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How to Write a Great Inspection Report Free Webinar, Oct. 29
Learn how to write great home inspection reports in this free webinar, Tuesday, October 29, 9-10 p.m. (EDT). If you cannot make the webinar, register for it to be emailed a recording. Discussions to include three parts of a narrative, past/present tense, standards of practice, material defects, digital photos, and more. Space is limited to 1,000 attendees.
CNA to Offer Cold Weather Preparation Webinar
Chicago-based CNA's School of Risk Control will host its annual Winter Weather Preparation webinar Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. EST to help property clients prepare for upcoming winter weather events. With cold weather on the horizon, now is the time to take steps to avoid costly weather-related property damage and business interruption. Preventative steps, such as servicing heating systems before winter begins and monitoring temperatures in areas that are difficult to heat, can help prevent a claim. For more information or to register for the webinar, click here.  

CNA offers additional winter weather tools, including educational bulletins such as Preventing Sprinkler System Freeze Ups and Cold Weather Checklist, which can help identify potential problem areas and minimize cold weather-related property type loss. You can find these bulletins and others by clicking here.
EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online Has Been Updated
NRCA's EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online has been updated to include information from the 2012 version of the International Code Council's International Energy Conservation Code and the 2012 version of the International Green Construction Code. 

Accident Kills 2nd Worker at 49ers Stadium Construction Site
Edward Erving Lake II, was killed when rebar he was unloading from his flatbed truck fell on him at the construction site of the 49ers' Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. He was an employee of a subcontractor working on the Turner/Devcon project. This is the second fatal accident at the site, and the California/Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other state agencies are already conducting an investigation. 
Building Science Experts' Session Is Dec. 11-12 
Building Science Corporation is offering a two-day Building Science Experts’ Session seminar that focuses on advanced building science topics. On the first day, Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Peter Baker will discuss Multi-Family Podium Building Envelope Design, Construction and Commissioning. On day two, Dr. Joe Lstiburek will cover Ventilation in Single-Family and Multi-Family Buildings.
Anchor Products to Introduce New Rooftop Solar Racking Attachment Products at SPI
Anchor Products, LLC introduced two new products at the 2013 Solar Power International (SPI) trade show, the U-Anchor 2400™ and the U-Anchor 2600™. These and all the U-Anchor products have been installed on solar rooftop projects for as low as 3.8 cents per watt. The U-Anchor 2400 is a lightweight rooftop attachment system for solar racking systems consisting of a 5.5" galvalume coated steel plate with a 3/8"- 16 stainless steel stud. The U-Anchor 2600 is also a lightweight rooftop attachment system for solar racking systems consisting of a 5.5" galvalume coated steel plate with a 3/8" - 16 stainless steel stud. Learn more at, or contact Anchor Products at (888) 575-2131. 

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