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Commercial Inspection Legal Case Library

CCPIA’s Commercial Inspection Legal Case Library is a compilation of summaries of legal cases involving lawsuits in the commercial inspection industry. Some cases involve commercial building property owners or developers,…

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Vestibule Inspection

A vestibule is a completely enclosed unconditioned space that separates the interior of a building from the exterior. It creates an air-locked entrance and acts as an entryway into a…

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Inspecting Air Curtain Units

An air curtain unit (ACU), also known as an air door, is a mechanical device used to create an invisible barrier between two different environments. It generates a controlled stream…

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Visual Inspection of Concrete

Most information available about concrete is written for contractors, for those who design concrete mixes, and for those who perform invasive testing. The information provided here is specifically for those…

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Zoning Ordinances for Inspectors

Zoning ordinances are restrictions on land use set by local governments. These may be use-based or they may regulate lot coverage, building height, or a variety of other characteristics.  Inspectors…

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Window Films

Business owners can employ a number of methods to “green up” their indoor environments to make the interior more comfortable and to lower heating and cooling costs.  One method is…

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Steel Siding Inspection

Steel siding includes a variety of building cladding made from steel, which is an alloy of iron that contains a small amount of carbon. Long preferred as a siding material…

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