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ASHI Publications

Publication Descriptions

Consumer and Marketing Pamphlets

Consumer and Marketing Pamphlets*MC   $30/100 $135/500
(The prices above apply to the pamphlets below)

P-102 *MC Maintaining Your Home
 Solid public relations for you. Tells your client what to
 do, when to do it. Includes checklist and house schematic.
P-103 *MC Wet Basements
 Tells clients the basics of what they need to know about
 wet basements
P-104 *M  The Home Inspection and You
 Tells prospects what home inspection is, why to use an
 ASHI member.
P-105 *MC Give Your Attic a Breath of Fresh Air
 Details the importance of attic ventilation, explains
 methods.
P-106 *MC All About Roofs
 Basic facts, diagrams, and invaluable information about
 leaks, maintenance, safety, and roofers.
P-107 *MC Electrical Power and Safety in Your Home
 Safety rules, basic facts on electricity, and more.
P-108 *MC The Facts About Exterior Walls
 General information about different wall exteriors and
 the importance of maintenance.
P-109 *MC Your Plumbing System
 Basic facts, illustrations, and important maintenance
 information about residential plumbing.
P-110 *M  For Real Estate Professionals Only
 Describes ASHI, home inspections, and how they benefit
 real estate sales transactions
P-111 *M  Marketing Tips for Home Sellers
 An advice-packed booklet that can be used by sales agents
 to enhance credibility and promote pre-listing home inspections.

P-112 *MC Consumer Reports Book Flyer    $10/100 $90/1000
 Include this flyer with your inspection reports to promote
 the sale of ASHI's and CRB's "Preventative Home Maintenance"
 book. (Not to be used for business promotion.)

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Conference Proceedings

Annual Conference Proceedings      $25.00*MC  $45.00*P
(The prices above apply to the proceedings below)

CP-95C 1995 Conference (Calgary)
 (TB Added)
CP-95  1995 Conference (Orlando)
 Includes over 30 sessions focusing on current issues facing
 the home inspection profession. Basic, specialty, business,
 and legal issues are covered. Also included is information
 from over 15 roundtable sessions.
CP-94SD   1994 Conference (San Diego)
 Defining Your Services and Market Niche; Structure Evaluation;
 Insulation and Ventilation in Residential Construction;
 Swimming Pool and SPA Inspection; Environmental Inspections
CP-93  1993 Conference (San Antonio)
 Solar Systems-A Bright New Look; Dealing with Contract
 Disclosure and Creating More Legal Ease; What it Takes
 To Become an Expert Witness; The Ins and Outs of Framing
 Defects
CP-92  1992 Conference (New Orleans)
 Succeeding in a Competitive Market; Diagnosing Moisture
 Problems; Gas-Fired Warm Air Heating Systems; Getting
 Started in the Home Inspection Business; Plumbing Systems;
 The Crack Detective; and Residential Electrical Systems, just
 to name a few.
CP-91  1991 Conference (Phoenix)
 Creating a 1990's Market Plan that Works; Tile & Slate
 Roofing; When Your Spouse is Your Business Partner; Wood
 Framing and several other topics.
CP-90  1990 Conference (Nashville)
 Roof System Inspections Criteria; Home Inspections Using
 The National Electrical Code Book; Liability and Litigation
 for the Home Inspector; Moisture; Masonry Inspection;
 Report Writing... and more.

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ASHI Standards of Practice

ASHI Standards of Practice

B-200 *MC the basic ASHI reference    $25/50
 Covers what and what not to inspect. Every paid applicant
 is given a copy. Lost yours? Re-order several. Revised 1994.

ASHI Technical Journals

ASHI Technical Journals      $12.*MC  $16.*P
(The prices above apply to the Journals below)

V1-1   Winter 1991 Vol.1 No.1
V1-2   Summer 1991 Vol.1 No.2
V2-1   Winter 1992 Vol.2 No.1
V3-1   Spring 1993 Vol.3 No.1
VSET   Complete set of all four volumes  $30.*MC  $40.*P

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ASHI Training Manual

A Training Manual for Home Inspectors    $25.*MC  $50.*P
(The prices above pertain to individual chapters below)
 The full training manual includes 11 individual chapters
 with tab dividers and comes in a quality 3-ring binder.
 Each chapter is separately bound and can be removed easily
 from the full set.

 Each chapter provides a simple procedure for examining
 the major system to be inspected, a checklist of possible
 deficiencies, explanations of possible causes, and hints
 about special tests. Written by Alfred L. Alk.

NOTE: The contents of these documents have NOT passed technical
review by the ASHI Technical Committee and may contain incomplete
or incorrect information. The manual is a helpful collection based
on work by an experienced inspector. Additional information is
needed for proper professional practice and for passing the ASHI Exam.

TM-1   Electrical Systems
TM-2   Central Heating
TM-3   Interiors
TM-4   Insects, Vermin, and Decay
TM-5   Roofing Systems
TM-6   Foundations, Basements, and Structures
TM-7   Central Air Conditioning
TM-8   Writing a Report
TM-9   Exteriors
TM-10  Plumbing
TM-11  Inspecting a Home
Complete set of all eleven chapters   $139.*MC $250.*P

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Public Relations

Public Relations Materials

PK-1  *MC ASHI Press Kit        $5.
PK-2D *MC ASHI Press Releases on IBM 3.5" disk $5. (WP 5.1)
PK-3S *MC Presentation to Realtors/Consumers
      Includes slides, script,
      and instruction manual    $50.
PK-4V *MC 90-minute video repeating a 3-
      minute PBS-TV segment     $10.
      on Home evaluation.
PK-5V  Educational Video     $40.*MC  $50.*P
 Home Inspection: Where Experience Counts! - a 15-minute
 educational/promotional video that explains and demonstrates
 the importance and benefits of home inspection and of using
 an ASHI Member. Hosted by Dean Johnson of PBS-TV's
 "Home time" series.

Miscellaneous Products

Miscellaneous Products

HC-1   Carrier HVAC Blue Book Ref Guide  $40.*MC  $50.*P

The ASHI Mailing List is available for rental. Call the ASHI Pubs
department for a price list and an order form.

*M   publications that can be purchased only by ASHI Members
*MC  publications that can be purchased only by ASHI Members and Candidates
*P   indicates price for members of the public (not ASHI Member/Candidate)

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Publications Price List

*M  = can be ordered only by ASHI Members
*MC = can be ordered only by ASHI Members or Candidates
*P  = can be ordered by the general public.

Consumer and Marketing Pamphlets*MC   $30/100 $135/500
(The prices above apply to the pamphlets below)

P-102 *MC Maintaining Your Home
P-103 *MC Wet Basements
P-104 *M  The Home Inspection and You
P-105 *MC Give Your Attic a Breath of Fresh Air
P-106 *MC All About Roofs
P-107 *MC Electrical Power and Safety in Your Home
P-108 *MC The Facts About Exterior Walls
P-109 *MC Your Plumbing System
P-110 *M  For Real Estate Professionals Only
P-111 *M  Marketing Tips for Home Sellers

P-112 *MC Consumer Reports Book Flyer    $10/100 $90/1000

Annual Conference Proceedings      $25.00*MC  $45.00*P
(The prices above apply to the proceedings below)

CP-95C 1995 Conference (Calgary)
CP-95  1995 Conference (Orlando)
CP-94SD   1994 Conference (San Diego)
CP-93  1993 Conference (San Antonio)
CP-92  1992 Conference (New Orleans)
CP-91  1991 Conference (Phoenix)
CP-90  1990 Conference (Nashville)

ASHI Standards of Practice

B-200 *MC the basic ASHI reference    $25/50
(Note: single copies of the ASHI Standards of Practice are available
to the public at no charge.)

ASHI Technical Journals      $12.*MC  $16.*P
(The prices above apply to the Journals below)

V1-1   Winter 1991 Vol.1 No.1
V1-2   Summer 1991 Vol.1 No.2
V2-1   Winter 1992 Vol.2 No.1
V3-1   Spring 1993 Vol.3 No.1
VSET   Complete set of all four volumes  $30.*MC  $40.*P

A Training Manual for Home Inspectors    $25.*MC  $50.*P
(The prices above pertain to individual chapters below)

TM-1   Electrical Systems
TM-2   Central Heating
TM-3   Interiors
TM-4   Insects, Vermin, and Decay
TM-5   Roofing Systems
TM-6   Foundations, Basements, and Structures
TM-7   Central Air Conditioning
TM-8   Writing a Report
TM-9   Exteriors
TM-10  Plumbing
TM-11  Inspecting a Home
Complete set of all eleven chapters   $139.*MC $250.*P

Public Relations Materials

PK-1  *MC ASHI Press Kit        $5.
PK-2D *MC ASHI Press Releases on IBM 3.5" disk $5. (WP 5.1)
PK-3S *MC Presentation to Realtors/Consumers
      Includes slides, script,
      and instruction manual    $50.
PK-4V *MC 90-minute video repeating a 3-
      minute PBS-TV segment     $10.
PK-5V  Educational Video     $40.*MC  $50.*P

Miscellaneous Products

HC-1   Carrier HVAC Blue Book Ref Guide  $40.*MC  $50.*P

*M   publications that can be purchased only by ASHI Members
*MC  publications that can be purchased only by ASHI Members and Candidates
*P   indicates price for members of the public (not ASHI Member/Candidate)

Shipping Charges  (In $U.S.)

For amounts purchased    United States  Canada
Up to $50.         $ 5.00   $10.00
$51.00 to $100.00     $10.00   $15.00
Over $100.00       $15.00   $20.00
RUSH CHARGE        $25.00    Call ASHI HQ

Ordering Instructions

How to Order by Mail or FAX:

Print the Order Form (a copy is included in this file, or you can download and
use file PUBORDER.TXT), filling in the order information, and mail or fax it
to: ASHI Publications, 85 West Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 FAX:
708-290-1920. If you're an INTERNET user this is the safest approach since you
should NOT send Internet email that contains your credit card number. If you're
an ASHI ONLINE BBS user the email is secure and you can use the electronic
order procedure below.

How to Order Electronically:

For ASHI ONLINE BBS users, from the HQNEWS ONLINE Library, download to your
computer file PUBORDR.TXT. This is an ASCII file which you can edit to enter
your order information. Users who know how to capture screen images can capture
a copy of PUBORDR.TXT which is also included at the end of the text file you're
reading right now (ASHIPUBS.TXT).

Save the edited file, containing your specific order information,
ASCII file on your computer. Give it a unique name like DAN0577.TXT.

Write an Email message to Denise Herdrich at ASHI ONLINE, and either copy your
order text file into your message or send it as an attachment to your message.
(This publications order handling Email address will change to Rob Paterkiewicz
as soon as  we have  Rob's account set up on ASHI ONLINE, since he handles
publications.)

Be sure to include shipping charges. Sorry, but we'll have to return any
orders which are submitted without shipping charges or with imroper
calculations.

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Ordering Restrictions

Publications marked with "*M" next to the pub number can be ordered only by
ASHI Members.

Publications marked with "*MC" can be ordered by ASHI Members or Candidates

Publications marked "*P" can be ordered by the general public.

WARNING: Since payment must accompany the order, orders by fax or email will
need to use a credit card number. PRIVATE EMAIL on ASHI ONLINE is secure for
this purpose. NEVER type your credit card information in public places like
forums or on Internet. From those locations anyone could use your card without
your consent.

Keep a copy of your order for your own records. All orders received with
proper payment will be handled and shipped within 3-4 weeks of receipt. Orders
will ship via UPS ground service. RUSH orders will ship the next business day.

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Publications Order Form

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PUBORDER.TXT  -  ONLINE ORDER FORM - From Internet, Print and Mail/FAX this form

This is the ASHI Publications Order Form

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*NOTE: for Consumer Pamphlets only,   Subtotal ________
"F" = ship flat (for imprinting ONLY by
ASHI Members) or "E" = folded for #10 env.  Shipping ________

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARY     Total US$________

Name_____________________________ Date_________ Company__________________

Street_________________________ City_____________ State ____ ZIP_________
          (Orders can't be filled to PO Boxes)
Telephone(Required)_________________

___ASHI Member ___Candidate

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   ** Internet users should print and mail or fax this form to ASHI **
** ATTENTION INTERNET USERS - DO NOT SEND CREDIT CARD NUMBERS BY EMAIL **

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Signature (Required)______________________________________________________

Where to Send Your Order

MAIL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TO:

ASHI Publications, 85 West Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
FAX: 708-290-1920.

NOTE: All non-RUSH orders received with proper payment will be shipped via UPS
Ground within 3-4 weeks of receipt. RUSH Orders will ship the next business day
via UPS 2nd Day Air.

 

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