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March 13 Meeting – The Future Of Our Industry

Save the Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 

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

The Future of Our Industry

By: John LaTorra, Regional Manager, CSG Consultants, Inc.

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. 

Click Here To View This Months Report Writing Topics


7:00 PM: The Future of Our Industry,  led by Hohn LaTorra, CSG Consultants

John LaTorra, Regional Manager, CSG Consultants, Inc. (Retired Building Inspection Manager, City of Redwood City for over 40 years) speaks on the recent, current, and possible future direction for our industry. John will cover highlights of residential building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy and green building code requirements. We will discuss legislation, the push for PV, electric vehicles, energy storage, “Zero net energy buildings”, tiny homes, ADU’s, help for the homeless, dealing with fires, ghost-ship properties, and deck collapse, the push to eliminate gas-fired appliances, water conservation, notification of accessibility requirements, and certification possibilities.


Upcoming Meetings

April – Mark Garrison, The Rising Cost of Construction

May – The California Energy Commission


Dinner Menu and Pricing  

* Pre-ordered meals by Midnight Monday to 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.

Hamburger – Whats to say, its a cheeseburger and fries.

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