February 18, 2009 - Fifteen additional NPI/GPI (Canadian inspectors operate under the name Global Property Inspections) franchisees completed Certification in Building Science Thermography, CBST, training in Omaha, Neb. Feb. 8 to Feb. 11. The training was instructed by Scott Wood, director of building sciences for the National Association of Certified Thermographers.
Thermal imaging incorporates a specially-designed camera, often referred to as an infrared camera, used to register changes in temperature, or heat energy, across surfaces in a home or building. The camera converts the information into a digital image with heat changes depicted in various colors. The images are then interpreted by the inspector to provide the client with additional information. Identified temperature changes can indicate safety concerns, developing leaks or preventable heating and cooling losses.
Topics throughout the training session included: electromagnetic spectrum and thermal science, building codes and building standards, report writing, building envelopes, roofing, water testing procedures and more. Hands on experience throughout the training gave inspectors a better understanding of evaluating thermal patterns within a building. Training concluded with a detailed exam, which must be passed to receive certification, along with the completion of several practice thermography inspections.
At the conclusion of the inspection, inspectors will provide a detailed report with both digital and infrared photos, which show areas of excessive warm or cold entering your property. NPI and GPI professionals will offer general recommendations to make the property more comfortable and affordable.
“It takes the right training, equipment and experience to become a component thermographer. We are very pleased these franchisees invested the time, effort and expense to receive this specialized training with their present and future clients,” National Property Inspections, Inc., Founder and President Roland Bates, said.
The NPI/GPI inspectors who completed CBST include: Andy Alvarez, El Centro, Calif.;
Keith Corbell, North Logan, Utah; Randy Creamer, Elmhurst, Ill.; Roger Delisle, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; Tim Ellis, Gibsonia, Pa.; Joe Hartman, Morgantown, W.Va.; Doug Kendall, Peterborough, Ontario; John Maggs, Cambridge, Ontario; Gerry Millen, Regina, Saskatchewan; Todd Newhook, Markham, Ontario; George Nicholson, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; David Riley, Savanna, Ga; Brent Sostrom, Elk Grove, Calif.; Tom Trotter, Troy, Ohio; and Marc Zahirnyi, Newtown, Pa.
Founded in 1987, National Property Inspections Inc. is among the oldest and most well-respected property inspection companies in the business.
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