Meeting/Event Information



All Monthly Meetings are held via Zoom until further notice with advance registration required.  Once the detalis for each program are known, a registration link will appear below and will also be emailed out to members and non-members on file.


December 3, 2020 - Topic to be announced



ASHI-NE Chapter Monthly Meeting (Online) -

October 22, 2020
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Online Zoom (see confirmation email after completing registration for Zoom registration link)


Thank you for your participation in a successful Zoom event for our September ASHI NE Monthly Meeting! We are now accepting registration for our October Meeting. We're extremely excited to have Henri Fennell back for Part II of the Spray Foam Presentation, and we're also going to have Pat Kidd, of Simpson Strong-Tie, presenting on Deck Safety and Structural Connectors. We are also approved for MA CEUs and ASHI MRCs for these events, until further notice, and for this event, you will qualify for 3 CEU/MRCs. The cost for the event is $45.00. Please see below for the program details (each session will require its own online log in0.  After you register through this portal, you will receive a confirmation email. It will contain a Zoom meeting registration. IMPORTANT: You must register through the Zoom registration portal to attend the event and to get the credits for these courses. We have strict instructions to take attendance and be prepared to show detailed reports on full attendance at these events. Please also see my prior email to everyone regarding the best etiquette and tips during these events for the best performance and presentation. 


5:30-5:45 Hellos and Introductions

5:45-7:15 1.5-hour presentation from Henri Fennell: "Common issues and defect recognition in Spray-Foam Insulation materials and application, Part II"

7:15-7:30 Break (Note: at this time you will receive a link to the second part of the meeting)

7:30-9 pm 1.5-hour presentation from Patrick Kidd, Simpson Strong-Tie:  "Deck Safety and Structural Connections" presenting on Deck connections, deck connection failures, and other connection-point concerns.

Presentation 1:

We surveyed our membership and asked them to share questions they have about spray foam insulation. Henri Fennell, a building envelope specialist,  will address these questions (listed below). 

This is part II of this presentation, the first part was 1 hour, and was not sufficient time to cover the extensive amount of material presented by Mr. Fennell.n This will be a 1.5-hour presentation.

Presenter bio: Henri C. Fennell, CSI/CDT

Henri Fennell is a building envelope specialist and architect with over forty years of experience in energy conservation design, products, and services.  Mr. Fennell’s work experience has included positions as a practicing architect, a building envelope contractor, and a building envelope remediation and commissioning consultant. Based on years of building diagnostics and envelope commissioning, he has a broad understanding of theoretical and applied building science as related to building envelope performance and failures. Since the early 1980s he has been involved in the design and construction of what is now called micro-load buildings, including a cutting-edge net-zero energy research structure in Antarctica.

Mr. Fennell’s contracting work has included thousands of remediation, building failure, and historic renovation projects, including major projects like the Guggenheim Museum and numerous other high-profile and historic buildings. His projects have included the installation of millions of pounds of polyurethane foam. This work included the development of on-site techniques and delivery systems that made closed-cell injected polyurethane (IPF) foam insulation/sealants available to the general construction industry. He co-authored Using Infrared Thermography as Quality Control Method for Foamed-In-Place Insulation.

Mr. Fennell has authored or co-authored four energy-related U.S. patents and participated in the development of ASTM standards and other industry protocols. He has been an energy educator since 1975, making presentations and providing training to a broad range of industry audiences. He has contributed to ASHRAE Journal and other national publications and is often cited in articles related to energy conservation, materials technology, and building performance.

Related work includes foam QA and inspections, technical research, building science training, and curriculum and standards development

Presentation 2:

Speaker: Patrick Kidd, Simpson Strong-Tie, will be speaking for 1.5 hours on several topics, such as:

-Deck and porch failure
-Load Path
-Problems in existing decks/porches that can be solved and repaired by Simpson products
-How Simpson products are used in new construction, and new products that we are going to be seeing in the field
-Problems that happen in new construction of balconies, decks, and porches through misuse or non-use of products like Simpon's  

Presenter Bio: Pat Kidd

Patrick has been employed with Simpson Strong-Tie for 17 years. His primary focus with Simpson is on wood-to-wood connections and code-accepted solutions that result in safer and stronger structures. Over the years he has provided product and building-code training to thousands of contractors, State and Local Building departments, Architects, and Structural Engineers.

Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural product solutions–solutions that not only help our customers but help make structures safer and stronger. The company is recognized as the genuine connector brand in the residential construction industry, and also for its ever-expanding offering of shearwalls, moment frames, and fasteners. In the last two decades, the company has expanded further with products for infrastructure, commercial and industrial construction, including mechanical anchors, adhesives, and products that repair, protect, and strengthen concrete and masonry.




$45.00 Members and Retired Members

$45.00 General Public, Non-Member Home Inspectors