Terms Beginning with "I"
IAC2: International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants
IAQ: Indoor air quality.
ICC: International Code Council
identify: to notice and report.
immediate cost: estimated cost of remedying an existing safety hazard, or repairing a system or component that will likely fail within a year.
imminent danger: a condition which could cause serious or life-threatening injury or death.
indicator compounds: Chemical compounds, such as carbon dioxide, whose presence at certain concentrations may be used to estimate certain building conditions (e.g., airflow, presence of sources).
individual rung ladders: a type of fixed ladder that has rungs individually attached to a building or structure.
infestation: the presence of insects, rats, vermin or other pests.
infill: area of the railing system bounded by the railing posts, cap, rail and the deck.
infiltration: the uncontrolled inward air leakage into a building.
inspect: to examine readily accessible systems and components safely, using normal operating controls, and accessing readily accessible areas, in accordance with these Standards of Practice.
inspected property: the readily accessible areas of the buildings, site, items, components and systems included in the inspection.
inspection: the process of an inspector collecting information through visual observation during a walk-through survey of the subject property, conducting research about the property, and then generating a meaningful report about the condition of the property based on the observations made and research conducted by the inspector. A commercial inspection requires the inspector to make observations, conduct research, and report findings.
inspector: one who performs the commercial property inspection.
installed: attached or connected such that the installed item requires a tool for removal.
InterNACHI: International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
internal drainage: A drainage system on a low-slope roof where water flows from the high points, usually the edge areas, to a built-in drainage system that leads down through the interior of the building.
interview: to discuss with those who have knowledge about the subject property.
IPM: Integrated pest management.