Unlike a home or a building inspector, a construction inspector remains connected to the work site until all construction is completed. Given below are some of the duties of a construction inspector –
- Pre-construction check – The soil and the earth are checked to see if it can provide a strong support for the building.
- Area construction Laws – The inspector checks to see if the construction plans are void of any local and national construction violation.
- Building Plans – The plans are looked over. Any violations or errors are reported.
- Foundation – The skeleton structure and the foundation are checked to see if they are strong enough.
- Construction – Periodic inspections are conducted throughout the construction period to make sure the plan is followed.
- Alignment – Alignment and elevation are checked to see if they are according to the plan.
- Error correction – If any mistakes or code violations are found the inspector can close down any other construction plans until the violation or error is fixed.
- Electric – All electric wiring and sockets are checked.
- Plumbing – Water plumbing including rainwater drainage and sewage pipes are checked.
- Safety – Fire alarm, smoke detectors, and fire escapes are checked.
- Communication – The inspector is also supposed to be in constant communication with the builders, architects, designers, client, and the local governing body.
- Logs – Official construction logs and information is to be maintained by the inspector.
A construction inspector acts as a linchpin in any construction project. Construction inspections in Melbourne are conducted by licenced and verified construction inspectors who mostly work for the government.