This is just an idea and of course another poll to get the sentiment of the members to see if something can be done.
My idea is #1, let stop playing the blame game and start playing the superior professional game. I don’t care right now who has the longer thingy, I want to promote our profession above all others.
Since we pay a lobbyist why not put them to proactive work and here is my idea, once again, not saying it is right, just an idea and the poll can guide us.
What I am proposing is that we sent for a proposal to ALL representatives that there be a required 16 hour MINIMUM requirement for educational needs to perform the wind mitigation at ANY level, be it Home Inspector, Engineer, Div 1 contractor etc…
All people who already taken the 16 hour requirement is grandfathered in.
The way I look at it, if it goes through we win, if not we win. We can then go to the people when this all blows up and say “We TRIED” to make it more professional, we tried to make it more accurate and senators A, B, C blew it off. I mean have the EXACT people it was presented to and the EXACT people it was rejected from.
Good or bad idea? I don’t see how we can lose, but maybe I am wrong. Let me know.