Building inspection corrections are code violations missed by the subcontractors and the jobsite superintendent(s)…yet noticed by the building inspector during inspections. These violations are usually written on correction cards or paper “slips” issued by the inspector…a copy given to the construction jobsite.
These individual inspection cards can be collected at the completion of every project…organized and analyzed at the main office…and used to discover violations that can be proactively prevented on current and future projects…especially those building code problems that have occurred more than once. Some things that some inspectors “call” and write-up…but other inspectors do not…reveal good construction practices that should be implemented on every project.
For example, if a particular building inspector requires that loose sawdust and wood shavings…produced from the framing straight-edging operation…be cleaned off the top flat surfaces of metal fireplace fireboxes…for the framing inspection…then adopt this as a standard policy on every project.
If another building inspector on another project wants the insides of FAU platforms in garages cleaned out of all debris for the framing inspection…do it for all projects.
If an inspector requires insulation at perimeter rim-joists, uncut factory edges of water-board drywall at bathroom floors, or electrical plastic outlet boxes on two-hour garage ceilings labeled 2-C for ceilings instead of 2-W for walls, adopt these as standard procedures on every project.
The goal is to identify the corrections building inspectors are “calling” on different projects and organize them onto a single checklist for use on all of the company’s projects. This checklist…when followed…essentially relegates past building code corrections to one-time past occurrences…that will not re-surface again to cause time delays and non-productive repair work.