2020 Fall Conference

December 5 & 6

Hotel Information

The Shores Resort & Spa
Daytona Beach Shores

Discounted FABI Rate is $124 per night for run of house which includes the resort fee and parking.

Upgrades are available to beach view for an additional charge.

Call The Shores directly at (866) 934-7467 or use the button below to reserve online.

Visit the Shores Resort website

Reservation deadline is November 5. After this date, room rate and availability cannot be guaranteed.


Due to the current covid-19 situation, we are offering this conference in both a limited seating, in person experience and a virtual experience for those still uncomfortable with attending. 

In person attendance will be limited to the first 50 inspectors who register AND pay. We will not be offering spouse registrations this time.

Unfortunately we will not have a hospitality suite at this conference.  Those in attendance can visit local businesses around Daytona Beach Shores for dinner Friday and Saturday evening or enjoy available hotel amenities if they prefer.

Attendees will be required to sign a COVID waiver as well as wear a mask when not seated at either their general session table or breakfast/lunch table. 

Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6

Saturday Presentations

Frame for Success by Stephanie Rees with APA Manufactured Wood

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 by Stephanie Rees with APA Manufactured Wood

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.

NEC Updates, GFCI/AFCI, Grounding and Bonding by Vince Della Croce with Siemens Electric

2017 NEC Significant Changes This session will review various changes to the 2017 NEC that will have a significant impact on the industry. Included in the discussion will be: · Five new articles · Definitions · GFCI and AFCI protection · Grounding & bonding · Branch circuits · Wiring methods

Sunday Presentation

Get the Hell Out When Things Go Wrong - or - What the Home Inspector Needs to Know About Egress by Jeff Clair with Chief Inspection Services

Discussions about the mandatory requirements for egress in residential homes. Including what defines a “habitable space”; glazing requirements and other safety requirements per the Florida Building Code, Chapter 3.

Use the appropriate button below to reserve your spot at this limited seating event.

In Person Attendance (limited to first 50 registrants to pay)

Virtual Attendance (must participate with video to receive credits)

The conference pe-registration deadline is Friday, November 27 at 5 pm

No cancellations/refunds will be accepted after this date.

We will have limited exhibitors at this event.