NACHI Chicago Chapter Meeting

Originally Posted By: rmyers1
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The next monthly meeting of the NACHI Chicago Chapter will be held

Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 6:00 PM

Holiday Inn, Hillside
4400 Frontage Road
Hillside, Illinois 60162-1788
Tel: 708-544-9300

Guest Speaker: Mr. Scott Kaufman, Tech One Pest Control

Member Speaker: Mr. Mark Pierotti on Smoke Alarms

Reminder: By Chapter Member vote, all monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, at this location.

Chapter Meeting information may also be found on the NACHI Chicago web

Originally Posted By: wdecker
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The Chicagoland Chapter of NACHI is offering a practice inspection event for newly licensed Illinois inspectors (and any veteran inspectors who think they could benefit from the experience). This event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30th in the Skokie area. It is open to all licensed Illinois Home Inspectors and will count for 4 NACHI continuing education hours. The cost is $20.00 for Chicago NACHI Chapter members and $40.00 for all others.

In addition, the immediate area of the inspection has many new construction sites, all in various stages of construction, from bare foundations to almost finished 4,500 SF and up new houses. There are also many existing houses that display almost all kinds of current residential construction techniques and items.

The event will consist of an inspection of a real life, occupied house. This house has some known defects and some other ?planted? defects. Participants are required to return an inspection report, in whatever format they currently use, within 48 hours. These reports will be evaluated by a team of senior inspectors. Reports will be critiqued with regards to:

Finding all the known and planted defects.
Compliance with Illinois State and NACHI Standards of Practice
Verbiage used and completeness.

It should be noted that these report critiques will be totally confidential and intended only to help each individual inspector to improve their inspection and reporting skills. The only way to fail is to not participate. Senior inspectors will also be available at the event to answer questions and supervise, but NOT to help with your inspection. Please bring all your own tools.

In addition, NACHI will accept every submitted report and fulfillment with the NACHI membership requirement for a submitted report for NACHI review.

Participation is on a first come, first served basis and this event will be limited to a maximum of 20 inspectors. Those wishing to attend must send in a check, payable to NACHI Chicago to:
Russ Myers
President, NACHI Chicago
2800 N. Pine Grove
Chicago, IL 60657
Along with your name, address, NACHI membership number (if a NACHI member), phone number and e-mail address (if you have one). Checks must be received before Oct. 24th. You will receive a call or e-mail confirming your participation.

Hope to see you there.

Will Decker
Decker Home Services
Skokie, IL 60076