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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.
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- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Construction Inspectors in North Shore Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-09|
Currently the chances of qualified Construction Inspectors finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. This is a small occupation locally, however, openings may occur due to retirement or turnover, as there were a number of advertised positions in 2010, as there have been in the last few years. Opportunities for self-employment may also exist. Supply of qualified workers will also be low due to the experience and certification required to work in this field. Nova Scotia Building Officials Association offers Building Inspector Certification. Effective April 1,2008 Building Officials in Nova Scotia are required to be qualified in order to administer and enforce the Nova Scotia Building Code. Qualified or Certified Building Official in Nova Scotia receive diplomas from the Nova Scotia Building Code Training and Certification Board.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Construction Inspectors in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Construction Inspectors (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Perry Lake Developments has begun work on Stewiacke River Crossing in Stewiacke. After completion of the residential first phase in July, further residential and commercial development will be added.
- The Farm Services retail store in Scotsburn, scheduled to close in June, will reopen in July under new ownership
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Pure Energy Solutions Canada Inc. has closed its rechargeable battery plant in Amherst. About 20 workers will lose their jobs.
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Pictou Lodge is expected to reopen in late May 2013 under new ownership. The seasonal hotel, which had employed about 60 workers, had gone into receivership over the winter.
- Three Guysborough county community groups will receive infrastructure funding from the federal government
- The Lobster Bar, a restaurant, will open in Pictou in June 2013
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