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Poll results: Are you a building inspector too?

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  • Yes, I have at least one certification as a building inspector

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Thread: Membership in Building Inspection Trades

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
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    Membership in Building Inspection Trades

    I've decided to study for and take the 2009 IRC (B-1) and 2009 IBC (B-2) Building Inspection Exams sometime in 2011, in order to better myself on building construction/inspection codes. This won't cost a lot and will provide me with some knowledge I've desired for a long time. Our building department reports to me, so it will help me communicate at their level.

    How about you? Are you certified in any of the building inspection areas? Is it the International Codes or a specific state code (New York, California, Florida...)? Keeping up with this type of certification isn't expensive either at something like $30 every two years.
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    Go for it. There have been several times that I wish I did. Caution: don't let the inspection staff know about it until you are certain you passed.

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    Cyburbian ColoGI's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    Go for it. There have been several times that I wish I did. Caution: don't let the inspection staff know about it until you are certain you passed.
    Agreed on all.

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    Ha ha ha......

    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    Go for it. There have been several times that I wish I did. Caution: don't let the inspection staff know about it until you are certain you passed.
    Not only do they know about it, but I fully expect them to walk me through each chapter and do a great job of cross training the boss (me). I plan on taking several months to become familiar with the residential code first then by the end of 2011 I'll tackle the full building code. Remember, these are open book exams we are talking about.
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    Don't let the open book fool you, from what I've seen the mechanical\electrical\plumbing subtrade exams can be a killer. If you're not familiar with the terminology or how the code book is broken down, you'll spend the entire time hunting and pecking for answers. However, I have to say that the ICC Zoning Inspector, Permit Technician, and Property Maintenance were quite easy. A manager such as yourself should make the building official certification your goal

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