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WHAT IS A COMMERCIAL MASTER TEMPLATE?
As a commercial master template this is a single, comprehensive template that can be used to 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 apartments, having this powerful tool will vastly reduce the amount of time it takes to develop your own robust commercial templates. Develop them in the way that works best for you!
HOW IS IT USED?
An inspector duplicates the Master Template and then using the duplicate, deletes or excludes whatever systems and components don't apply to the type of inspection he's creating.
For an inspection with numbered units (hotel, motel, apartments, etc.), there are whole sections in which the narratives are written with a space for room numbers. Many non-numbered sections could be deleted. For example:
"In number(s) _____, the bathroom toilet was loose at the floor."
For an office building with a warehouse, blanks for numbers are not necessary and a similar narrative is provided:
"The bathroom toilet was loose at the floor"
Creating a custom 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:
This is the most commonly requested Standard. This template generally follows the ASTM E2018 framework, including the organization and titles. Some titles do not have content but serve as prompts for portions of an ASTM template with content unique to individual properties.
This template can be used to create an ASTM E2018 compliant report. For those ASTM sections that will require an inspector to input information unique to individual properties I have included titles without content, and in the SECTIONS and ITEMS Reminders windows (under the pencil icons), descriptions of the type of information typically included.
The Certified Commercial Inspectors Association (CCPIA) uses COMSOP in its courses.
*Note: The following states use regulatory language that affects the performance of a commercial inspection: Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas, North and South Carolina, and Vermont.
Learn more about Standards here!
THE SEARCH FEATURE (FINDING NARRATIVES QUICKLY)
Spectora has a highly effective search feature. Although this template contains over 8,700 unique narratives, the search feature reduces results to an easily manageable small number of narratives.
IS IT EDITABLE?
The entire organization and all narratives are editable! Some features will require editing according to:
- Individual inspector preference;
- The type of inspection being performed; and
- By agreement with the client.
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Author of the InterNACHI Narrative Library: Residential. See Kenton's qualifications here.
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