Last month, Bob and Welmoed spent a week in New Orleans, LA, attending InspectionWorld, the annual conference of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). They spent five days in meetings and classes, deepening their knowledge on a wide variety of topics ranging from electrical panel inspection, evaluating foundation cracks, and the latest developments in deck safety standards. After the conference, they spent two days exploring New Orleans, where they found themselves unable to take off their inspector hats, spending much of the time looking at the houses and spotting the defects.

ASHI Board of DirectorsThe conference got underway with the swearing in of the national Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting. Bob is serving the last year of his three-year term as a Director, helping to shape the future of the Association. Once the meeting was over, the Expo Hall opened up, and we got to see a huge amount of tools and resources available to home inspectors.

Welmoed presenting classThen came three solid days of classes, including one session taught by Welmoed. Her class was on “Defect Precognition” and focused on using public information to learn about a property even before pulling up to the house. There was an audience of about 60 inspectors, and the feedback was positive.

Welmoed, Jess, and Rose

One of the best parts of attending a conference like InspectionWorld is meeting up with other inspectors from around the country. I got to see two of my graduates. Jessica Kehler and Rose Buckley; this was Jess’s very first time at InspectionWorld.

Next time…

All Work and No Play?

Once the conference wrapped up, Bob and Welmoed had two days to relax and explore some of New Orlean’s food and activities. Look for our next post soon!