What does a building inspector do?
- Ensure codes of compliance and legislation are met by developers
- Provide advice and assistance to builders, owners and developers
- Assess whether building plans conform to building regulations
- Issue building permits and compliance certificates
- Inspect safety conditions, energy efficiency and accessibility of buildings
What skills do I need to be a building inspector?
- A highly technical mind with a knack for problem solving
- Good communication and listening skills
- Management and leadership skills
- Organisational and forecasting abilities
- Great attention to detail
As building inspectors can be involved with all parts of the construction process, including architectural planning, construction, finance, plumbing and surveying, there are many potential avenues of specialisation. A capable building inspector demonstrates their ability to oversee and tweak all facets of a project’s development and thus, possesses the knowledge and wherewithal to navigate other avenues in the growing building industry.