Monthly Webinars

Earn CE credits and deepen your understanding of property loss without leaving the office.

  • July 22, 2020
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Investigating Smoke Damage to Surfaces Such as Plaster/Drywall
    Presented by: Barry Speer, P.E.

    Wildfires are increasingly common, and their destructive potential isn’t limited to flames; smoke can damage structures, contents, materials, or environments. This timely course will cover the methods of identifying the effects, both immediate and long-term, of smoke damage from wildfires and outline the scientific method used to determine its extent.

    This one-hour course offers CE credit for AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, NM, and WY, with pending approval in IN, OK, and TX.

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  • August 05, 2020
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Investigating Appliance Failures
    Presented by: Matt Parsons, P.E., CFEI

    Knowing when to send in a failed component or appliance for professional inspection can be difficult. In this one-hour course, learn to identify common failures in dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters.

    This one-hour course offers CE credit for AL, FL, GA, MS, TX, and WY, with pending approval in IN, NC, NM, and OK.

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  • August 19, 2020
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Subrogation & Undetermined Fires
    Presented by: James Enos, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI

    There’s more to an undetermined fire classification than many realize. This course explores the relationship between successful subrogation and fire cause classification, and covers practical topics ranging from evidence deterioration, asking the right questions, and when to author a report.

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  • September 02, 2020
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Investigating Damage to Fences
    Presented by: Casey McKinley, P.E.

    A good fence may make good neighbors, but a failed fence can be a headache for everyone involved. Explore the basics of fence construction, failure vs. covered perils, and options for repair vs. replace in this one-house course.

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  • September 16, 2020
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Structural Damage Due to Fire
    Presented by: Jeff Coyne, P.E. and John Hill, IAAI-CFI, IAAI-CFI(V), CFEI, CVFI

    How do you identity fire damage vs. other structural damages following a blaze? In this course, we’ll cover how to distinguish structural damage to various material and how to identify temperatures of the fire based on damage patterns.

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  • September 30, 2020
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Hail Study: Effect of time on Blemished Shingles
    Presented by: Robert Whelan, Jr., P.E., MEng, CFEI, MBA

    It is not uncommon during asphalt roofing hail damage claims to ask the question, how old is the damage? Learn about how shingles age, the impacts of hail, and the tests conducted at our Component Testing Laboratory to determine the cause of damage.

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  • October 14, 2020
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Ins and Outs of Evidence Testing for Fires
    Presented by: Bill Guthrie, IAAI-CFI, CVFI

    Nothing is more important to an inspection than the integrity of the evidence. This course will provide a foundational knowledge of evidence collection and testing procedures to ensure fair and unbiased conclusions.

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  • October 28, 2020
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Commercial Component Damage: Repair vs. Replace
    Presented by: Steven Pace, P.E.

    When commercial structures suffer a loss, it’s hard to know whether or not to call an engineer. This one-hour course explores the ins and outs of determining repair vs. replacement for wood, concrete, and steel, the most common materials for commercial structures.

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  • November 18, 2020
    11:00 a.m. ET
    Investigating Expansion Tanks and Brass Failures
    Presented by: Adrian France, P.E. and Jeffrey Geiger, CFEI

    Water leaks can be destructive and can lead to other, more costly property damage. Learn how stress corrosion cracking and dezincification of brass causes water leaks, and how to tell the difference between the two.

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