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Construction / Building Inspector

265

Statewide
Job Postings
180th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,270

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$17.90 - $26.55

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$21.64 - $36.18

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Construction / Building Inspector - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 265 job postings for the occupation of Construction / Building Inspector in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Construction / Building Inspector. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Construction / Building Inspector Do:

Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

Common Job Activities:

  • Inspect facilities or installations to determine their environmental impact.
  • Inspect bridges, dams, highways, buildings, wiring, plumbing, electrical circuits, sewers, heating systems, or foundations during and after construction for structural quality, general safety, or conformance to specifications and codes.
  • Issue permits for construction, relocation, demolition, or occupancy.
  • Monitor installation of plumbing, wiring, equipment, or appliances to ensure that installation is performed properly and is in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Approve building plans that meet required specifications.
  • Measure dimensions and verify level, alignment, or elevation of structures or fixtures to ensure compliance to building plans and codes.
  • Maintain daily logs and supplement inspection records with photographs.
  • Review and interpret plans, blueprints, site layouts, specifications, or construction methods to ensure compliance to legal requirements and safety regulations.
  • Evaluate project details to ensure adherence to environmental regulations.
  • Conduct inspections, using survey instruments, metering devices, tape measures, or test equipment.
  • Conduct environmental hazard inspections to identify or quantify problems such as asbestos, poor air quality, water contamination, or other environmental hazards.
  • Monitor construction activities to ensure that environmental regulations are not violated.
  • Inspect and monitor construction sites to ensure adherence to safety standards, building codes, or specifications.
  • Confer with owners, violators, or authorities to explain regulations or recommend remedial actions.
  • Examine lifting or conveying devices, such as elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks, hoists, inclined railways, ski lifts, or amusement rides to ensure safety and proper functioning.
  • Train, direct, or supervise other construction inspectors.
  • Sample and test air to identify gasses, such as bromine, ozone, or sulfur dioxide, or particulates, such as mold, dust, or allergens.
  • Estimate cost of completed work or of needed renovations or upgrades.
  • Evaluate premises for cleanliness, such as proper garbage disposal or lack of vermin infestation.

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