CCPIA Articles - Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association

Commercial and Home Inspector Safety: Carcinogens on the Job

Commercial and residential inspectors know that facing potential dangers in the course of their inspections is an inherent risk of the job.  In addition to wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and arming themselves with the proper tools and safety devices, inspectors must also maintain awareness of their exposure to various materials within the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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