Starting a career? Changing careers? Then commercial building inspection can be an exciting and challenging opportunity. As a building inspector, or construction inspector, you’ll ensure that properties meet local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. Building inspectors typically are employed by a city, township or county, and they specialize in either residential or commercial buildings.
Commercial building inspectors are usually certified in an area such as plumbing, electrical or mechanical inspections. Most cities and counties also require certification by the state or the International Code Council (ICC). The inspector’s job is to enforce the codes dictated by the jurisdiction in which they work. To train to become a commercial building inspector, areas of study include drafting, building inspection, construction technology and home inspection. You might also pursue a bachelor’s degree in architecture or engineering.
Working as a building inspector is a job where you’ll work for someone else, not a business that you will operate on your own. If you want to start your own inspection business, then you should consider becoming a home inspector and/or commercial property inspector.
We Train Home and Commercial Property Inspectors
National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections, top-rated franchisors, enable franchise owners to become more than just home inspectors; they also become commercial property inspectors. NPI/GPI is the only franchisor to offer franchise owners this diversification of their businesses.
As an NPI or GPI franchise owner, you will own your business and work as a private contractor performing commercial building inspections. Our franchise owners/inspectors work for individuals, investors and companies that hire them to inspect properties to determine building conditions and components in need of repair — not necessarily due to code compliance but rather based on minimum standards for materials and workmanship that should be present in new or existing homes and commercial structures.
NPI/GPI offers the training you need to become a commercial property inspector. For more information about our franchise opportunities in home and commercial property inspection, visit www.npifranchise.com in the United States or www.gpifranchise.com in Canada.