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What Inspectors Are Saying About CCPIA

What Inspectors Are Saying About CCPIA “Last year, we did our largest inspection with a utility company that reached out to us and found us on the CCPIA website. We bid on the project for $17,500, and we won the job. We recently did another inspection for them for $1,700 for a much smaller building……

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Reliance Letter from a Commercial Property Inspector

When a commercial property inspector provides a due diligence report (i.e., an inspection report or environmental assessment) as part of their client’s commercial real estate (CRE) transaction, it is for the sole use of the inspector’s client. In this case, the legal concept of “privity of contract” applies. Privity of contract is a common legal…

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Commercial Property Code Inspection Exam Prep Tool

Commercial property inspectors are not responsible for determining and reporting on code compliance, and code primarily lies beyond the interest of the most common types of commercial property inspection clientele. However, many commercial property inspectors like to be able to recognize code violations, especially on new-construction inspections, as it can indicate substantial defects and safety…

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ICC Approves CCPIA’s Code of Ethics Course

International Code Council (ICC) has approved Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association’s (CCPIA) Commercial Property Inspection Code of Ethics for 0.10 CEUs. Course type: On-Demand Course #: 24825 This online course includes a series of videos that review the CCPIA Code of Ethics that all members must abide by in the ordinary course of business. There…

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ICC Approves CCPIA’s Commercial Property Inspection Standards of Practice Course

International Code Council (ICC) has approved Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association’s (CCPIA) Commercial Property Inspection Standards of Practice Course for 0.40 CEUs. Course type: On-Demand Course #: 24824 This online course includes a series of videos and readings that review Section 1 through 9 of the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP). …

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Reinforced Concrete Structures: Conventionally Reinforced Concrete vs. Pre-Stressed Concrete

Terms You Should Know: post-tensioning: a pre-stressing technique where steel strands are tensioned after the concrete is cast pre-stressed: concrete that undergoes internal stresses from reinforcing steel strands to offset tension stress of future loads pre-tensioning: a pre-stressing technique where steel strands are tensioned prior to the concrete being cast rebar: nickname for reinforcing bar…

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Anatomy of a Commercial Property Inspection Proposal

Commercial Property Inspection Format: Introduction Property Address & Building Description Standards of Practice Scope of Work Fees & Retainer Establish Your Delivery Timeframe & Method Create an Expiration Date Acceptance How to Draft a Commercial Property Inspection Proposal The client may have limited experience with commercial property inspections and building systems and components, so it…