Meeting/Event Information


All Monthly Meetings are held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road in Waltham

March 22nd:                            Speakers to be announced

April19th:                                Round Table: Discussion of Pre-Offer Home Inspections

                                                 Michael Patterson: Financial Strategies for Home              


May 24th:                                Sean Fennell , PE from Fennel Engineering.  Residential Structural


June 21st                                Matt Hendrick from Spruce Environmental.  Radon

                                                Tim & Matt Sullivan.  Plumbing Mysteries and Myths  

September 17th and 18th:     Annual Fall Conference: Portland, Maine

October18th:                          TBA

December 6th:                       TBA                                        


May 24, 2018
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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450 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451

Reservations are required. It helps our planning if we know you're coming!


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  After our round-table discussion, we welcome Sean Fennell, PE of Fennell Engineering, Inc.During a two-hour presentation, Sean will provide an overview of the basic principles of structural engineering involved in the design and inspection of a residential house. His presentation will include a power point presentation, examples of structural calculations and short videos. Topics covered will include code requirements for existing and new structures, geotechnical engineering issues encountered in the inspection of homes, foundation design and inspection, retaining wall design and inspection, wood framing design and inspection, lateral load resisting systems and roof structural systems.  Since founding Fennell Engineering, Sean has managed the design and construction administration of many commercial and residential construction projects, both new and renovation. Their primary service is providing structural design documents on new construction and renovation projects. Additionally, Sean provides façade and commercial inspection services to building owners. Sean holds a Professional Engineering license in multiple states and is a LEED Accredited Professional.


$75.00 Members and Retired Members
$50.00 Earlybird rate before May 17

$75.00 Affiliate Members
$50.00 Earlybird rate before May 17

$75.00 General Public, Non-Member Home Inspectors

$35.00 Massachusetts Trainee and Associate Inspectors Who Are not Fully Licensed