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Susan V Plaisted, Architect
Construction Phase Inspection: The most prevalent and encompassing type of inspection guides the construction process to completion.  During this phase of the project, the architect interprets the construction documents and solves unforeseen conditions.  Payments to the Contractor are reviewed by the Architect to verify that payment is made only for construction in place.  Drawings for additions or changes to the project are prepared for estimating the cost.

Building Failure Inspection: Investigative inspection determines the cause or source for deteriorating built assemblies.  Forensic exploration provides insight into solutions for building failures.

Feasibility Inspection: Prior to designing, data collection and reconnaissance is performed to establish parameters of the new project design.  Answers to the question of whether to proceed with a proposed project are determined.

Post Occupancy Evaluation Inspection: Subsequent to completion, and commissioning or occupying a new building, the POE studies and compares the design intent with the built environment.  Verify that construction in place performs as intended in the original design.  Also informs the preparation for the program for a new design. 

Code Compliance Inspection:  Verify that the building or proposed change is within the minimum standards required by zoning and building codes.  Meeting code requirements assures that minimum standards are maintained for new and existing construction.