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Old 10/18/12, 11:30 PM
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Thanks for all of your insight guys. This thread started with a question about report software, but now I have a laundry list of questions about commercial inspections that I can't seem to find many answers to. For now I will take all of your great advice and apply it all. If anyone has anymore suggestions for educational material it would be greatly appreciated.

Just for kicks, what was your biggest surprise or mistakes you guys made in the beginning of your commercial career? What are some easily avoidable problems you encountered as part of your learning curve?

Thanks again everyone
Please ask more as this stuff is some big secret.
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Old 10/19/12, 2:11 AM
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Apparently so! Lol
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Old 10/19/12, 5:41 AM
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Thanks for all of your insight guys. This thread started with a question about report software, but now I have a laundry list of questions about commercial inspections that I can't seem to find many answers to. For now I will take all of your great advice and apply it all. If anyone has anymore suggestions for educational material it would be greatly appreciated.

Just for kicks, what was your biggest surprise or mistakes you guys made in the beginning of your commercial career? What are some easily avoidable problems you encountered as part of your learning curve?

Thanks again everyone
The biggest surprise or mistakes are something you don't discuss in an open forum. You will learn by your mistakes.lol
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Old 10/20/12, 12:18 AM
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Good point! There's no problem with overdoing it to cover my a s s. Being a newbie all over again.....aaaarrrrgggggg! Haha
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Good point! There's no problem with overdoing it to cover my a s s. Being a newbie all over again.....aaaarrrrgggggg! Haha
You shouldn't have any problem, you're a Certified Master Inspector.
I see on your website that you provide a "thermal sweep" and a "digital video sweep". Can you explain how you do these? I've tried to keep up to this infrared stuff and can honestly say I never heard of these terms used with relation to infrared thermography. I see you are rainbow certified, was there a 2 for 1 package deal with the CMI thingy?
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Old 10/21/12, 1:17 AM
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I have a thermographer and energy auditor. His words not mine (maybe inside or Canuck lingo?) I also have a mold & air quality guy. I stick to the home, pool & spa's etc.
I'm not so worried about the inspecting of commercial properties as I am figuring out the execution, preparation, consulting etc. I don't want to wing it, or try to reinvent it. I'm just trying to research a system that has been proven to work. Unlike some, the CMI title does not magically make me a pro at all things inspection related. I need and want to learn and ensure proper execution of the process. No one is ever a "master" at anything. Title or not, I believe anyone in this business should be making a concerted effort to learn something new as often as possible. But again, thank you for the tips I've already looked into your association and have researched some of your reading material. It's much appreciated!
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Old 10/23/12, 3:38 PM
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Stephan,
My first question would be...what TYPE of commercial inspections are you talking about ? apartment buildings...strip malls...office buildings....restaurants.... factories....they are all different. We developed a commercial template based on the ASTM standards many years ago with Richard Weldon at Carson Dunlop....but like all templates it is a foundation to start from and build upon depending upon what type of commercial buildings you are inspecting.



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