Ill State Chapter Comprehensive two day Commercial Inspection course

Is offering an i***n demand course on March 28 and 29, 2008!***

Commercial Inspection
Don’t miss this comprehensive two day course with
**InterNACHI’s National Training Consultant: **Gerry Beaumont

*Gerry Beaumont *has a successful Commercial Inspection Company in Florida. So if you are interested in learning the in and out’s from an experienced commercial inspector, then don’t miss this event.

***[FONT=Arial]Register Now! Seating is Limited for This ******In Demand Course! ***Advance Registration Required

Thanks Ken,
Looking forward to it.

Thanks. More detail to come

Illinois** state chapter of InterNACHI**

Is proud to PRESENT


This is a new course that was recently approved for 3 CEU’s by the State of Illinois. I had the opportunity to meet a company rep. at the conference in Canada and we discussed the need for a deck course for Home Inspectors. In subsequent conversations, we were able to work out the details and the company developed this course specifically for Home Inspectors. This will be the first time the course has been presented and the Simpson Strong-Tie folks are generously donating a very nice hand-out for the Inspectors that take the course. Simpson Strong-Tie was involved in developing current building guidelines for decks in the Chicago area and considered to be one of the leading experts in this field.

A few of the things the course covers are:
ü Deck construction and how to inspect and evaluate a deck for proper connection details
ü Understanding misapplications of various methods used to construct a wood deck
ü Common corrosion issues

This course is approved by the State of Illinois for 3 CEU’s and is being offered on March 27, 2008 at Pheasant Run Resort from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ***Visit us at: ***](

The fee will be $50.00 for InterNACHI members and
non-member fee is $75.00.

****If you register (or are registered) for the Commercial Inspection Course to be held on March 28 and 29, your fee for the Deck Course is waived. ***


I took Gerrys roofing course a few months ago and I’m looking forward to this one also.

Thanks Dale Duffy - (I would highly recommend Gerry’s commercial inspection course for anyone interested in knowing the advantages which are available to anyone interested in doubling or tripling your income verses just doing home inspections. Oops…I just looked at the prices for the course…well you will make on average three to four times the cost of the course for a very small office building…:wink:)

All signed up. What’s for lunch? :smiley:

Below is the overview and outline for the Commercial Inspection Course being held on March 28 and 29. Please note the section on ADA compliance – this should be helpful to all Inspectors.

If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to call me (618-830-8283) or Gerry.

2 Day Commercial Inspection Course

Overview and outline

Day 1 morning session:

Introduction: (1/2 hour)
· Commercial inspections, markets & opportunities.
· Introduction to the ASTM standard.
· Overview of relevant sections of ADA regulations.
· Systems to be addressed, Site, Structural, Roofing, Electrical, HVAC.
· Overview of Reporting issues.
1. Commercial Inspections (3 hours)
o Who buys Commercial Inspections and why? Discussion of the various types of clients who may need or be required to have inspections, covering: Commercial lenders, insurers, buyers, lessors, lessees, management companies, home owner associations.
o Marketing to Commercial clients, selling in a business to business environment. Who do we really need to hear our proposition? What do they need be convinced of? How to find your target markets, which groups to join to get exposure.
o Negotiating the inspection, the “scope of work” defining the inspection, how to price commercial inspections, meeting the clients expectations.
o The practicalities of Commercial inspections, how big is the job, do you need extra inspectors? When do you need subcontractors? How to find specialists, what do you need to pay subcontractors? Does the client require projected repair costs? And if so how to prepare them.
Day 1 Afternoon session:

  1. Standards of Inspection (1 hour)

ASTM 2018 what does it really mean, how should it be applied to inspections.

  1. ADA** Compliance Issues** (3 hours)

· Tier I, II and III assessment.
· Path of travel: curbs, ramps, doors etc.
· Parking requirements.
· ADA bathrooms.
· Disabled living spaces.

Day 1 Evening session (optional): war stories, joke telling, drinking (optional), etc.

Day 2 morning session

4.1 Systems evaluation (4 hours)

· Site considerations:
o Hardscape: roads, driveways, footpaths.
o Landscape: Drainage, retention ponds, irrigation.
o Lighting & signage
· Structural issues:
o Steel framed buildings
o Poured in place concrete
o Lift-up/tilt-up concrete
o Curtain walls & cladding systems
· Roofing evaluation:
o Steel & timber truss systems
o Roof decking systems
§ Concrete
§ Steel
§ Timber
o Commercial roof coverings
§ Built up and Tar & gravel
§ Single ply membrane systems
§ SPF (foam systems)
§ Sheet metal roofs

Day 2 afternoon session

4.2 Systems evaluation (2 hours)

· Electrical systems:
o Overview of 3 phase supply & distribution
[FONT=‘CourierNew’]o [/FONT]When to inspect and when to defer
o Emergency lighting

· Commercial HVAC:
o Overview of commercial AC types
§ Chillers
§ Geothermal systems
o Commercial heating systems
o Hotel through-wall systems

5 Reporting Findings (2 hours)

o Who is reading the report & why?
o Getting the right information across
o The facts and just the facts
o Incorporating auxiliary data/reports
o Repairs/Probable costs

Hi to all,

Also we will be looking for Illinois state approval for CE on at least the ADA portion of this course, watch this space.

I noticed that Kens Posting of the outline looses some of the formatting so here it is as a .pdf doc.



Hi Erol, I look forward to seeing you there, the food was great at the last event Ken planned.

I get very hungry teaching … not to mention thirsty (see optional evening event) :wink:





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