2020 Spring Conference

March 28 & 29

With Optional Classes Available on Friday, March 27

Hotel Information

Wyndham Orlando Resort International

$149 per night  – Resort Fee Waived

Click the button below to reserve your room or call the resort directly at 407-351-2420 (Mention “FABI” for discounted room rate)


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Reservation deadline is February 25. After this date, room rate and availability cannot be guaranteed.

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14 Hour Course Package

For those needing all 14 credits towards their Home Inspector License Renewal


General


FABI Member Discount

This package includes Four Points/Roof Certs and Wind Mit on Friday as well as all Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Friday, March 27

Four Points/Roof Certifications and
Wind Mitigation

8am – noon / 1pm – 4pm

Seating is limited. You must register to attend.

Taught by John Shishilla

7 CE’s Available


General


FABI Member Discount

Four Points & Roof Certifications Only

8am – noon

Seating is limited. You must register to attend.

Taught by John Shishilla

4 CE’s Available


General


FABI Member Discount

Wind Mitigation & Continuing Education Only

1pm – 4pm

Seating is limited. You must register to attend.

Taught by John Shishilla

3 CE’s Available


General


FABI Member Discount

Free Affiliate Class

Although this class is free, you must register if you wish to attend. 

This class overlaps wind mitigation.

Inspection Depot

1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Seating is limited. 

Inspecting Roofs with Drones 2 hour class taught by Ian Cone 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Each home inspector will learn the benefits of using drones for roof inspections, steep and unsafe roofing following storms, and how to interpret the information collected from the same. This course also covers the legal requirements for inspectors to follow from the FAA’s Part 107 guidelines

 

Report Writing Risk Management 2 hour class taught by Bryce Hamilton 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

This 2 hour continuing education course will teach home inspectors how to identify conditions associated with moisture intrusion, subsequent mold, wood destroying insects, the WDO report and possible post-closing litigation issues as a result of non-identification and mis-identification. The course will also include a review of qualified report examples to further increase the learning objectives.


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Inspector Roundtable Audience

2 p.m.

This is free to participate but you must register if you wish to attend.

This class overlaps those listed above.

This round table is specifically for inspectors with less than five years in the business.
Is you wish to listen to the round table discussion as an audience member, sign up below.


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Saturday & Sunday, March 28 and 29

Main Conference

Saturday will feature presentations on great topics such as Frame for Success and Crawl Spaces.

After a long day of learning, join us in the hospitality suite to catch up with fellow inspectors. Thanks to Radalink for sponsoring the hospitality suite.

Sunday offers our general membership meeting and presentations on pool safety and appliances.

Saturday sessions will provide six (6) HI credits and Sunday sessions will provide two (2) credits.

FABI, ASHI and InterNACHI credits are also provided.

Those attending the main portion of the conference – Saturday and Sunday – may register below.

A few reminders…

If you’re attending all 14 hours – use the 14 hour link above.

The requirement of attending a conference as part of your membership renewal means two days (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday) or one day at two conferences. 

Meet Saturday Presenter Sean Fogarty

Meet Saturday Presenter Stephanie Thomas-Rees

Stephanie is an Engineered Wood Specialist at APA – The Engineered Wood Association. From her location in Central Florida, Stephanie consults with builders, designers, code officials and suppliers on using engineered wood products efficiently and cost effectively.  Stephanie is an experienced designer and energy professional with a bachelor’s degree in architectural design from Clemson University and a master’s degree in energy efficient building from Oxford Brookes University. As a building science professional, Stephanie’s past roles include project architect, energy efficiency  director, code compliance coordinator, and adjunct professor teaching high performance strategies, sustainable design and building materials.

 

Frame for Success (2 hour) ICC/AIA approved

This session includes an introduction to the types of engineered wood products, a discussion of their typical application in light frame construction and presents the benefits of engineered wood products.  It also examines the most common wood construction framing and sheathing errors found in today’s construction markets observed by APA staff.  It also examines the consequences of these common errors and provides practical solutions for avoiding them.

 

After the Storm – Building for High Wind Resistance (1 hour) ICC/AIA/CILB approved

This session will discuss structural failures observed during storm damage assessments and the behavior of wood structures during high wind events. An overview of how high wind forces work, the importance of a complete load path, and how good design and construction practices can improve the storm resistance of buildings will be provided. Both code requirements and APA’s above code recommendations which contribute to improved overall performance in the structural shell, will be discussed. They focus on good connection details and common failure modes seen in storm damage assessments and help builders cost effectively build a safer and more resilient home. By understanding key code requirements and lateral load concepts, home damage in future storms can be minimized.

Saturday Only Registration (6 Credit Hours)


General


FABI Member Discount

Saturday & Sunday Registration (8 Credit Hours)


General


FABI Member Discount


Add a Spouse/Partner *


Add an Employee * *

* Spouse/Partner rate does not include any credits

* * Employee rate can only be taken with a full member registration

The conference pe-registration deadline is Friday, March 20 at 5pm

No cancellations/refunds will be accepted after this date.

Certified Residential Thermographer (CRT) Class

Monroe Infrared is holding a Certified Residential Thermographer (CRT) Class on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27.

This highly-rated two-day class will teach you what you need to know to successfully add infrared inspections to your home inspections.

If you already use infrared, the CRT certification will help in marketing your services and differentiate yourself from non-certified inspectors.

The cost is $495 if you register more than 30 days in advance of the class, $595 within 30 days; 16 ASHI and InterNACHI CEs and 14 CE’s State of FL.

To register, call 800-221-0163 or go to: https://monroeinfrared.com/infrared-training/2-day-certified-residential-thermography-crt-training-home-inspector-only/

Special thanks to our Sponsors…

Hospitality Suite Sponsor:


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Afternoon Snack Sponsor:


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Exhibitors

ASHI

EMSL Analytical, Inc.

GEM Marketing

Guardian Financial

Inspection Depot

Inspector Lab

Inspector Services Group

InspectorCameras.com

InspectorPro Insurance

Monroe Infrared

Pair Payments

PASS, Inc.

Radalink

Secure 24 ADT Alarms

Wind Mit Retrofit