6 HOUR Structure for Home Inspectors in Brookfieid, lWisconsin on January 27, 2007


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM**

Marriott Courtyard Milwaukee Brookfield
16865 West Bluemound Road
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005

The “Structure for Home Inspectors” course looks at the challenge of inspecting residential structure from an intuitive approach. Learn how your childhood experiences, as well as the more adult tools of definitions and a few key concepts, will aid you in giving your clients a fairly good understanding of the structural systems of their new home.

Topics covered in this class include:

Basic Principles: Definitions of structure and its terminology, Loads, dead and live, Structural principles, Transmission of loads through structural members, State and national association standards of practice.

Concrete: Composition and Types, Applications, Crack recognition and analysis.

Footings and Foundations: Definitions, Different types and materials, Defects, Construction technique details.

Structural members: Definitions, Different types and materials, Different applications and construction techniques, Defects, Construction technique details.

Framing types: Columns and Beams, Floor Joists, Wall structure, Ceiling Structure, Roof Structure and more.

A 50 question optional exam will be given (Required for State of Illinois CE)

Certificate for 6 NACHI and Wisconsin Continuing Education Units will be provided (tests optional).

Also State of Illinois Approved for 6 Continuing education Units (exam required)

Instructor - Will Decker- (Current President of the Chicagoland NACHI Chapter)

For information and registration go to: http://www.winachi.org


Hey David,
I’ll probably make it to that one.

Yeah. yeah.

Plenty of Door prizes and other special deals in the offing as well.

Stay Tuned!



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There is still a little time to get registered. Also note location change on the web site.

Just got done printing out multiple PDF files for use in the course.

I have also added content dealing with new home construction of Post and Beam (being built in Chicago, fer’ gosh sakes!) and a special treat from fellow NACHI member, Steve, in Washington, who has graciously agreed to share his photos.

NACHI helping NACHI. What a concept. :mrgreen:

Cool! :cool:

I’m also looking for people to weigh in on this subject in the members only section: http://www.nachi.org/forum/showthread.php?t=12312

Room for a few more participants before we pull the plug on registrations!