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    Default Unethical and may even be illegal

    I was just researching adobe wall restoration and related info. I inspected an adobe house built in 1950, and wanted to learn more. I found a well written brief put out by the National Park service titled "Preservation of Historic Buildings".
    I read it several times. Then I clicked on the next search result and there was a piece on the InterNachi site.
    Title was "Adobe Inspection" by Nick Gromicko.
    He had plagerized the National Park sevice brief almost word for word, without giving credit to any of the professionals who did the research and helped write the brief. There were a few words changed here and there but as far as I know, what he did is illegal and completely unethical.
    He pit his name on somethinrg making it appear like he had written it when in reality he copied and pasted a brief that someone else wrote, and put it on the Internachi website. Plagerizing is a crime. My question is, how can a professional keep any kind of reputation while doing things like that?

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    Default Re: Unethical and may even be illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Chambers View Post
    I was just researching adobe wall restoration and related info. I inspected an adobe house built in 1950, and wanted to learn more. I found a well written brief put out by the National Park service titled "Preservation of Historic Buildings".
    I read it several times. Then I clicked on the next search result and there was a piece on the InterNachi site.
    Title was "Adobe Inspection" by Nick Gromicko.
    He had plagerized the National Park sevice brief almost word for word, without giving credit to any of the professionals who did the research and helped write the brief. There were a few words changed here and there but as far as I know, what he did is illegal and completely unethical.
    He pit his name on somethinrg making it appear like he had written it when in reality he copied and pasted a brief that someone else wrote, and put it on the Internachi website. Plagerizing is a crime. My question is, how can a professional keep any kind of reputation while doing things like that?
    are these the articles in question
    https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-prese...-buildings.htm
    https://www.nachi.org/adobe-inspection.htm

    professoinal personal matters of opinion should be handled in person or by direct communication
    i can only suggest you try contacting them or their attys
    https://www.nachi.org/contact.htm

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    Default Re: Unethical and may even be illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Chambers View Post
    He pit his name on somethinrg making it appear like he had written it when in reality he copied and pasted a brief that someone else wrote, and put it on the Internachi website. Plagerizing is a crime. My question is, how can a professional keep any kind of reputation while doing things like that?
    Outside those who drink his Kool-Aid ... that IS the reputation he has ... so those things just keep that reputation going.

    Those who do drink his Kool-Aid ... they don't see any problem with it ... so what's the problem with keeping that reputation?

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    Default Re: Unethical and may even be illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by BARRY ADAIR View Post
    are these the articles in question
    https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-prese...-buildings.htm
    https://www.nachi.org/adobe-inspection.htm

    professoinal personal matters of opinion should be handled in person or by direct communication
    i can only suggest you try contacting them or their attys
    https://www.nachi.org/contact.htm
    Yes, they are. You are probably right Barry, I was just shocked and surprised by this. I will certainly bring it to the attention of the powers that be, we have plagerizum laws for good reason. What I said is simply the truth, I dont see any harm in bringing it up. I dont see this as personal, but as a breach of ethical behaviour that can affect the reputation of this industry as a whole.


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    Default Re: Unethical and may even be illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Chambers View Post
    I was just researching adobe wall restoration and related info. I inspected an adobe house built in 1950, and wanted to learn more. I found a well written brief put out by the National Park service titled "Preservation of Historic Buildings".
    I read it several times. Then I clicked on the next search result and there was a piece on the InterNachi site.
    Title was "Adobe Inspection" by Nick Gromicko.
    He had plagerized the National Park sevice brief almost word for word, without giving credit to any of the professionals who did the research and helped write the brief. There were a few words changed here and there but as far as I know, what he did is illegal and completely unethical.
    He pit his name on somethinrg making it appear like he had written it when in reality he copied and pasted a brief that someone else wrote, and put it on the Internachi website. Plagerizing is a crime. My question is, how can a professional keep any kind of reputation while doing things like that?

    Snicker.....that's all you found?

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    Default Re: Unethical and may even be illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by BARRY ADAIR View Post
    are these the articles in question
    https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to8-pres...-buildings.htm
    https://www.nachi.org/adobe-inspection.htm

    professoinal personal matters of opinion should be handled in person or by idirect communication
    i can only suggest you try contacting them or their attys
    https://www.nachi.org/contact.htm
    J
    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Chambers View Post
    , ..... I dont see this as personal, but as a breach of ethical behaviour that can affect the reputation of this industry as a whole.
    Elisabeth, as time goes by you will realize that your confusion over ethics and morals take second place to the mindset that "Marketing" trump's everything. I would not be surprised that the Nachi site is riddled with what you have uncovered.

    You will also find those that will ask you to take your discussion elsewhere rather than air your observations and concerns in this forum, as Barry has suggested.

    Also do not be surprised if you are vedbally atacked from the Nachi community. Aŕaaaaaaaaah the anticipation...


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