The recent changes in the local real estate market make investing in a commercial or residential building a reasonable proposition. It is crucial to have a comprehensive pre-purchase building inspection report to guarantee that the property is in good condition and will not cause problems for all parties involved.
It is essential to hire a building inspection engineering specialist that is certified to evaluate a building’s structural integrity and overall safety to obtain an accurate and in-depth building inspection report.
Out of all the independent home and building inspection agencies and organizations that certify and endorse inspectors, the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE) is the only recognized chartered group of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). This makes NABIE-certified building inspection engineers the ideal professionals to hire for any building evaluation.
NABIE only accepts state-licensed professional engineers and registered architects, specializing in building inspection. The members of the national academy are also required to be members of the NSPE or the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Accordingly, many of its members are active in other technical organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Professional Engineers in Private Practice (PEPP), a division of NSPE.
It will be to the client’s advantage if they hire a NABIE-certified professional engineer to perform a building inspection. NABIE-certified building inspectors are committed to their professions and adhere to a strict code of ethics set by the national academy. The code of ethics requires all members of NABIE to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity and to ensure that they will put the interest of their clients first and provide their expertise for public health, safety, and welfare.
Building inspectors also create reserve studies and funding projections for associations. The New Jersey Reserve Study laws are stated under the 2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes Section 46. A reserve study is a comprehensive analysis of a physical structure’s condition and the status of the capital reserve fund generated through collected dues and assessments for the cost of shared expenses.
If you are looking for a professional inspector whether to conduct a pre-purchase building and home inspection or create a reserve study in New Jersey, you should hire a licensed building inspector engineer that is certified and trained by NABIE. They can ensure a thorough and detailed inspection process and produce a comprehensive report that complies with the standards of NABIE. For more information, see this infographic by Lockatong Engineering.