What Does a Construction Inspector Do?

A construction inspector scrutinizes developer's plans, examines building structures, and inspects electrical and plumbing systems to ensure that everything complies with local and national safety codes and standards. Construction inspectors also verify that the plans meet zoning regulations and contract specifications. Once the review is complete, they create correction notices and building code reports to outline what improvements the developer needs to make. As a construction inspector, you may specialize in residential or commercial work, but the responsibilities are the same for either field.