A construction building inspector ensures general public safety requirements are met by determining the structural quality of commercial buildings and residential construction projects. Before the build, they review building plans to assess adherence to contract specifications, zoning regulations, and building codes; and they measure the elevation and alignment of structures on worksites by conducting land surveys. They perform thorough building inspections for structural soundness on worksites and follow all phases of the project to be sure construction activities and methods conform to current safety standards, ordinances, and regulations. They typically work on-site when conducting inspections and in an office setting when writing reports. Construction building inspectors generally work for construction companies or for city or municipality entities.