Top Residential Building Inspector Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Residential Building Inspector. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Residential Building Inspector resumes they appeared on. For example, 8.1% of Residential Building Inspector resumes contained Safety Codes as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Residential Building Inspector actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Residential Building Inspector resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Safety Codes

high Demand
Here's how Safety Codes is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Inspected or reviewed projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, or other regulations.

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2. Residential Properties

high Demand
Here's how Residential Properties is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Perform a wide range of insurance loss control inspections for commercial and residential properties.
  • Inspected residential properties; conducted interviews with homeowners; took specific digital photos of property and completed detailed reports.
  • Photographed and documented damage assessments and occupancy status of residential properties for various mortgage companies and banks.
  • Performed prior to completion inspections of residential and commercial construction projects, including completing inspections on over 600 residential properties.
  • Conducted inspections and compiled risk assessment reports of residential properties for the insurance industry.
  • Inspected residential properties for structural damage and prepared reports for homeowners.

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3. Residential Inspections

high Demand
Here's how Residential Inspections is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Completed part-time residential inspections for on call piece work.
  • Full residential inspections for residential homes, condominiums, and commercial buildings.
  • Provide residential inspections to assure the client is purchasing a sound home.
  • Perform residential inspections for buyers and sellers of homes.
  • Scheduled and completed up to 20 residential inspections per day.
  • Preformed residential inspections and provided reports for customers, realtors and attorneys.

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4. Local Building Codes

high Demand
Here's how Local Building Codes is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Inspected residential roof replacements to ensure contractor compliance with local building codes Consistently exceeded quotas while maintaining quality of inspections
  • Gained knowledge of local building codes and worked closely with contractors and subcontractors in the area.
  • Perform plans review and site inspection of commercial and residential projects for compliance with state and local building codes.
  • Insure all structures where safe, and in compliance with state and local building codes.
  • Analyzed and correctly interpret blue prints for local building codes.
  • State and Local building codes and safety requirements.

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5. Real Estate

high Demand
Here's how Real Estate is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Photographed and documented findings in a digital report according to the California Real Estate Inspector Association (CREIA) standards.
  • Certified to Perform WDI reports for Real Estate transactions.
  • Certified in WDI reports for Real Estate transactions.
  • Work with a Network of Real Estate Agents to assist the clients of the conserns and features of their prospective home
  • Coordinated and interfaced with real estate agents and buyers, discussing any issues of concern and potential curativeoptions.
  • Provide complete Home Inspection for prosective buyers of Residential and Commercial Real Estate Properties.
  • present Inspect and report building conditions to Homeowners and Real Estate Agents.

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6. New Construction

high Demand
Here's how New Construction is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Traveled to outlying islands where both new construction and renovations were being carried out.
  • Inspected new construction and remodeling projects for the city.
  • home owners and contractors) for new construction and existing renovations.
  • home owners and contractors) for new construction and existingrenovations.
  • Perform residential, commercial and industrial building inspections relative to new construction and remodeling.
  • Inspected new construction and major improvements to existing structures to determine the value.

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7. Hvac

high Demand
Here's how Hvac is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Performed Duct Blaster testing on all HVAC equipment to verity it is within all standards.
  • Worked with project manager for major renovations including plumbing, drywall, painting, electrical, HVAC and carpentry.
  • Conducted energy audits; built HVAC systems to house specs, built solar proposals.
  • Inspected and witnessed the testing and commissioning of the HVAC equipment.
  • Witnessed County inspections of the HVAC system.
  • Test HVAC system for air tightness.

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8. Termite

high Demand
Here's how Termite is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Inspected residential homes for termites, insects, and rodents.
  • Assessed termite damage and client negligence pertaining to residential and commercial dwellings
  • Completed over 2,000 inspections including termite/wood-destroying insect and radon inspections.
  • Conduct termite inspections for mortgage qualifications
  • Conducted non-invasive examination of the condition of a home to determine the existence of termites, insects and small rodents.
  • Formed a strategic partnership with a termite inspection company and real estate professionals to market both services to mutual customers.

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9. Residential Homes

high Demand
Here's how Residential Homes is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Completed energy audits on residential homes.
  • Job duties include: inspect residential homes and determine a solution.
  • Inspect interior and exterior of residential homes.
  • Evaluate & Inspect residential homes preceding a foreclosure Working indirectly with the Fannie Mae Foundation & major realtor firms.
  • Do necessary maintenance as required to properties Hang, finish, and paint drywall in residential homes
  • Completed comprehensive inspections of residential homes and the surrounding property.

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10. Architects

high Demand
Here's how Architects is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Provided necessary interaction to construction trades, architects, and engineers for ensuring adherence to plans and specifications.
  • Ensured coordination between engineers, architects, design drafters, and Community Development Organizers.
  • Coordinate with departmental staff, agencies, architects, engineers, property owners and contractors to ensure effective delivery of service.
  • Communicate with architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, as well as the owners or owners representatives and project managers.
  • Work with designers, Architects, and Engineers to produce well conceptualized building projects within Mendocino County's jurisdiction.
  • Review and maintain Mutual policies and regulations, coordinate enforcement, consult with architects, engineers, and contractors.

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11. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Provided customer service with computer generated inspection report presentation.
  • Commended for excellent construction service and customer service skills on performance reviews.
  • Interviewed residents of inhabited properties and assisted them in contacting Bank of America customer service representatives.
  • Achieved brand recognition through marketing and impeccable customer service Provided a professional, detailed inspection report of the home or business
  • Respond to customers need and provides appropriate assistance and information, utilizing professional customer service skills.
  • Provided professional customer service to homeowners in need of banking explanations.

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12. Insurance Companies

average Demand
Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Inspect and survey interiors and exteriors of homes and commercial properties in Western Michigan for insurance companies.
  • Make on-sight inspection and complete report including pictures and sketches for home owner insurance companies.
  • Collect payments Perform code and structural research Proficient use of Mitpro software to report to insurance companies Trained other inspectors
  • Perform mechanical claim inspections and document with photos for extended warranty and insurance companies.
  • Manage weekly caseloads, schedule appointments, and provide independent information verification for insurance companies in strict time-service guidelines.
  • Coordinate and perform exterior residential inspections for multiple insurance companies.

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13. High Value

average Demand
Here's how High Value is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Perform high value residential replacement cost appraisals.
  • Performed insurance site surveys for Mueller Services including residential, commercial and high value.
  • Provided exterior, interior and high value residential inspections for insurance purposes.

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14. Plan Review

average Demand
Here's how Plan Review is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Assisted in the plan review process for compliance with the UCC Commercial Construction Codes.
  • Performed entire plan review process for compliance with the UCC Residential Codes.
  • Assist homeowners and contractors during the plan submittal and plan review phase of each project.
  • Perform commercial and residential plan reviews to ensure compliance with adopted City building codes, ordinances and polices.
  • Work in concert with permits and plan review while performing duties of field inspector.
  • Prepared reports on inspection and plan review process such as any findings and recommendations as needed.

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15. Residential Construction Projects

average Demand
Here's how Residential Construction Projects is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Performed structural inspections throughout all phases of commercial and residential construction projects.
  • Performed building inspections on both commercial and residential construction projects for State building code compliance.
  • Inspect commercial and residential construction projects and perform plan reviews.
  • Performed inspections on new and upgrade residential construction projects to ensure code compliance for Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and Building
  • Position involved visiting commercial and residential construction projects to assure work performed complied with approved plans and specifications.
  • Complete Inspections of Commercial and Residential Construction Projects Review plans for code Compliance Meet with contractors and homeowners to resolve any issues

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16. Complete Inspection Reports

average Demand
Here's how Complete Inspection Reports is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Create building diagrams and complete inspection reports using computer based programs.

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17. Fema

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Here's how Fema is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Verified homeowner damaged property according to FEMA and SBA documentation by accurately recording and verifying the destroyed property dimensions.
  • Recorded damages and communicated inspection results on computer program for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Handled sensitive and confidential information and filed assessment reports that provided prudent information that determined FEMA financial assistance.
  • Trained new FEMA TAC employees of practices and principles needed for site location inspections and Preliminary Damage Assessment guidelines.
  • Reported findings and data to FEMA for disaster relief, for case decision making, remuneration and related actions
  • Interviewed and documented Lease Agreements with FEMA applicants upon taking possession of asset.

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18. General Public

average Demand
Here's how General Public is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Conferred with contractors, consultants, departmental employees, and the general public daily.
  • Interpreted building codes and ordinances and communicating effectively with contractors, workmen and general public.
  • Responded to questions and inquiries and provided information to the general public in the field and office in this service-focused position.
  • Interpret building codes to general public and building contractors.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other departments, utility companies, post offices, developers, engineers and the general public.
  • Answered questions of the staff and the general public regarding permit requirements and construction code requirements.

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19. Construction Methods

average Demand
Here's how Construction Methods is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Review and interpret plans, blueprints, site layouts, specifications, or construction methods.
  • Evaluated construction methods for compliance with state mandated design criteria.
  • Evaluated construction methods and determined cost-effectiveness of plans, using computers.
  • Check construction methods, material, installation of material and adherence to approved plans.
  • Inspect for contract compliance, quality, quantity, workmanship and construction methods.
  • Have knowledge of construction methods, materials and practices for building inspections.

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20. Square Footage

average Demand
Here's how Square Footage is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Calculated permit costs based on square footage or total costs of projects.
  • Calculated square footage of homes and drew diagrams.
  • Calculated square footage of property.
  • Determined dwelling square footage, identified unique design/property characteristics and/or potential hazards and liabilities.
  • Measured and sketched exteriors of various residences to verify overhangs, dormers, square footage, and siding types.
  • Prepared and reviewed financial transactions and statements for contractors based on square footage and cost estimate.

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21. Child Care

average Demand
Here's how Child Care is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Investigated complaints, serious incidents and reports in licensed, registered, and unregulated child care facilities.
  • Perform social service duties in the specialized field of regulating child care and child placing facilities.
  • Provided training and technical assistance to child care providers on issues related to minimum standards.
  • Evaluated new applications and child care facilities to issue licenses and registrations.

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22. IRC

average Demand
Here's how IRC is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Inspect Residential Structures, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and other code related items pertains IRC.
  • Inspect residential structure for compliance to the International Residential Code(IRC).
  • Installed new branch wiring circuits and climate controls.
  • Assisted the Building Official with the administration and enforcement of the IRC and MRC.
  • Issue orders for circuit court to have code deficient structures removed or rehabilitated.
  • Maintain working knowledge of IRC 2003 codes and city building ordinances.

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23. Potential Customers

average Demand
Here's how Potential Customers is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Propose detailed written estimates, presentations, and financial options to potential customers.

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24. Digital Photos

low Demand
Here's how Digital Photos is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Generated a comprehensive computer report with digital photos of any errors and/or needed upgrades.
  • Surveyed sections of the transmission corridor, took digital photos, measurements, documented existing conditions.
  • Provided digital photos, generated reports, and emailed or faxed results to main office.
  • Take digital photos of property and any damage.
  • Take reference digital photos including detailed photos of all areas needing repair or replacement, maintenance and safety issues.
  • Downloaded weekly assignments, took exterior measurements of all dwellings, updated digital photos and reportable information to the centralized database.

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25. Electrical Systems

low Demand
Here's how Electrical Systems is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Make adjustments or minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing, or electrical systems.
  • Inspected Structural, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems in all types of structures.
  • Designed electrical systems for City street lighting and records building projects.
  • Conduct testing a home's heating, central air, plumbing, and electrical systems in accordance with professional standards.
  • Provide great Digital pictures Ensure Foundations are Solid at building and Homes Examine Electrical Systems Monitor Construction Inspect Building Materials
  • Examine exterior and interior walls, plumbing and electrical systems, roofing and the garage.

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26. Inspection Process

low Demand
Here's how Inspection Process is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Reviewed the various plans and engineering drawings to ensure that the inspection process is followed in accordance to the plans.
  • Developed record keeping and filing system to streamline inspection process.
  • Extended one-on-one interaction with clients to help educated them on their potential homes and the inspection process.
  • Coordinated and maintained communication with both clients and real estate agents throughout the entire inspection process.
  • Assist Homeowners and Commercial developers to expedite the overall building and inspection process.
  • Utilized team-inspection process slashing time needed to perform inspection and record data.

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27. ISO

low Demand
Here's how ISO is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Served as liaison for management company and banks
  • Diagram all properties with Marshall/Swift/Boech, XactValue, and ISO methods and systems in company software.
  • Determine through inspection the ISO classification for a rating given for developing insurance premium.

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28. Exterior Measurements

low Demand
Here's how Exterior Measurements is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Gather exterior measurements and create computerized sketch.

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29. New Homes

low Demand
Here's how New Homes is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Inspect new homes during construction phrase and final phrase before Home Owner final acceptance.
  • Repaired vehicles of all types and Remodeled and built new homes.
  • Monitored concrete placement for foundation of new homes.
  • Inspect new homes for code compliance and quality assurance.

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30. On-Site Inspections

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Here's how On-Site Inspections is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Issued building permits which included several additional on-site inspections.
  • Assisted Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator in making on-site inspections of buildings.
  • Provide periodic on-site inspections of new construction.

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31. Building Inspections

low Demand
Here's how Building Inspections is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Conduct commercial and residential building inspections for buyers,sellers, lenders.
  • Performed Onsite Building Inspections and compliance evaluations In a Part time atmosphere.
  • Performed more than 2,000 comprehensive structural and mechanical building inspections for prospective real-estate buyers.
  • Perform municipality property maintenance and residential building inspections while administering paperwork and making appearances in court to testify at adjudication proceedings.
  • Performed yearly building inspections to determine if they adhered to code compliance/blue print design.
  • Performed Building Inspections, met with contractors, architects, engineers and public officials.

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32. Natural Disasters

low Demand
Here's how Natural Disasters is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Inspect residential property, damaged by natural disasters.
  • Provide specialized rescue emergency services during natural disasters.
  • Conducted emergency rapid assessments in tandem with FEMA and state officials in response to natural disasters.
  • Assessed damages to housing and personal property for victims of natural disasters.

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33. Code Changes

low Demand
Here's how Code Changes is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Train other inspectors and contractors to remain updated on code changes and applications.

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34. Ashi

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Here's how Ashi is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Performed home inspections and collected measurements for real estate transactions and according to ASHI Standards of Practice and contract.
  • Collected radon measurements certified to measure as well as certification of home inspector ASHI.
  • Volunteered as a member of the National ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) Chapter Relations Committee.
  • Performed home inspections focusing on the home's structure, construction, and mechanical systems in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
  • Perform home inspections and generate computer written reports to ASHI standards for clients looking to buy or sell a home.
  • Roof and Attic - Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing and gutters.

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35. Ensure Compliance

low Demand
Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Conducted crop inspections and evaluated crop production, and isolation requirements to ensure compliance with state certification standards.
  • Document mechanical integrity test associated with injection and disposal wells to ensure compliance with permit restrictions.
  • Reviewed and evaluated residential and non residential plans/specifications for mechanical, building and energy inspections to ensure compliance.
  • Inspect government-owned properties in the possession of private individuals to ensure compliance with contracts or regulations, while preventing misuse.
  • Follow site activities and ensure compliance with HSE standards.
  • Inspect manufactured or processed products to ensure compliance with contract specifications or legal requirements.

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36. Appropriate Recommendations

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Here's how Appropriate Recommendations is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Determined the need for change orders and makes appropriate recommendations.

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37. Construction Process

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Here's how Construction Process is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Insured that safe work practices are followed in the construction process.
  • Supervised the construction process from the development stage through final construction.
  • Skilled in construction process Plywood delamination, moisture, manufacturing issues for Lumber mills grading etc.
  • Acted as Superintendent on job sites, setting schedules and inspecting all aspects of the construction process for proper completion.
  • Manage and oversee the construction process as well as the contractors for federal grants awarded to local cities.
  • Performed mechanical, electrical, plumbing and building inspections during the construction process.

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38. New Buildings

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Here's how New Buildings is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Conducted inspections during construction of new buildings and after completion.

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39. Construction Materials

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Here's how Construction Materials is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Inspect construction materials to determine class of type of the materials being used as well as techniques used in construction.
  • Performed field and laboratory tests on construction materials.
  • Performed testing and inspections of construction materials including, concrete, asphalt, aggregates, soils, and masonry.
  • Perform inspection on construction materials, grade elevation, concrete structures and construction safety precautions.
  • Perform construction materials field testing duties for concrete, soils, and other construction materials.
  • Complete laboratory testing of soil, concrete, asphalt and other construction materials.

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40. PS

low Demand
Here's how PS is used in Residential Building Inspector jobs:
  • Performed UCC inspections on new and existing residential construction projects for compliance with the International Residential Codes in several townships.
  • Use of consultative selling skills to identify opportunities, overcome objections, build relationships and turn cold canvassing into sales.
  • Certified welding Inspector Provide Third Party Surveillance and Weld Inspection Services for Fabrication Shops and Field Installations.
  • Developed and bridged relationships with design professionals, government officials, consulting firms and the public.
  • Inspect structure including crawl spaces to assess moisture control, termite infestation and encapsulations.
  • Scheduled the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
  • Created township guides for permit/plan submittal process as well as assisted the client townships in the enforcement of zoning ordinances.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Residential Building Inspector

Safety Codes10.8%
Residential Properties8.8%
Residential Inspections7.9%
Local Building Codes7.1%
Real Estate6.3%
New Construction5.4%
Hvac5%
Termite5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Residential Building Inspector

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Safety Codes
Safety Codes
8.1%
8.1%
2
2
Residential Properties
Residential Properties
6.6%
6.6%
3
3
Residential Inspections
Residential Inspections
5.9%
5.9%
4
4
Local Building Codes
Local Building Codes
5.3%
5.3%
5
5
Real Estate
Real Estate
4.7%
4.7%
6
6
New Construction
New Construction
4.1%
4.1%
7
7
Hvac
Hvac
3.8%
3.8%
8
8
Termite
Termite
3.8%
3.8%
9
9
Residential Homes
Residential Homes
3.8%
3.8%
10
10
Architects
Architects
3.4%
3.4%
11
11
Customer Service
Customer Service
3.4%
3.4%
12
12
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
3.4%
3.4%
13
13
High Value
High Value
3.1%
3.1%
14
14
Plan Review
Plan Review
2.5%
2.5%
15
15
Residential Construction Projects
Residential Construction Projects
2.5%
2.5%
16
16
Complete Inspection Reports
Complete Inspection Reports
2.5%
2.5%
17
17
Fema
Fema
2.2%
2.2%
18
18
General Public
General Public
2.2%
2.2%
19
19
Construction Methods
Construction Methods
1.9%
1.9%
20
20
Square Footage
Square Footage
1.9%
1.9%
21
21
Child Care
Child Care
1.9%
1.9%
22
22
IRC
IRC
1.6%
1.6%
23
23
Potential Customers
Potential Customers
1.6%
1.6%
24
24
Digital Photos
Digital Photos
1.6%
1.6%
25
25
Electrical Systems
Electrical Systems
1.6%
1.6%
26
26
Inspection Process
Inspection Process
1.6%
1.6%
27
27
ISO
ISO
1.3%
1.3%
28
28
Exterior Measurements
Exterior Measurements
1.3%
1.3%
29
29
New Homes
New Homes
1.3%
1.3%
30
30
On-Site Inspections
On-Site Inspections
1.3%
1.3%
31
31
Building Inspections
Building Inspections
1.3%
1.3%
32
32
Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters
1.3%
1.3%
33
33
Code Changes
Code Changes
1.3%
1.3%
34
34
Ashi
Ashi
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
0.9%
0.9%
36
36
Appropriate Recommendations
Appropriate Recommendations
0.9%
0.9%
37
37
Construction Process
Construction Process
0.9%
0.9%
38
38
New Buildings
New Buildings
0.9%
0.9%
39
39
Construction Materials
Construction Materials
0.9%
0.9%
40
40
PS
PS
0.9%
0.9%

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