CCPIA Articles - Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association

Commercial Water Towers

Water towers are large, elevated water storage containers designed to hold a water supply at a height sufficient to pressurize a water distribution system. How They Work The height of the tower provides the hydrostatic pressure for the water supply system. The volume of the reservoir and the diameter of the piping regulate water pressure…

CCPIA Articles - Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association

Commercial Real Estate Terms Inspectors Should Know

If your inspection business has outgrown your home office, consider leasing or purchasing commercial property.  In addition to determining your new office’s size and location, and the budget you’ll need for monthly costs, you should familiarize yourself with some basic terms of the transaction.  Always consult with a trusted commercial property broker and an attorney…

CCPIA Articles - Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association

Building Permits

What is a building permit? A building permit is a permit required for new construction or renovations to existing structures. Local municipalities issue building permits for work that could affect the public’s health or safety, if improperly performed. How is a building permit obtained? In order to obtain a building permit, certain information must be…

CCPIA Articles - Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association

Barn Inspection

A barn is an agricultural building, typically located on a ranch or farm (or former ranch or farm), and used for a variety of purposes, including: the storage of farming vehicles, equipment, and supplies; housing livestock; storing hay and other livestock food supplies; and as a covered work area. Inspectors who work in rural areas…

CCPIA Articles - Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association

Baghouse Inspection

A baghouse, or fabric collector, is the generic name for an air pollution-control device designed to filter dust and other fine particles from contaminated air in commercial and industrial facilities. Baghouses provide clean air for employees and customers, protect the environment of nearby equipment, and lessen the plant’s contribution to outdoor air pollution. Baghouses control…

CCPIA News - Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association

CCPIA Announces Maggie Aey as Executive Director

BOULDER, Colo. (Feb. 7, 2018) – The Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) has appointed Maggie Aey as its Executive Director. CCPIA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization and federally tax-exempt membership trade association that provides education, training, and other business development resources to commercial property inspectors in North America. Aey’s background as Executive Assistant at…