Events

Online – April 19th – 21st, 2023 

The goals of the Carson Dunlop Weldon and Associates Ltd. (CDW Engineering) Commercial Building Inspection Course (CBIC) are:

▪ To help experienced real estate professionals, engineers and architects expand their knowledge base of commercial building structures and systems.
▪ To help experienced home inspectors expand their business to include commercial building inspections.
▪ To assist all in understanding the scope of work for performing a Property Condition Assessment (PCA), in accordance with the ASTM Standard E2018-15.

The course covers a wide variety of material including technical topics, business issues, the scope of work, fee quoting, proposal and report writing, cost estimating and risk management. A recurring theme in the course is the use of the TEAM (Technical Experts and Management) approach for performing PCAs.

The following modules are included in the course:

Business Issues Consultants – The TEAM Scope of Work
Roofing Exterior Structure
Plumbing Electrical Heating
Ventilation Air-Conditioning Interior & Insulation
Proposals & Contracts Risk Management Report Writing
Cost Estimating Specialty Inspection Areas Quoting Fee

This 3 day online course is scheduled one week prior to our Spring Conference & AGM. The course will start at 8:00 AM PST and run to 3:30-4:00 PM PST, each day.

In addition to the course material, you will experience 2 virtual field exercises by going through segments of the video “A Day in the Life “

Included in the course fee is a downloadable PDF version of the significantly updated textbook – 780 pages
with hundreds of illustrations and photographs. A hard copy is available for purchase at $95 plus S&H. Please contact the office to order hard copy.

The course also includes unlimited access to CDW’s Commercial Inspection video, ‘A Day in the Life’.  This video normally sells for $99.

Successful completion with a passing grade of 75% will be awarded 10 MRCs 

 

SPECIAL RATE of $1350.00 based on a group of 10 or more students

This is an exclusive offer for HIABC Members only – a savings of $545 per student
Please register early so that we may determine if we can meet the 10 person minimum

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HIABC Spring Conference and AGM,  Friday April 28th – Sunday April 30th  Delta Grand Hotel, Kelowna 

The conference will include: Educational Presentations from Industry Professionals, a Friday Evening Reception & Saturday Night Banquet , Conference meals, and an Exhibitor Tradeshow of Industry Suppliers. Conference attendance will earn you 15 Educational Credits (MRC’s).

CANDIDATE                                        Early Bird          After Mar 31st      

HIABC Candidate (All Inclusive)       250 + GST             325 + GST

Guest (All meals + Banquet)              220 + GST

Guest (Banquet only)                           100 + GST

 

* Educational presentations begin @ 1:00pm Fri Apr 28th and end @ Noon Sun Apr 30th.  Registration begins @ 10:am Friday

* Exhibitor Reception: Fri Apr 28th @ 6:00pm

* HIABC Banquet: Sat Apr 29th Cocktails @ 6:00pm, Dinner @ 7:00pm

 

Pre-Conference Education – separate registrations

HIABC Defect Recognition Course                        Wed Apr 26th  8am – Fri Apr 28th  at Noon

Report Writing Software Workshops                  Date & Time TBD

 

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HIABC Spring Conference and AGM, Friday April 28th – Sunday, April 30th  Delta Grand Hotel, Kelowna

The conference will include Educational Presentations from Industry Professionals, a Friday Evening Reception & Saturday Night Banquet where you can relax and network with your colleagues,  Conference meals, and an Exhibitor Tradeshow of Industry Suppliers.

Attendance at the Conference awards 15 Educational Credits (MRC’s).

DELEGATE                                     Early Bird          After Mar 31st     

HIABC Member (All Inclusive)        375 +GST             425 +GST

Guest (All meals + Banquet)            220 +GST

Guest Banquet only                          100 +GST

* Educational presentations begin @ 1:00pm Fri Apr 28th and end @ Noon Sun Apr 30th.  Registration begins @ 10:00am Friday

* Exhibitor Reception: Fri Apr 28th @ 6:00pm

* HIABC Banquet: Sat Apr 29th Cocktails @ 6:00pm Dinner @ 7:00pm

 

Pre-Conference Education – separate registrations

CDW Commercial Building Inspection Course      Wed Apr 19th – Fri Apr 21st   *this is an Online course & exam

HIABC Defect Recognition Course                             Wed Apr 26th  8am – Fri Apr 28th  at Noon

HIABC Field Trainer Workshop                                  Date & Time TBD

Report Writing Software Workshops                       Date & Time TBD

 

 

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Delta Grand Hotel, Kelowna – Wednesday April 26th – Friday, April 28th, 2023

Inspectors today must have detailed knowledge of the various elements of home inspection. The
HIABC Defect Recognition Course (DRC) is a significant resource which will allow you to review and discuss defects with experts and your peers, thereby increasing your knowledge, while reducing the risk of litigation.

Modules will be taught from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, wrapping up Friday at noon by approved and qualified HIABC Inspectors, Harry Bradford, AHI(R) and Trish Wise, AHI.  Harry was instrumental in development of this highly interactive and valuable course and Trish brings her unique perspective as an HIABC Field
Trainer.

Reviews from past participants, from Candidate Members to New Inspectors to Long Time Inspectors, have rated this course as excellent and a must-attend!

The DRC is a three day course consisting of nine modules:
*Roofing                           *Exterior
*Structure                        *Plumbing
*Electrical                        *Insulation & Vapor Barriers (Building Envelope)
*Heating and AC            *Interior
*Report Writing

SPECIAL RATE OF $450 FOR HIABC MEMBERS
Note: To offer the course at this price we must have a minimum of 15 attendees. If we’re not able to commit to 15 people by March 15th, we will have to cancel the course

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Marketing made simple:  Building your brand without breaking your budget

You’re a home inspector who loves to go out on inspections, talk to your clients, and have the phone ringing, but the idea of marketing, writing, posting and coming up with yet another idea to get your name out there frustrates you or just isn’t your thing.

You might have already thrown thousands of dollars at various schemes and nothing happened.

Marla will give you a few ideas to either get started, motivated, or at the very least know where not to put all those marketing dollars.

Marla Poirier has been in the media and marketing industry for over forty years, from newspapers, trade and tradeshow publications and businesses, and over the past eight years as a freelance marketing expert, focusing on content management and social media. She has received international and provincial newspaper awards for advertising graphic design. Over the past five years, she has contributed to the HIABC Facebook page posts. Married to Gary Poirier, a former HIABC member and board member, and managing his social media and website puts her in a unique position to understand the home inspection industry and its marketing challenges

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