Working Effectively with Building Officials and Inspectors

SKU: RV-11198AWDuration: 60 Minutes

Who is an Authority Having Jurisdiction? How should you communicate with them? Anyone associated with building design and construction will eventually interact with a building official or inspector. This includes Fire Marshals, Health Departments, Planning Departments, local gas and electric companies and water and sewer departments. Having a positive and professional relationship will go a long way in creating a cost effective, timely and safe project. This interactive online course will present a number of techniques to use to ensure a productive outcome including: knowing the applicable codes, being professional, first impressions, understanding the role of the local AHJ, knowing when to appeal an unfavorable ruling, knowing when to accept an unfavorable ruling, and establishing your credentials.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the primary role and responsibility of the AHJ
  • List at least five types of building officials and inspectors
  • Identify the important factors in determining the codes of the local jurisdiction
  • List the most effective communication methods
  • Identify the qualities that can be assessed upon first impressions
  • Explain the factors that may affect the decision to appeal an unfavorable ruling
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