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Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA) 



Saturday October 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM CDT
Monday October 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Texas A&M University Construction Science Dept 
Langford Architectural Center Building "B"
Bizzell Street
College Station, TX 77843-3137

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Professional Building Inspectors Workshop

TPREIA raises the bar for Inspector's Education again by teaming up with Texas A&M University Construction Science Department Professors to bring our Members the very best training, education and teaching anywhere! 

This is a two-day TREC Approved 16-Hours CEU educational event that you will want to attend. TPREIA'S Educational Committee has worked with the TAMU Leaders to compile one of the best training and educational events across the Nation.

Hotels and Motels are plentiful and this event is not on a game weekend, so the crowds will be small.  

Click this link for area hotels http://www.texashotel.org/cities/College-Station


Class Details:

  • Overview of weatherproofing issues in Texas.
  • Issues that arise during construction or as a result of poor construction.
  • Common problems such as: flashing details, copings,  roof caps,  metal roofing, sills, parapet walls, mortar joints and much more.
  • Penetrations into the building – major leak source and stonework details.
  • Concrete material property, design and finish issues related to : Pier and Beam foundations, Raft Slabs, New repair techniques including carbon fibre sheeting,     tilt and flatness issues, soil heave, drainage and irrigation systems. 
  • Concrete – moisture problems and the solutions.
  • Issues related to the use of new concrete materials such as: ICF, expansion and contraction joints,
    Precast materials and fiber reinforced concretes.
  • Putting it all together and assessing concrete performance.
There is so much more, but we don't have space to list it all here. We know you will enjoy and appreciate these topics; they are related to every inspection.


The Presenters for these Classes:

  • Professor Robert Segner - considered one of TAMU’s best presenters, with a wealth of experience in the construction industry
  • Dr. Anne Nichols  - a cement and concrete expert who studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the UIUC Internationally recognized cement materials lab. She completed a study on the failure characteristics of ICF.
  • Dr. Edelmiro Escamilla - with a background in architecture and construction, coupled with ten years of experience in the maintenance of buildings, he brings the perspective of an end user to the lecture series.
  • Professor George Eustace - with 25+ years in the construction industry, he has developed a practice in inspection and litigation associated with construction and construction issues.

This instructor group brings together a wealth of experience in various inspection topics and concrete, mixed with their unique ability to tell the story of the problems and how they affect an inspector who has to deal with these problems on a daily basis. They have been there and done it.

You won't want to miss a minute of these classes!


The Facilities:

  • We will enjoy these classes in one of TAMU outstanding and superb auditoriums with stadium seating that is comfortable and allows each attendee to see, hear and participate in these exceptional classes.
  • Our classes will hold only 150 attendees, so please do not hesitate to make your reservations promptly for this event. Simply click on the "Register Now!" link below and complete your reservations. 
  • TPREIA's Annual Conference will be held in the dining hall outside the auditorium on Saturday evening starting at 6:00 PM.  All TPREIA Members are requested to attend.  Dinner will be provided.


Event Costs:

  • TPREIA Members for both days is only $200.00. *Includes breakfast/lunch both days and conference dinner at 6PM Saturday Evening.
  • Non-TPREIA Members for both days is only $400.00 *Includes breakfast/lunch both days and conference dinner at 6PM Saturday Evening.



  • Parking is available daily at Central Campus Garage. We are currently talking to TAMU transportation services about other options. We will email all registrants on additional parking details as they become available.
  • Parking avaiable in undesignated areas in parking lot 54, which is directly in front ot building where the classes are held. 


Special events for your companion on this October weekend

Special activities planned for your companion while you attend this educational event. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

Here is a sample of the items and places to visit and enjoy.

  • Memorial Student Centre – the heart of TAMU with all the Aggie Shopping
  • The Post Oak Mall – good for a short shop
  • The winery nearby (10 minute drive)  - we will do this two times during the day – with final pickup – unless there is a high demand from wine buffs
  • Café Excel – best food in town at an acceptable price and near to the main drag with a lot of other places to eat including the world famous Dixie Chick complete with a big mean rattle snake behind a glass area.
  • Hilton Hotel – also has an excellent restaurant
  • One trip to downtown Bryan – excellent cafes and old world shopping and (one pickup trip)
  • Walking tour of campus, a short one for those who want the highlights and a long one for the people who want to see what all the excitement is about around TAMU. TAMU will have three of their best students to lead these tours – short tour – hour and long tour up to 2 hours. Tours will cycle all day
  • 20 minute tour of the Bonfire memorial for the participants between classes.  It is only a short walk.

***********************Tours are dependent on number of participants *******************