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Promote your membership to the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) with a free CCPIA clothing patch. Add it to your work polos, jackets, hats, and other apparel. These patches can be sewn on to almost anything and can lure the interest of building owners, and commercial real estate agents, buyers, and sellers. Only available…

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Conducting Research

About this video: This video reviews the research portion of a commercial property inspection and discusses methods to perform it with the person(s) with the most knowledge.   More resources like this:  Notice to Building Occupants Letter Online Standards of Practice Course Pre-Inspection Questionnaire Request for Documents and Person(s) with Knowledge

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Issue Identification and Field Collection

About this video: This video reviews how the walk-through survey can be incorporated with different inspection approaches. It also provides a baseline procedure to start a commercial property inspection.   More resources like this:  Online Standards of Practice Course Commercial Inspection Procedure and ComSOP Inspector Outlet

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Determining the Cost of a Commercial Inspection

About this video: This video explains four methods a commercial inspector can use to determine the cost of the inspection.   More resources like this:  Instructions for Commercial Property Inspection Fee Calculator Reserve Studies How to Price a Commercial Inspection Commercial Property Inspection Agreement (between Inspector and Client)

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Who Can Perform a Commercial Property Inspection?

About this video: This video discusses how all commercial inspections are unique and reviews three basic approaches a commercial inspector can take to a project: the single inspector; the team inspector; and experts or specialty consultants. Although it is important to understand the three basic approaches to an inspection, it is of greatest relevance to…

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What Is a Commercial Property Inspection?

About this video: This video defines a commercial property inspection, according to the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP). It also reviews the basic skill set a home inspector possesses to start performing commercial inspections.   More resources like this:  Performing Commercial Inspections How Home Inspectors Can Market Their Commercial Inspection Services…

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Backflow Preventers at Commercial Properties

Backflow preventers can be complex and are best thoroughly inspected by a plumbing professional or a certified backflow prevention inspector. However, it’s important for the commercial property inspector to be able to identify common devices and assemblies in order to accurately note them in the commercial property inspection report. Additionally, if you decide to hire…

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Inspecting the Commercial Kitchen Exhaust

Many commercial building inspections include some sort of kitchen. Some kitchens are similar to those found in homes, while others are much more complex in terms of size and system components. Understanding the technical components of a commercial kitchen exhaust hood will help the commercial inspector better identify defects and work with specialty consultants or…

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Creating Your Commercial Inspection Team

No one person has all the technical knowledge to perform every commercial inspection single-handedly.  Many commercial inspection projects simply demand that a number of experts and specialists be contracted to help complete the inspection project. The International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties defines “consultant” as: “a person with particular expertise in a subject who assists the…