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Lorain Council to discuss mandatory pre-sale housing inspections - Chronicle-Telegram

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 05:55

Lorain Council to discuss mandatory pre-sale housing inspections
Chronicle-Telegram
The “point-of-sale” inspection ordinance mandates owners of single or two-family homes to get an inspection and be up to code before selling the homes. Search warrants would be obtained by Lorain's Building Department to inspect the homes if the owner ...
Lorain prepares to debate point-of-sale inspectionsThe Morning Journal

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Guidelines are almost non-existent for deck inspections at South Florida eateries - MiamiHerald.com

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:41

MiamiHerald.com

Guidelines are almost non-existent for deck inspections at South Florida eateries
MiamiHerald.com
North Bay Village Chief Building Official Raul Rodriguez signed off on the 40-year recertification earlier this year, apparently unaware that the deck was not part of the inspection. Steve Jawitz, the licensed engineer who did the work, said he never ...

With construction boom, SF's building department has money to help improve ... - San Francisco Examiner

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 07:16

With construction boom, SF's building department has money to help improve ...
San Francisco Examiner
With The City in the midst of a construction boom, San Francisco's Department of Building Inspection is in the perfect situation to undergo important reforms, including ones that could better protect residents, according to a recent civil grand jury ...

Police report states building inspector's behavior nearly ended in arrest - The Daily News of Newburyport

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 07:07

Police report states building inspector's behavior nearly ended in arrest
The Daily News of Newburyport
SALISBURY — The town's building inspector, David Lovering, came close to being arrested by police last month following a loud verbal altercation with a patrol officer responding to a report of doors left wide open at a Pike Street residence.

Building inspectors take aim at Spitzer hotel - The Morning Journal

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 05:22

Chronicle-Telegram

Building inspectors take aim at Spitzer hotel
The Morning Journal
Lorain officials have bolstered building code enforcement around the city, Ritenauer said. Meanwhile, residents call the mayor's office and ask why the city has not taken action to clean up code violations on the closed hotel, which sits across the ...
Fix it or flatten it , now , Lorain Council says about former Spitzer hotelChronicle-Telegram

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Nitro without licensed building inspector - Charleston Gazette

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 15:32

Nitro without licensed building inspector
Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Officials for the city of Nitro have had to contract out building inspections after their building inspector lost his license. City building inspector Ron King had been operating under a two-year provisional certificate. West ...

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Building inspection pact with Minden on Kearney council's agenda - Kearney Hub

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 18:35

Building inspection pact with Minden on Kearney council's agenda
Kearney Hub
KEARNEY — Kearney City Council members have several agreements to consider Tuesday that would benefit Minden and Kearney Regional Airport. An interlocal agreement to provide building inspection services to the city of Minden could be extended for ...

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Upland man accused of trying to bribe two building inspectors - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 02:29

Upland man accused of trying to bribe two building inspectors
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
UPLAND -- An Upland man bailed out of county jail late Thursday night after he allegedly tried to bribe two city building inspectors, police officials said. Hossein Maraghi Fallah, 68, is accused of offering one inspector money and putting $200 in the ...

So what does a building inspector do? - Independent Online (blog)

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 09:49

Independent Online (blog)

So what does a building inspector do?
Independent Online (blog)
Building inspectors must strive to ensure that the mixing of concrete takes place on the building site and not in the street. Related Stories. Explaining the building by-laws · Communication the foundation for good building · What to do about a cracked ...

Inspector of collapsed Philadelphia building commits suicide, says collapse ... - Equipment World Magazine

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 16:04

Philly.com

Inspector of collapsed Philadelphia building commits suicide, says collapse ...
Equipment World Magazine
The collapse of a downtown Philadelphia building that killed 6 people last week has turned even more tragic with news coming this morning that an inspector who surveyed the building weeks before it was demolished was found dead Wednesday night from ...
As City Council Probes Deadly Building Collapse, Official Says City Can't Be ...KYW Newsradio

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Key steps for preparing your house for a building inspection: Michael Ferrier - Property Observer

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 23:02

Key steps for preparing your house for a building inspection: Michael Ferrier
Property Observer
In the same way a vehicle inspection report can be a useful marketing tool for your car, a building and timber pest inspection report from EYEON can provide strong marketing benefits for your property. It will make it quicker, easier and cheaper for ...

Health Advocates Worry About Effect of Poor Building Maintenance - California Healthline

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:27

Health Advocates Worry About Effect of Poor Building Maintenance
California Healthline
Background. About 15 years ago, Los Angeles city officials reformed residential building inspection regulations and launched the nation's first regular building-by-building, room-by-room investigation of health and safety code compliance. Currently ...
Slum housing still a health problemhealthycal.org

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contractors replace two departed Marco building inspectors - The News-Press

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 03:59

contractors replace two departed Marco building inspectors
The News-Press
The state action stems from complaints filed by Tim and Regina Dayton who've alleged that applicable building codes and permit requirements were not enforced or proper inspections done during the construction of their custom-designed Spinnaker Drive ...

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Building Official Addresses Inspection Report In Shuckers Deck Collapse - CBS Local

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 03:33

NBC 6 South Florida

Building Official Addresses Inspection Report In Shuckers Deck Collapse
CBS Local
“I assume that it was inspected,” Rodriguez said without certainty. “There was a 40-year certification report by an engineer which certified, under his professional opinion, that the building and structure were safe. That in my view includes the deck ...
Building chief says North Bay Village “took for granted,” deck had been inspectedMiamiHerald.com

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Philly building inspector's last words: 'It was my fault' - NBCNews.com (blog)

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 21:41

Philly building inspector's last words: 'It was my fault'
NBCNews.com (blog)
The lead inspector of a Center City building that collapsed last week is dead after committing suicide, Philadelphia city officials confirmed Thursday. "I was just astounded to find this out," Mayor Michael Nutter said. "We're really talking about a ...

Philadelphia Building Collapse Inspector Commits Suicide - ABC News

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 17:26

ABC News

Philadelphia Building Collapse Inspector Commits Suicide
ABC News
A Philadelphia city building inspector who approved construction at a four-story building that collapsed and killed six people last week has committed suicide, city officials confirmed today. The inspector, Ronald Wagenhoffer, was the last city ...
Philly building inspector's last words: 'It was my fault'NBCNews.com (blog)
Inspector of Collapsed Building Says "It Was My Fault," Commits SuicideNBC 10 Philadelphia
Inspector Commits Suicide After Building CollapseNew York Times
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Inspector of collapsed Philly building says 'It was my fault,' commits suicide - The Grio

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 16:35

Inspector of collapsed Philly building says 'It was my fault,' commits suicide
The Grio
“It was my fault. I should have looked at those guys working, and I didn't,” Ronald Wagenhoffer said in a video recorded on his cell phone. NBC10 Philadelphia has learned the 52-year-old veteran Philadelphia Licenses & Inspections staffer recorded the ...

Inspector commits suicide after Philly building collapses, killing six - The MIT Tech

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 06:06

Inspector commits suicide after Philly building collapses, killing six
The MIT Tech
PHILADELPHIA - A city building inspector was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound late Wednesday, a week after a building collapsed at a site he had inspected in central Philadelphia, killing six people. The inspector, Ronald ...

Philadelphia Inspector Commits Suicide Week After Building Collapse - Guardian Express

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 03:07

Philadelphia Inspector Commits Suicide Week After Building Collapse
Guardian Express
According to City officials, on February 12, Wagenhoffer conducted an inspection of the site where the building collapsed and issued a demolition permit. After issuing the permit, a second inspection is required before the start of the demolition ...

Inspector Commits Suicide After Building Collapse - New York Times

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 23:28

ABC News

Inspector Commits Suicide After Building Collapse
New York Times
Published: June 13, 2013. PHILADELPHIA — A city building inspector was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound late Wednesday, a week after a building collapsed at a site he had inspected in central Philadelphia, killing six people.
Philadelphia Building Collapse Inspector Commits SuicideABC News
Reports: L&I inspector on collapsed building found deadPhilly.com
Philadelphia Building Inspector Commits SuicideWall Street Journal
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