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THIS TEMPLATE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT
This commercial template can be used "as is", but it's big advantage is that it is designed to allow you to quickly and easily create a wide variety of commercial and light industrial templates.
From office buildings, warehouses, loading docks, restaurants, and retail, to numbered units like hotels, motels, and apartment buildings, having this powerful tool will vastly reduce the amount of time it takes to develop your own robust commercial templates.
HOW IS IT USED?
An inspector duplicates the Master Template and then using the duplicate, uses the “Edit Template” feature to delete whatever systems and components don't apply to whatever type of inspection he's creating.
For an inspection with numbered units (hotel, motel, apartments, etc.), narratives are written with a space for room numbers. Non-numbered sections can be deleted, reducing the template size. A particular type of defect that appears in multiple units can be documented in a single narrative.
For an office building with a warehouse and loading docks, numbered sections can be deleted. To create a specialized template typically takes less than 20 minutes.
DOES IT FOLLOW A STANDARDS OF PRACTICE?
Most states* have no Standards of Practice requirements for commercial inspection as they do for home inspection. However, commercial Standards of Practice do exist and are commonly used. The most common are:
ASTM E2018 – 15 (published 2001)
This template includes some ASTM E2018 framework. This Master Template can be used to create an ASTM E2018 compliant report, but will require some editing decisions by the user.
Property Condition Assessments (PCA): A substantial amount of framework for performing a PCA is included, but including content for items like Reserve Studies and similar property-unique items exceeds the scope of this template. PCA content can vary and is specified in the agreement between the consultant and the client.
COMSOP (CCPIA, published 2019)
The Certified Commercial Inspectors Association (CCPIA) uses COMSOP in its courses.
*The following states use regulatory language relating to the performance of a commercial inspection: Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas, North and South Carolina, and Vermont.
NARRATIVE LANGUAGE: COMMERCIAL VS RESIDENTIAL
Commercial clients are more sophisticated than residential clients and don't need to have the obvious explained to them. For example, they don't need to be told to hire a "qualified" contractor, and in some cases may have salaried staff qualified to handle problems.
Developed by Kenton Shepard
Author of the InterNACHI Narrative Library: Residential. See Kenton's qualifications here.
- You must have Home Inspector Pro software installed to use this template.
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This template is for Home Inspector Pro but not by Home Inspector Pro. For questions about this template, please contact Kenton: email@example.com 720-646-8724