trade as a Journeyman Carpenter where he became interested in Plumbing and Mechanical. In 1984, Dan was promoted to Building Inspector Supervisor with a staff of seven inspectors. During this time as a supervisor, Santa Barbara was booming in all types of construction. This gave Dan the opportunity to learn more about various plumbing and mechanical systems. In 1996, he took a job in Ventura, CA as Senior Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector. In the year 2000, a local Community College started a Construction Technology Program and Dan was asked to teach plumbing and mechanical code.  For several years, he provided training at the California Building Official’s (CALBO) annual conferences.  In 2005, Dan went to work for the City of Goleta as Building Manager. Dan retired in 2010 and currently works for a private consulting firm as well as teaches at the community college, for CREIA (California Real Estate Inspection Association), and other local government agencies.

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  • Wednesday and Thursday Pre-Conference Session, ICC Electrical Exam Prep*
  • Thursday Group SOP Inspection
  • Thursday Chapter Leadership Day (for Chapter Leadership and Board only)
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Educational Sessions with Industry Experts
  • Ability to earn over 30 CECs
  • Saturday Annual Business Meeting & Awards Lunch
  • Saturday Welcome Reception and Exhibitor Grand Opening
  • Exhibitor Showcase ~ view the latest products and services offered by the many vendors that will be present
  • Several opportunities for networking with your peers
  • CREIA SOP/Ethics Preparation Session with Exam
  • Conference Session, ADA ICC Certification Exam Prep
  • Most sessions are ICC approved!

*Separate fee applies or registration fee included with Full registration 

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“Join and Register” promotion for non-members!

First year dues are $495.00 ($395 subsequent years) and the Early Bird Full Conference Registration is $365 (member rate) or $495 (non-member rate).
CREIA’s Join and Register offer is $505 and includes first year member dues and

Full Conference Registration!


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