Wed., 1/15, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Building Science and Structure

You'll learn how hurricane force winds affect buildings and how to build them to resist wind forces. We'll cover IRC code requirements and look at examples of good wind resistant building techniques regarding the structure itself, roof coverings, doors, windows and garage doors. You'll leave with a good understanding of what's required in order for a building to survive hurricane force wind events.

ASHI Past President Mark Cramer, ACI, is a home inspection veteran and a FL licensed contractor who has 20 years of experience performing home inspections, construction progress inspections, commercial building inspections, wind mitigation and insurance inspections. Mark also works as a litigation consultant and expert witness in matters relating to construction and home inspection. Mark has more than five thousand hours of experience training home inspectors in classroom and seminar settings. A long time ASHI member, he’s held numerous local and National positions within ASHI, serving as chair of several national committees and National President of ASHI in the year 2000.