Construction Inspectors

(NOC 2264)
 

Career Description

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.

Duties May Include


  • 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
  • Plan, design, develop, implement, and evaluate workplace activities to ensure that workers comply with company policies and government safety regulations.

Examples of Titles

Bridge inspector
Building construction inspector
Construction inspector
Highway construction inspector
Home Inspector
Housing construction inspector
Mine construction inspector
Plumbing inspector
Pre-stressed concrete inspector
Safety officer - construction

Where They Work

Construction inspectors are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, construction companies, architectural and civil engineering consulting firms or they may be self-employed.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
General Arts and Science - Pre-Trades Certificate
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Building Construction Technician Diploma
Trades Fundamentals Certificate
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Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Parts Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Aboriginal Construction Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pre-Trades / Technology Certificate
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Modified on February 21, 2020