CCPIA Members Receive Free Trial of Homeworthy Inspection System

The Homeworthy Inspection System provides a robust commercial property inspection experience. Some of the inspection report templates that may be of interest to a commercial property inspector include: Construction Stage Report Disability Access & Facilities Assessment Fire Penetrations Assessment Commercial Dilapidation Report Building Hand Over Report Property Managers Periodic Condition Report The mobile application also…

CCPIA Members Receive up to 10% Off Entire Purchase of RS Means

RS Means, brought to you by Gordian, provides accurate and up-to-date reference materials for construction standards, building maintenance schedules, and repair/replacement cost estimating data for different types of commercial buildings including light commercial, heavy commercial, and multi-family housing. Various products that might be of interest to commercial property inspectors include: Cost Planning and Estimating for…

Become a Certified Commercial Property Inspector

Steps: Complete the Commercial Inspection Standards of Practice Course (online and included with membership). Complete the Commercial Inspection Code of Ethics Course (online and included with membership). Attend Commercial Property Inspection Technical Training (live for an additional fee but includes a discount with membership). These courses follow the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties which has been a…

Commercial Building Inspection Training

Announcement: Commercial Property Inspection Technical Course Registration

Course Description This 3-day course reviews commercial property systems and related components, including the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, structure and roofing, for the most commonly inspected commercial building types, while highlighting the major differences when compared to residential properties. This course will also review methodology for inspection pricing/fees and report writing, and is taught in accordance…

Commercial Building Inspection Technical Course

Commercial Property Inspection Technical Course (Live)

Course Description This three-day course reviews commercial property systems and related components, including the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, structure and roofing, for the most commonly inspected commercial building types, while highlighting the major differences when compared to residential properties. This course will also review methodology for inspection pricing/fees and report writing, and is taught in accordance…

Cast-Iron Steam Boilers

Cast-iron boilers are often found in residential applications and small commercial installations. These boilers are compact and function exclusively in low-pressure steam or hot-water applications. The physical size of a cast-iron steam boiler can be quite large, with the sections visible, since it has no casing. Cast-iron is basically steel. It has higher levels of…

Fuel or Gas Train for Commercial Boilers

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector The fuel or gas train is a series of components – some working independently, and others working in tandem with alternate components – that connect the burner of a gas-fired boiler, which help to ensure the commercial steam boiler’s safe operation. Boiler explosions can happen…

Low-Water Cutoffs

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector An integral part of every steam boiler is a low-water cutoff. A safety feature born of necessity in the 1920s, this device interrupts the operation of a boiler if it runs out of water. Prior to its invention, empty boilers would continue to run, with…

Do Online Reviews of my Business Matter?

Do Online Reviews of My Business Matter?

In our digital world, the experience your customers share online about their interaction with your commercial property inspection business will determine your online reputation. The pervasiveness of social media, online directories and sharing apps have made online reviews an extremely influential marketing resource. Positive reviews can help your business flourish, while negative reviews could damage……

Commercial Inspection Website Guidance

Making the decision to become a commercial property inspector is a great move to expand your career in an important and growing industry. When adding commercial inspections to the other services you offer, you must change your mindset and marketing strategy in order to be successful. Commercial inspection clientele consists mostly of business professionals and……

Commercial Electrical Inspections Workshop

Join us for a Commercial Electrical Inspections Workshop on Wednesday, June 12 at 3:00-5:00 PM. The event is part of InterNACHI’s Annual Convention June 11-14 in Boulder, Colorado. This is a free event but you must register to attend. In this two-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the key differences between residential and commercial electrical inspections.…