Committed to education

As a member of the New England Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors, I attend monthly meetings that include 3 hours of continuing education. Below is a list of some courses I have attended.


  • An overview of wood framing
  • Inspecting the structure system
  • Why cracks like 45° angles
  • Structural failures in residential construction
  • How to inspect engineered construction materials
  • Workshop on the preservation of religious buildings in the Boston area
    sponsored by the Boston Preservation Alliance
  • The future of homebuilding


  • Fungi and home inspections, when to worry
  • Real estate and the sustainability market
  • Green roofs
  • Energy recovery ventilation systems
  • Radon issues and testing
  • Energy options from national grid
  • New EPA renovate, repair and painting lead rules
  • Water, fire and mold remediation
  • Geothermal energy
  • Inspecting attics for mold
  • Building physics and the importance of air movement
  • Savings through energy management for this old house of worship (5 session class), sponsored by Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light
  • High efficiency boilers and furnaces


  • Cellular PVC and the changing face of trim products
  • The proper uses of DuPont Tyvek
  • Types of insulation
  • Fieldstone foundation repair and waterproofing
  • Cement siding and fiberboard
  • Exterior engineered wood, roof & wall sheathing
  • Proper installation and inspection of James Hardie Building Products


  • Various types of leak detection
  • How ice dams form and the corrective action to prevent them
  • Groundwater potential impact on residential foundations (Back Bay and the South End)
  • Common chimney problems and their remedies
  • What every home inspector should know about private wells
  • What every home inspector should know about the electrical systems but is afraid to ask
  • How to inspect antique homes
  • Inspecting the residential plumbing system
  • Lightening protections systems
  • Retaining walls and wall construction
  • How to avoid and resolve window problems
  • Sunroom design, construction, failure and repair
  • Senior home safety