22233 – Construction inspectors



22233 – Construction inspectors
Construction inspectors inspect the construction and maintenance of new and existing buildings, bridges, highways and industrial construction to ensure that specifications and building codes are observed and monitor work site safety. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, construction companies, architectural and civil engineering consulting firms or they may be self-employed.


Index of titles
Boiler installation inspector
Bridge and building inspector
Bridge inspector
Bridge inspector - construction and maintenance
Building construction inspector
Building construction inspector foreman/woman
Building inspector
Building inspector - electrical wiring
Building inspector - structure
Building safety inspector
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) inspector
Carpentry inspector
Closed circuit TV sewer inspector
Compliance inspector - buildings
Construction field inspector
Construction inspector
Construction inspector and tester
Construction inspector supervisor
Construction safety officer
Dam construction inspector
Ditch construction inspector
Electrical energy installation inspector
Electrical inspector - construction
Electrical installation inspector
Electrical safety inspector
Electrical wiring inspector - construction
Energy advisor
Flood damage inspector - construction sites
Highway construction inspector
Highway construction inspector foreman/woman
Home construction inspector
Home inspector
Housing construction inspector
Housing rehabilitation inspector
Industrial construction safety inspector
Industrial electric installation inspector
Irrigation inspector - construction
Maintenance inspector - construction
Masonry inspector
Mine construction inspector
Pipeline construction inspector
Pipeline construction inspector foreman/woman
Pipeline inspector foreman/woman
Plumbing inspector
Pre-stressed concrete inspector
Public works inspector - construction
Refinery equipment inspector
Reinforced concrete inspector
Road construction inspector
Road grading inspector
Road paving inspector
Safety officer - construction
Sand and gravel inspector - construction
Sewer construction inspector
Soil inspector - construction
Structural ironwork inspector
Structural steel inspector
Tunnel construction inspector
Waterworks construction inspector
Wiring inspector - domestic installation
Wiring inspector - industrial installation


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Examine plans, drawings, and site layouts for new buildings, building renovations and other proposed structures
Inspect construction of buildings, bridges, dams, highways and other types of building and engineering construction for conformance to drawings, specifications, building codes or other applicable ordinances
Inspect and test electrical or plumbing installations in buildings to ensure compliance with municipal, provincial and federal regulations
Inspect steel framework, concrete forms, reinforcing steel mesh and rods, concrete or pre-stressed concrete to ensure quality standards and to verify conformance to specifications and building codes
Inspect construction of sewer systems and pipelines
Inspect construction sites to ensure that safe working conditions are maintained
Inspect existing buildings to identify and report on structural defects, fire hazards and other threats to safety
Inspect new or resale homes on behalf of clients and assess and provide reports on the physical condition of property
Assess the energy performance and potential energy savings of buildings.
Plan, design, develop, implement, and evaluate workplace activities to ensure that workers comply with company policies and government safety regulations.


Employment requirements
Completion of secondary school is required.
A college diploma in construction, civil engineering or architectural technology plus several years of related work experience or several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a construction trade, such as plumbing, carpentry or electrical trade are usually required.
Provincial certification in a skilled trade or as an engineering technologist is usually required.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council and may be required by some employers.
Certification as a Construction Safety Officer (CSO) by provincially chartered associations may be required in provinces having such associations.
Home inspectors require a licence to practice in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Energy advisors must affiliate with a licenced service organization, complete required training and pass the EnerGuide foundation level exam and Energy advisor exam to become registered with Natural Resources Canada as an energy advisor.


Additional information
Progression to construction management positions is possible with experience.


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