INSPECTING OLD HOUSES-WHY THEY DON'T BUILD THEM LIKE THEY USED TO

Tues., 1/14, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Advanced Learning

Old houses have different construction methods and mechanical systems. They have usually been remodeled and updated many times through their lives. This session explains the varied and unique situations and hazards encountered. Retrofitting old homes to withstand environmental and seismic extremes while addressing modern safety and energy concerns can be a challenge. It will help the inspector discover, understand and evaluate these issues and present them to his or clients.

David Rushton, ACI, studied architecture at M.I.T. and graduated in 1976. He began his own general and electrical contracting companies. The company specialized in renovating old houses and commercial buildings for 17 years. He founded ABLE Building Inspection, Inc. in 1993 in southern New Jersey and relocated to the Blue Ridge Mountain area of northern Virginia in 1999. He specializes in inspecting homes and commercial buildings from 50 to 250 years old. He is constantly working on his 160 year old farmhouse outside of Front Royal.