Meeting Notice

March 8 Meeting – ASBESTOS

Save the Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 

Location: The Blue Pheasant Restaurant, 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino.

This Month’s Dinner Education

“Asbestos In The House”

Mike Schoedinger – Patriot Environmental Services



Note: For 2017 monthly education will focus around all that is Green.  Green building codes, energy codes, new and innovative technologies, etc.  The 2016 CA Codes take effect Jan 1st. and requires almost a 30% reduction in energy use for new construction.  By Jan 1st, 2020, new residential construction must be Zero Net Energy (ZNE).  This means huge changes are just over the horizon.  Get ahead of the curve.  Get educated!

6:00 PM:   Education Roundtable led by Perry Farnum
An audience participation hour, with the goal to sharpen report writing skills.   The room discusses how they report conditions observed during an inspection.  The conditions are presented visually, pre-submitted comments are read and evaluated the room. Do the comments clearly identify the condition, locate it, describe it, define why it is an issue, and recommend what to do about it?  This is always a lively discussion and challenging session for inspectors new and old. 

This months report writing discussion:

 March_2017_Report_Writing_Comment   (Chimney Cap & Gas Vent)


7:00 PM:  Asbestos led by: Mike Schoedinger – Patriot Environmental

About one half of the housing stock in California is an age to likely contain asbestos. Whether you are a seasoned inspector, a recent inspector or just living in a house, we’ve all been in contact with, or seen it in one its’ many forms.
 Mike Schoedinger, CAC San Jose Branch Manager Patriot Environmental Laboratory Services, Inc. is our speaker this month to provide education and lead the discussion on the topic of asbestos. He is a specialist who engages the issue of asbestos from the point of view of testing and remediation. In short, he’s the guy that shows up once you’ve recommended further evaluation in your home inspection report.

He will be discussing asbestos in residential and commercial buildings.
Topics to be covered is the risk to inspectors, including acoustic spray ceilings and drywall joint compound and physical contact but also the issue of disturbing attic or crawlspace ducts that already have torn and loose “white paper insulation”
Not only do we need to be consistent as an industry when dealing with asbestos during a home inspection but we NEED TO BE SAFE!


Dinner Menu and Pricing  

* Pre-ordered meals receive a $5.00 discount

$40.00 for a pre-ordered non-member meal. ($45.00 if ordered at time of meeting.)

$35.00 for a pre-ordered PAID ASHI/CREIA SV CHAPTER member ($40.00 if ordered at time of meeting.)  

All dinners include mixed green garden fresh salad, potato or rice (depending on the item), fresh vegetables, French bread, coffee or tea and house made dessert.

Pasta Primavera РFresh Seasonal Vegetables Saut̩ed With Garlic, Fresh Herbs & White Wine Served Over Piping Hot Linguini.

Broiled Salmon – Fresh King Salmon broiled to perfection and topped with a fresh dill sauce.

Chicken Buona Donna – Sauteed boneless breast of chicken with prawns, roasted red peppers in a sherry wine sauce.

Broiled New York Steak – Tender New York Steak served with fresh sauteed mushrooms.
Reserve Now and Save Money! 
Please e-mail Tammy Nicholas with your dinner reservation:, or send your order by text to 408-771-4939.

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