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 Virtual Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group • May 13, 2021 • 7 p.m.


The May meeting features two presentations: “Top 10 Residential Electrical Issues Electricians Look Out For” by Bryan Verhulp of Ring Electric Inc., and “Attics: Crawl or Not to Crawl “by Arkadi Ambramovitch, RHI of Artech Home Inspection.

Date: May 13, 2021, 

Time:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CEUs: Two for attending both seminars

Zoom information will be sent via email. Watch your inbox.

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

Topic 1: Top 10 Residential Electrical Issues Electricians Look Out For

Inspecting electrical systems and associated wiring can be complex.  Throw in DIY work, age, upgrades, wiring type, and other factors, inspectors can find themselves writing up a number of issues and referring the work to qualified licensed electricians.

Bryan Verhulp, master electrician and president and CEO of Ring Electric Inc. will take us through his top 10 electrical issues of residential electrical in this informative seminar that will certainly be worthwhile attending. 

Bryan Verhulp 

Bryan Verhulp, Journeyman 309A, master electrician, BSc lectrical Engineering,  CD is the president and CEO of Ring Electric Inc.

Ring Electric Inc. has now been in business for just over 18 years. It started out in a minivan with just Bryan and has built it to five trucks and a staff of 11.

Ring Electric Inc. focuses on residential older home rewires and panel changes/upgrades.

Topic 2: Attics: Crawl or Not to Crawl

Attics can be challenging to inspect; limited access, sealed hatches, inadequate insulation; no attic hatch (we’ve all been covered with insulation at one point!), inadequate ventilation…The list goes on.

OAHI member Arkadi Ambramovitch will take us through the many challenges and observations he has documented during his inspections. With a 45-minute slide show, he will cover the following topics: ventilation, insulation, electrical, broken rafters and trusses, pests and other issues.

Arkadi Abramovitch

Arkadi Abramovitch, RHI is the owner of Artech Home Inspection and the Education co-ordinator Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group.

See you there!

Arkadi Abramovitch

info@artechhomeinspection.ca

Hendrik Hymans

A to Z Home Inspections

613-321-0095

Hendrik@AtoZHomeInspections.ca


 


  Virtual Greater Ottawa Regional Meeting Group • April 8, 2021 • 9 a.m.

The meeting features a presentation by Abell Pest Control Services and a health and safety presentation by the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association.

Date: April 8, 2021, 

Time:  9 AM to 11 AM Eastern

CEUs: 2 for attending both seminars

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

Topic 1

Who lives there? How to identify the presence of pests and remediation by Sandra Frizzle of Abell Pest Control Services

The observation of the presence of pests, insects, rodents, birds, and bats, can often play an important role on whether a real estate transaction moves forward are not. Reaction to the observations can vary from shock to routine acceptance that the presence of these pests are inevitable. Learn from our very experienced presenter what type of pests to expect, the clues they leave behind, and the conversation you should have with your clients about remediation.

Sandra Frizzle

Sandra Frizzle, BSc. ACE-I, technical support, Abell Pest Control is the Eastern region quality assurance representative and has worked for Abell Pest Control just under 14 years.

She holds a degree in Wildlife Biology from McGill University and is an Associate Certified Entomologist International through the Entomological Society of America (ESA).

Topic 2

Health and Safety During Home Inspections by Jennifer McKenzie of the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association

As inspectors we are always on the look-out for unhealthy and unsafe conditions that we report on for our clients. But what about us? Are we following best practices to avoid injury (or worse) on the job? Have we taken our safety measures for granted? Stay safe: stay informed with this seminar. 

UPDATE

Kerry Radey

Kerry is a health and safety trainer/consultant for the Infrastructure Health and Association. She has served with the Association for the past five years.

She graduated from Laurentian University in 2003, became a construction health and safety officer in 2015, and became a national construction safety officer in 2018.  Prior to joining the IHSA, Kerry worked in the construction and industrial sectors as a health and safety professional for more than 15 years. Through her tenure, she spent much of her time overseeing the health and safety of renovation, demolition and ICI projects.

In addition, Kerry is an active member of the Sudbury and North Bay Regional Labour Management Health and Safety Committees, which report directly to the Section 21 Construction committee.  She also regularly delivers Working at Heights training, as overseen by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.  Kerry has been active in promoting health and safety for her entire career, and is committed to assisting families of workplace accidents, incidents and tragedies.

This refresher covers:

  • Working at Heights/Ladder Safety  
  • Roof Inspections
  • Hazardous Substances – Asbestos/Mould
  • IHSA’s Website, Products and HSEP program
  • Electrical and Gas/Propane Hazards
  • Working Alone

See you there!

Zoom information is in the OAHI Inspection Connection

Arkadi Abramovitch

info@artechhomeinspection.ca

Hendrik Hymans

atozottawahomeinspections@gmail.com


 


 Virtual Meeting • Thursday March 11, 2021 • 9 a.m.

Tarion 101: New Home Warranty Inspections and an overview of Conciliations

This meeting covers the ins and outs of inspecting a new home, current changes, PDIs, etc. Appropriately, we have two of the top personnel of the Tarion Warranty team to explain the finer details of inspecting a new home.

Date: March 11, 2021

Time: 9 a.m. Eastern

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

Contact the OAHI office: oahi@oahi.com for meeting login information.

Meeting Overview

New Home builds are on the rise, and now buyers are looking to utilize their Tarion Warranty to ensure they have received fair value for their hard earned new home dollar. 

Bryan Stott and Sharon Henderson will be presenting "Tarion 101" along with an update of the current changes happening at Tarion right now. They will review how the Tarion Warranty works, the "PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection) and Conciliation" module, where they talk about what the PDI is and how to conduct one, and also the ins and outs of how conciliation works.

Bryan Stott

Bryan graduated from Seneca College with a diploma in law and security administration and a certificate in home inspection. In the following years Bryan gained experience in residential and commercial construction and was able to apply his education within the home inspection industry where he operated his own business. In 2007, Bryan joined Tarion Warranty Corporation as field claim representative (FCR). As an FCR, Bryan conciliated hundreds of disputes between builders and homeowners and was successful in resolving some of Tarion’s most complex files.

In 2011, Bryan joined Tarion’s Enforcement Department where he was responsible for investigating complaints related to illegal vendors and builders. Many of Bryan’s investigations led to fines and even jail time for some of the most chronic offenders. Recently, Bryan was promoted to manager of Warranty Services where he assists his team in fairly and accurately resolving disputes between builders and homeowners as well as ensuring Tarion delivers on its business plan. Bryan has recently received his paralegal license from the Law Society of Ontario and has used this training in his new role as manager of Early Resolution and Stakeholder Outreach.

Sharon Henderson

Sharon has been with Tarion for over 20 years, and during this time has taken on various roles. She started as a customer service representative in Warranty Services and was liaison between homeowners and builders in this role. She worked her way from there to supervisor of Customer Service to manager of Customer Service, a role that she had for over eight years. Sharon then went on to become manager, Training and Development for Warranty Services, and while there, she successfully completed Part 9 and the required legal courses to obtain her BCIN. Sharon then moved over to the Stakeholder Relations Department, where she remains today and her daily outreach includes service to builders, realtors, home inspectors, and Ontario’s MPPs.

 

See you there!

As usual, we encourage all our members in the Greater Ottawa Region to attend.

Arkadi Abramovitch

info@artechhomeinspection.ca 

Hendrik Hymans

atozottawahomeinspections@gmail.com



Virtual Meeting • Thursday Feb. 11, 2021 • 7 p.m.

Topic 1: Help Your Clients Reduce Risk of Water Damage and Manage Indoor Humidity by Cheryl Evans of ICCA at the University of Waterloo.

Topic 2 Zoning, permit approvals and building inspection aspects for decks and balconies in low-rise residential construction in Ottawa by City of Ottawa Building Code Services staff.

Date: Feb. 11, 2021

Time: 7 p.m.  Eastern

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

Help Your Clients Reduce Risk of Water Damage and Manage Indoor Humidity by Cheryl Evans 

Description: Water surpassed fire as Canada’s most common cause of insurance claims over 20 years ago. The majority (60%) of water claims are caused by leaking appliances and water pipes and the remainder are split between sewer back-ups, sump pump failure and flooding due to heavy rainfall. Learn about simple training programs and shareable resources that are available to help you provide your clients with basic tips to reduce their risks of water damage and to manage indoor humidity.

Cheryl Evans is the Director of Home Flood Protection at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo. Cheryl has over 20 years of community engagement and program management experience in the fields of stormwater management, flood risk mitigation, home energy conservation and youth environmental education. She served as a technical committee member on CSA’s Guideline on Basement Flood Protection and Risk Reduction (CSA Z800) and was a lead curriculum developer for the Ontario College’s Flood Risk Assessment Training Program. Cheryl holds a B.E.S. in Environment & Resource Studies from the University of Waterloo.

NB: ICCA is a past Conference sponsor

Zoning, permit approvals and building inspection aspects for decks and balconies in low-rise residential construction in Ottawa

Speakers: 

Doug Durham: program manager, permit approvals, South Zone

Ian Kelly: building official, permit approvals

Patrice Dumais: building official, inspections

Zoom information was in the OAHI Inspection Connection email sent on Feb. 3, 2021

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



Virtual Meeting • Thursday Jan. 21, 2021 • 7 pm

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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