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Becoming a Building Inspector
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Becoming a Building Inspector

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Also known as Building Certifier, Building Surveyor.
Inspects buildings to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and advises on building requirements. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 1.5 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,623
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 15,100

What does a Building Inspector do?

  • assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • coordinating works programs
  • inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment


  • Electrical Installation Inspector

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