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Construction Building Inspector

Construction Building Inspector job overview

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.

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Construction Building Inspector job summary

We are seeking a certified and experienced construction building inspector to join our growing team. You will review building plans, conduct thorough worksite inspections, create inspection reports, and monitor construction sites for process and code conformance. Our ideal applicant will have several years of construction industry experience and will be up to date with inspection techniques, safety standards, construction methods, and zone regulations. If you’re an experienced, reliable team player with strong communication skills and a keen eye for structural quality, please apply today!


Ashburn, VA
Construction Building Inspector responsibilities
  • Analyze blueprints and building plans to be sure they meet contract specifications, local building code ordinances, electrical code safety standards, and zoning regulations
  • Conduct land surveys to determine leveling, alignment, and elevation of structures on worksites
  • Utilize test equipment, survey instruments, and metering devices to perform a thorough inspection of construction projects
  • Perform a thorough building inspection for structural soundness, including heating systems, air conditioning, roofing, foundation, sewer, electrical systems, hoists, escalators, and plumbing systems
  • Monitor construction sites through all phases of construction and assure construction activities meet conformance to general public safety standards
  • Issue stop-work orders and violation notices to construction sites when needed, approve satisfactory plans, issue permits, and produce written inspection reports
  • Maintain detailed and accurate daily logs and photos for inspection recordkeeping
Construction Building Inspector qualifications
  • A high school diploma is required - some college or technical education is attractive in the area of building inspection technology, engineering, construction management, or construction technology
  • 2-3 years of construction industry experience is desired working with construction trades as a plumbing inspector, real estate home inspector, or mechanical inspector
  • Current building inspector certification through the International Code Council (ICC)or similar association is highly desired, but not required
  • Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record is needed
  • Familiarity with inspection techniques, zoning regulations, construction methods, and state and local safety regulations and ordinances is crucial
  • Mechanical knowledge, strong decision making, and communication skills are essential
Construction Building Inspector compensation

$44,678 (National Average)

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