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Commercial Inspection course is taught by experienced commercial
property inspectors in a three day seminar format and is
open to all inspectors looking to enhance their expertise.
office buildings, strip shopping centers, apartment complexes,
industrial warehouses, and many other types of commercial
properties are purchased by investors who need quality
inspections and information. The commercial inspection
business may be the opportunity you are looking for. Using
your already developed skills and our method for completing
a commercial inspection, a whole new world of business
becomes available. A few bold inspectors are venturing
into this arena and finding it lucrative and uncrowded.
Commercial Inspection course provides guidelines and actual
skills necessary to perform a pre-purchase inspection
and prepare a written, narrative report on a commercial
property. It gives you the confidence and skills you need
to get started in the commercial inspection market. The
course details the "Team Approach," which
can be utilized, even by the smallest of companies. This
course also outlines procedures and methods employed by
the "Team Captain" using consultants
for large and complicated commercial properties.
has designed this course to teach the business of commercial
inspecting, including general theory and practical applications
of running a successful business, as well as insights
into marketing and advertising.
relatively unexploited area of the inspection industry
is sure to grow in the future. Upgrade today and join
a small but growing number of in-high-demand commercial
inspectors. This course provides an in-depth text book
which includes sample reports. The ASTM E-2018-01 Commercial
Standards are provided and discussed during the course.
with the best...Kaplan...Your success is our business!
Inspection Course Outline
A-Brief History of the Industry
In order to know where we are and were we are going, it's
important to know how we got here. This course reveals
important aspects about the evolution of the profession.
B-Entering the Commercial Inspection Business
It takes desire, knowledge, and a proven business system
to be successful in this profession. This course provides
the tools! Module C-Addressing Key Issues
and Personal Objectives
Good Business Plan
D-The Commercial Client
Sophisticated; businesslike; professional. The Commercial
client is easier to deal with than the residential client,
or are they? The Commercial client is also intelligent,
cunning, a shrewd communicator and negotiator-be prepared!
Report (value perceived for fee paid)
E-Selling a Commercial Inspection
The ability to sell this unique product requires special
skills, which the course will cover. These skills are
critical to your success in the Commercial Inspection
(image, quality, and scope of services offered)
an Order (telephone, bid, requests, and more)
a Job (cost of sales + overhead and profit)
F-Inspection Procedures using the "Team Approach"
It took the course creator 27 years and 50,000 reports
to develop this method. You will have basic knowledge
necessary to use the method at completion of this course.
Team-Captains, Employees, Consultants
Interviews, Maintenance and Management
Collection, Compilation Methods
Consultants and Others
G-Basic Building Components-descriptions, problem identification
Although the course is not intended to provide the
technical knowledge necessary to inspect all aspects of
each major component, the course does provide the guidelines
for defining components and identifying problems of each
using fee paid consultants.
and Other Components
The completed, narrative report, customized to a specific
client, should be a work of art, effectively articulating
the subject property. Repeat business is contingent upon
your image. Poorly prepared reports can come back to haunt
Basic Function (what it is, isn't)
(as a legal document)
Body, Disclaimer, Appendix
Repair Cost Estimating
This course will outline the marketing steps necessary
to begin a commercial inspection business today.
Hot and What's Not
J - Commercial Electrical
voltages encountered with single and three phase
and Y connected systems, three and four wire
clearances, dedicated space and egress
and GFPE equipment
from many commercial inspections
recommend that the student meet at least one of the following
requirements before taking this course:
of Kaplan's home inspection course
in performing home inspections
license in engineering, architecture, or contracting