The ASHI Western Washington Chapter, in conjunction with ASHI Education Inc., Announces Commercial Inspection Training Offered by Carson Dunlop Weldon & Associates

Home Inspector with Aldrich's Home Inspections, Inc.

ASHI, through its education subsidiary ASHI Education Inc. (AEI), is pleased to offer this specialized 3-day training opportunity which is being offered in conjunction with the ASHI Western Washington Chapter. Commercial inspections offer an excellent diversification path for home inspectors.

When and Where?
This 3-day course will be offered December 6-7-8, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. each day. Each day's session will conclude at 5:00 p.m. Course completion will be recognized with a certificate.

The course will be held at the Shoreline Community Center in the Aurora Room. The address is 18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155. Cost of the course is $1,395 for WW Chapter members, $1,495 for other ASHI members, and $1,695 for non-ASHI members.  To register for this course:

  • Click here to register and pay by credit card

  • Click here to register and pay by check

Click here for Commercial Building Inspection Course Information.

Who is Carson Dunlop Weldon?
Carson Dunlop Weldon & Associates Ltd. (CDW) is a consulting engineering firm that specializes in commercial building inspections and training. They are an affiliate company of Carson Dunlop & Associates Ltd. They perform approximately 500 to 600 commercial building inspections annually. They currently offer their 3-day commercial inspection training program several times per year at locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their website is

Why Commercial Inspection?
The 3-day commercial inspection training program has been prepared specifically with home inspectors in mind. The course has been delivered for over 10 years and is intended to teach home inspectors how to diversify into the discipline of commercial inspections. The program is approved for 24 ASHI CE Credits (and 24 NAHI CEUs if offered at a joint training opportunity).

Following the scope set out in the ASTM Standard E2018, the course takes the attendees through all major building systems to provide them with an understanding of how commercial systems operate and how they are different than residential systems. While the course is weighted more on technical topics, various business issues, including who the clients are, why they want the service and the different commercial related services available, are also covered.

One of the most praised aspects of the course is the field exercises. CDW arranges to take the attendees through commercial buildings (typically at the hotel or venue where the course is held) and give them hands-on experience with commercial structures and systems.

Included with the course is a textbook prepared specifically for this purpose. The textbook includes illustrations, sample proposals and reports.

The primary instructor is Richard Weldon, P.Eng., LEED AP. Richard has over 20 years of experience with commercial inspections. Richard has also made presentations about commercial buildings and inspections to various real estate organizations throughout North America.

Comments (4)

Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Jason, thanks for doing this----totally spaced doing it myself :)

Oct 12, 2010 03:35 PM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


That last ASHI training was good. I will have to mull this one over. I am in Verona, IT at the moment taking some quiet time at the hotel.

Oct 13, 2010 02:44 AM
Jason Aldrich
Aldrich's Home Inspections, Inc. - Sequim, WA
Sequim, WA Home Inspector

Steve - I hope you are having a good vacation! I am totally jealous.

Charles - No worries.

I hope to see you both at the training. I think it will be a worthwhile investment.

Oct 13, 2010 06:18 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Jason, I have paid up---see you there----lets work on that cheapskate Steve :)

Oct 13, 2010 04:56 PM