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Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group (GORMG)

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Topic 1: Mould and Environmental Presentation by Andrew Collier and Scott Jenkins from Asbex Ltd.

Topic 2Insurance Presentation Chris Healy of URS Insurance

Date: Jan. 21, 2021

Time: 7 p.m.  Eastern

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.

Mould and Environmental Presentation by Andrew Collier and Scott Jenkins from Asbex Ltd.

Mould, lead, and lead  in paint and asbestos products continue to be a concern for clients and inspectors alike.  During the presentation we will discuss the EACO (Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario) guidelines for lead, paint and mould.

(See http://www.eacoontario.com/guidelines.htm for details.)

We will also discuss the asbestos regulation 278/05: new Ontario regulations "Designated Substance - Asbestos On Construction Projects And In Buildings And Repair Operations." (See https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/050278 for details.)

Insurance Presentation by Chris Healy of URS Insurance

Chris is a regular exhibitor at our education conferences and represents many of our members.

Chris Healy has been arranging insurance protection for Canadian property inspectors since 1994. Chris has developed and managed insurance programs for property inspection franchise groups, associations and individual property inspectors during the 26 years he has been providing insurance tothe inspection industry. As the principal at URS Insurance Brokers, Chris has the authority, experience and knowledge to support inspectors through the claims process, provide them with expert advice and represent their interests to the insurance company. URS Insurance Brokers represents the leading, highest rated insurers of the property inspection industry in Canada and as such will shop the insurance market for the best insurance protection available at the most reasonable cost.

  • A brief history of insurance for the Canadian property inspection industry in the past 25 years
  • Recommended Insurance coverage’s that property inspectors should have in place
  • Professional Liability (Also known as Errors & Omissions)
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Property Insurance (Tools & Equipment)
  • What happens when you retire or close your business?
  • The legal climate and minimizing your risk
  • Your Fees: Is the fee you charge adequate considering your expertise, the service you are providing, the risk you are taking, and the time it takes you to complete a property inspection? 
  • When do you report a claim to your insurance company?  And what happens if you don’t report the claim but instead handle it yourself?
  • Some examples of claims
  • Questions
Contact: Arkadi Abramovitch: info@artechhomeinspection.ca • 613- 491-3000

 

Thursday Night Zoom Meeting

Topics:  Thermal Imaging with Trish Peden and Radon Abatement Procedure (CARST)

Date: Thursday Dec. 10, 2020

Time: 7 p.m.  Eastern

  attention-303861_1280.pngYou must register for this meeting: contact the OAHI office (oahi@oahi.com) before 3 p.m. on Dec. 10 to get access information.

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.

The final GORMG Zoom meeting/webinar of the year feature Trish Peden, national thermal imaging specialist and trainer for Safety Express. Trish will take us on an informative journey on thermal imaging and how it fits in with your home inspection practices.

This meeting will including the following topics:

•What credentials you’ll need for infrared thermography certification and the different levels/classes of certification.

•Examples of images and how to interpret them correctly to reduce liability.

•Equipment and how to operate it effectively to get the best results.

•InfraRed reporting systems and image enhancement.

 

About Trish Peden

  trish_peden_lr_0.pngTrish Peden is a Level III Thermographer and is the national thermal imaging specialist and trainer for Safety Express.

Trish has been with Safety Express for 15 years.

She travels the country holding seminars and guest speaking at various conventions as well as being responsible for the infrared camera sales on a national level. Her goal is "to train as many people to use thermography to it's full potential to maximize the return on their investment.”

Radon Abatement Protocol 

    pam.jpgAs per request from some OAHI members from our November meeting, there will also be a 20 to 30-minute presentation about radon abatement protocol after Trish’s presentation. It will be presented by Pam Warkentin or her associates. Pam is executive director of both Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST/ACSTR) and Canadian – National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP), and project manager of the Take Action on Radon (TAOR) program.

  attention-303861_1280.pngYou must register for this meeting: contact the OAHI office (oahi@oahi.com) before 3 p.m. on Dec. 10 to get access information.

See you Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. 

Best Regards,

Arkadi Abramovitch R.H.I.

Artech Home Inspection

info@artechhomeinspection.ca

www.artechhomeinspection.ca


Virtual Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group

Thursday Nov. 12 • 7 pm

OAHI members from across Ontario are welcome to attend this virtual meeting on radon: November is Radon Awareness Month.

    pam.jpgGuest Speaker: Pam Warkentin

Pam Warkentin is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST/ ACSTR) and a Canadian – National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) certified measurement professional. Pam is the executive director of both CARST and C-NRPP, and a project manager of the Take Action on Radon (TAOR) Program. She is the secretary for the Coalition of International Radon Associations (COIRA) and project administrator of the COIRA InterComparison project. Driven to help Canadians reduce their risk from radon. Pam coordinates with Health Canada and radon stakeholders across the country.

  model-35737_1280.pngAt this online seminar, participants will benefit from Pam’s wealth of knowledge about radon testing, reduction techniques and radon research in Canada and around the world.

You must register for this meeting to get the link and access. Contact Nicole at oahi@oahi.com.

Best regards, 

Arkadi Abramovitch RHI

GORMG Chair

Artech Home Inspection

info@artechhomeinspection.ca


 


March 12, 2020

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.


Location: College Square Loblaws (second floor meeting room)

Address: 1980 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road)

Date: Thursday March 12, 2020

Fee: free for OAHI members in good standing

Time: 9 am

Speakers: ING Robotics and Pinchin

David MacDonald of ING Robotics • Drone compliance • 45 Minutes

Mike Harrett of Pinchin • Hazardous Materials Inspection and Remediation • 45 Minutes

There will be q and a.

Bring your questions for discussion.

Reminders

As always, feel free to invite guests but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI.  Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories.  All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins.  Members receive two CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance at our GORMG monthly meetings.

Remember to park in the far west spots at the edge of the lot. Leaving a printed copy of this message on your car’s dash board may help avoid a ticketing mistake. 

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope you can make it!

Cheers,

GORMG


 

Feb. 13, 2020

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.


Location: College Square Loblaws (second floor meeting room)

Address: 1980 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road)

Date: Thursday Feb.13, 2020

Time: 9 am

Agenda

Speakers

    mark_palitza_head_shot.jpgMark Palitza - Seresco

Topic: Natatorium Design and Dehumidification.

Dehumidification: structural and air distribution problems and issues with indoor pool design”, issues in a residential natatorium.”

A natatorium (plural: natatoria) is a building containing a swimming pool. In Latin, a cella natatoria was a swimming pool in its own building, although it is sometimes also used to refer to any indoor pool even if not housed in a dedicated building (e.g., a pool in a school or a fitness club).

These facilities are notoriously complex to design and can be expensive to operate. The presentation covers the many critical system design aspects of a natatorium which include the fundamentals of psychrometrics, dew point, humidity/condensation control, moisture load calculation, air distribution, ventilation requirements, water chemistry and how to optimize your operating conditions to minimize operating costs.

Mark is well regarded in the HVAC industry as an expert in dehumidification and indoor pool design. He is the national sales manager for Seresco Technologies Inc., a dehumidifier manufacturer. He has specialized in humidity control since 1989.

Q and A after the presentation.  

Bring your questions regarding dehumidification issues for discussion.

Second Speaker: to be announced (with 30 min slide show).

Reminders

As always, feel free to invite guests but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI.  Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories.  All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins. Members receive two CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance at our GORMG monthly meetings.

Remember to park in the far west spots at the edge of the lot. Leaving a printed copy of this message on your dash may help avoid a ticketing mistake. 

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope you can make it!

Cheers, GORMG


Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group (GORMG)

Jan. 9, 2020

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.

Location: College Square Loblaws (second floor meeting room)

Address: 1980 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road)

Date: Thursday Jan. 9, 2020

Time: 9 am

Agenda


Keynote Speakers
:

    troy_and_wendy.pngTroy Ferreira and Wendy Fraser from CRCA (Canadian Roofing Contractors Association)

• CRCA overview. Mission: CRCA leads the Canadian roofing industry, advancing the success of roofing contractors through technical  expertise, standards or practice, and collaboration with industry partners.

• Low-slope membrane roofing systems: Installation; deficiencies; preventative maintenance; what’s on the horizon for low-slope membrane roofing in Canada (codes, climate change adaptation). 

Bring your questions regarding foundation issues for discussion.

Second Speaker: to be announced (with 30-minute slide show).

Reminders

As always, feel free to invite guests but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI.  Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories. 

All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins.

OAHI members receive two CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance at our GORMG monthly meetings.

Parking

Remember to park in the far west spots at the edge of the lot. Leaving a printed copy of this message on your dash may help avoid a ticketing mistake.

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope you can make it!

Cheers,

GORMG


 Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group (GORMG) Dec. 12, 2019

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.

Location: College Square Loblaws (second floor meeting room)

Address: 1980 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road)

Date: Thursday Dec. 12, 2019

Time: 9 am

Agenda

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Keynote Speaker: Alan Carson from Carson Dunlop

Alan Carson  will be joining us via Internet/Skype to discuss  Hydronic Heating 101 - PART 2

This session is designed to get you more comfortable with water heating. We'll break the discussion down into boilers, controls and distribution systems. We will first look at how they work. Then we’ll look at the common problems and how to identify them. We'll touch on the state-of-the-art systems with wall hung boilers, indirect water heaters and primary and secondary loops. Turns out hydronic heating is making a comeback!

Bring your questions regarding hydronic heating for discussion.

Second Speaker

j_hansen_2019_ep_0315_rev_crop.pngMeet OAHI’s president, John Hansen, RHI. Prepare your questions for John.

Lunch / refreshments will be served from money collected from our 50/50 draws at the end of our meeting.

 

 

Reminders

As always, feel free to invite guests but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI.  Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories.

All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins. 

OAHI members receive two CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance at our GORMG monthly meetings.

Parking

Remember to park in the far west spots at the edge of the lot. Leaving a printed copy of this message on your dash may help avoid a ticketing mistake.

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you can make it!

Cheers,

GORMG


 

Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group (GORMG) Nov. 14, 2019

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.

Location: College Square Loblaws (second floor meeting room)

Address: 1980 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road)

Date: Thursday Nov. 14, 2019

Agenda

Keynote Speaker: Alan Carson from Carson Dunlop

  oed19_alan_carson_head_shot-1_croppedv2.jpgAlan Carson  will be joining us via Internet/Skype to discuss  Hydronic Heating 101

This session is designed to get you more comfortable with water heating. We'll break the discussion down into boilers, controls and distribution systems. We will first look at how they work. Then we’ll look at the common problems and how to identify them. We'll touch on the state-of-the-art systems with wall hung boilers, indirect water heaters and primary and secondary loops. Turns out hydronic heating is making a comeback!

Bring your questions regarding hydronic heating for discussion.

Second Speaker

Discussion of 2020 Ottawa GORMG budget. Or / and Arkadi Abramovitch "Artech Home Inspection” with a 15 to 20-minute slide show: "Different New Home Inspection Issues"

Reminders

As always, feel free to invite guests but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI.  Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories.

All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins. 

OAHI members receive two CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance at our GORMG monthly meetings.

Parking

Remember to park in the far west spots at the edge of the lot. Leaving a printed copy of this message on your dash may help avoid a ticketing mistake.

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you can make it!

Cheers,

GORMG


 Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group (GORMG) Oct. 10, 2019

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.

Location: College Square Loblaws (second floor meeting room)

Address: 1980 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road)

Date: Thursday Oct. 10, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.

Agenda

Dave Smythe, President of  Out of this World Home Services 

He will speak about ”10 common problems in Plumbing “

Bring your questions regarding foundation issues for discussion.

Second Speaker:  TBD

Reminders

As always, feel free to invite guests, but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI. Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories. All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins. Members receive two CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance to our monthly meetings.

*Please note: to obtain full education credits, please arrive on time. Any one arriving more than 15 minutes late will not receive full credit.

Parking

Remember to park in the far west spots at the edge of the lot. Leaving a printed copy of this email on your dash may help avoid a ticketing mistake.


Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group (GORMG) Sept. 12, 2019

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.

Location: College Square Loblaws (second floor meeting room)

Address: 1980 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road)

Date: Thursday  Sept. 12, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.

Agenda: TBD

Reminders

As always, feel free to invite guests, but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI. Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories. All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins. Members receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance to our monthly meetings.

*Please note: to obtain full education credits, please arrive on time. Any one arriving more than 15 minutes late will not receive full credit.

Parking

Remember to park in the far west spots at the edge of the lot. Leaving a printed copy of this email on your dash may help avoid a ticketing mistake.


Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group (GORMG) June 13

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.

Location: College Square Loblaws (second floor meeting room)

Address: 1980 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road)

Date: Thursday June 13, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.

  oed19_alan_carson_head_shot-1_croppedv2.jpgWe try to do something different for our last meeting before our summer break. This year we will host to Alan Carson, via video conference. Alan will be presenting on "Building Science Related to Home Inspections."

A light lunch and beverages will be served to everyone who’s at our meeting.

 

  rob_cornish.pngOAHI member Rob Cornish, will be open the meeting with a presentation entitled "Rule of Thumb in Home inspections."

We will make time available at the conclusion of the presentations for members’ opinions, questions and in depth discussions.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Agenda

9 a.m. - Rob Cornish "Rule of Thumb in Home inspections."

10 a.m. - Alan Carson "Building Science Related to Home Inspections."

11:30 am - Lunch

 Reminders

As always, feel free to invite guests, but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI. Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories. All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins. Members receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance to our monthly meetings.

*Please note: to obtain full education credits, please arrive on time. Any one arriving more than 15 minutes late will not receive full credit.

Parking

Remember to park in the far west spots at the edge of the lot. Leaving a printed copy of this email on your dash may help avoid a ticketing mistake


Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group (GORMG) May 9, 2019

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not only in your area.

Location: College Square Loblaws (second floor meeting room)

Address: 1980 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road)

Date: Thursday May 9, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

    mitch_bougard.jpegMitch Bougard - Canadian Masonry Services

“Our mission is to restore yesterday’s work, to today’s standards.”

Canadian Masonry Services is a family run business with Fannela Bougard at its helm. Mitch Bougard has been in the masonry business for 49 years and still works on site. Canadian Masonry Services specialize in the restoration of masonry works.

The presentation will focus on:

Chimney caps

Windowsills

Damages caused by down spouts

and other interesting highlights

    gormg_jean_laframboise.jpgGuest Speaker: OAHI member Jean Laframboise.

Case study – “Concrete slab issue in a 1960s’ home."

•Findings and recommendations made during a recent home inspection

Reminders

As always, feel free to invite guests, but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI. Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories. All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins. Members receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance to our monthly meetings.

*Please note: to obtain full education credits, please arrive on time.  Any one arriving more than 15 minutes late will not receive full credit.

 

Parking

Remember to park in the far west spots at the edge of the lot. Leaving a printed copy of this email on your dash may help avoid a ticketing mistake.


GORMG meets on the second Thursday of the month from September through June. 

 April 11, 2019

Reminder: OAHI members can attend regional meeting groups across the province, not just your area.

Location

Loblaws (second floor)

1980 Baseline Rd., second floor.

Start time: 9 a.m.

Mark Simon of Simon Air Quality

Mark is a certified radon measurement and mitigation specialist through C-NRPP and serves the Ottawa area. Simon Air Quality is a leading provider of radon testing and mitigation services as well as being experts in air quality, mould and asbestos testing.

Mark is constantly learning and is committed to utilizing new concepts, improving old concepts, and spreading awareness regarding indoor air quality and Radon in the home.

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Case Study: “Rubble stone foundation - (Structural engineer’s report and repairs)

Arkadi Abramovitch will be presenting a case study of an end of life rubble stone foundation observed at town home of over 100 years old. We will review the structural engineer’s report and the documented repairs that were carried out by the foundation company, as recommended by the structural engineer’s report.

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GORMG: Contact: Arkadi Abramovitch: info@artechhomeinspection.ca • 613- 491-3000

If you have any questions about the association bring them to your local meeting group's next meeting. Guests are welcome.

As always, feel free to invite guests, but note that guests are limited to attending a maximum of two meetings without being a member of the OAHI. Should they wish to attend more, they will be required to join the Association in one of the available membership categories. All members and guests are required to sign-in before the meeting begins. Members receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their attendance to our monthly meetings.

*Please note: to obtain full education credits, please arrive on time.  Any one arriving more than 15 minutes late will not receive full credit.

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