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Periodic Inspections of Commercial Buildings

Discussion in 'Property Maintenance' started by Joker, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. Joker

    Joker Bronze Member

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    Good Afternoon.

    We are in the process of restructuring how we inspect commercial buildings and I'm trying to get a feel for whats going on in the industry.

    Our code calls for inspections as close a possible to annually on all commercial buildings. That isn't possible. Some people in our administration want to get rid of annual inspections all together since the Fire Marshall inspects assembly and high hazard buildings. I'm comfortable with stretching it out to 2-4 years as long as there's no complaints or violations. I know that some cities inspect: if there's a change of owner, if there's a change of the occupant, every 2-6 years, and some don't do it at all. My questions are:

    Do you perform periodic commercial inspections?

    On what occupancies?

    How often?

    What's your population?

    What municipality?
     
  2. cda

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    50000 people

    10 sq miles

    FM office

    We inspect every thing once a year to include apartments

    About 700 inspections

    2 1/2 inspectors

    Suggest do the bigger sq ft places, all cooking establishments, hotels, motels

    So Joker building deparment doing annuals, rare

    Or do you have code enforcement under you??
     
  3. Joker

    Joker Bronze Member

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    CDA

    Thanks for the quick response!!!

    We have Property Maintenance under the Director and Building Code under Me.
     
  4. cda

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    Aren't you lucky
     
  5. cda

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    If you are comfortable with the level of inspector by the fire marshal,

    Maybe bump those to every other or three year cycle

    We have some places inspected by three city agencies in one year, and we all look for about the same thing
     
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    But do you, two inspector inspecting the same site, see things differently and come up with different deficiencies.
     
  8. cda

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    nice is a reply to a 2015 question

    Nice might be eating spam today?????
     
  9. mark handler

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    Jason knight replied to a 1/2015 thread

    He may be spam???
     
  11. mark handler

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    By the word "Nice!" with no attachments?
     
  12. cda

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    See number 6 post on this thread
     
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    The key word here is "Oakland"! let it be a lesson of what not to do.
     

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