• Construction and Building Inspectors
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Construction and building inspectors make sure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.

What do they typically do

  • Review plans to make sure they meet building codes, local ordinances, and zoning regulations
  • Approve building plans that are satisfactory
  • Monitor construction sites periodically to ensure overall compliance
  • Use survey instruments, metering devices, and test equipment to perform inspections
  • Inspect plumbing, electrical, and other systems to make sure that they meet code
  • Verify alignment, level, and elevation of structures to ensure building compliance
  • Issue violation notices and stop-work orders until building is compliant
  • Keep daily logs, including photographs taken during inspection

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