Why use a professional Engineer for Inspections??
The P.E. (Professional Engineer) designation is the only one regulated by state governments to assure proper education, training and experience to serve the public. To obtain a state license to practice professional engineering, an individual must satisfy at least the following requirements:
- Minimum of four years of college level engineering education.
- Minimum of five years of professional engineering experience.
- Successful completion of sixteen hour examination, administered by the State Board.
By law, in practically all states, a Registered Professional Engineer is the only one who can legally render an opinion on the structural stability of an existing building.
Complete inspection includes an examination of your building from roof-top to basement.
A qualified Professional Engineer will evaluate the structural integrity of the building and its foundation. The inspection would include an examination of the heating, plumbing, and electrical systems. A skillful inspection would also evaluate interior and exterior finishes and provide a basis for maintenance planning. Here are some of the characteristics of professional engineers:
- The Professional Engineer often brings 10 years or more training and experience to each inspection. A Professional Engineer is committed to his career.
- The Professional Engineer's experience assures the ability to evaluate unusual conditions not covered in brief training programs. These are often the most important considerations in a building inspection.
- The Professional Engineer is accountable for his work; legally, ethically and morally.
- The Professional Engineer who specializes in building inspections brings a vast amount of engineering "know-how" to the inspection process.
- The Professional Engineer who specializes in building inspections is truly a Consulting Engineer in the service of the public.
- The Professional Engineer depends on his good standing with the State Board of Registration for his chosen career. You can count on his best efforts at every inspection.
- The Professional Engineer is ethically bound to serve only the best interests of his clients, no interest in any other aspects of the transaction are permitted.
- The Professional Engineer is proud of his ability and his license. He can willingly provide proof of his registration.