Commercial Building Inspection Training

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Commercial Building Inspection Courses

The goal of the Carson Dunlop Weldon and Associates (CDW Engineering), Commercial Building Inspection Course (CBIC) is:

  • To help experienced real estate professionals expand their knowledge base of commercial building structures and systems.
  • To help experienced home inspectors expand their business to include commercial building inspections.
  • To assist all in understanding the scope of work for performing a Property Condition Assessment (PCA), in accordance with the ASTM Standard E2018-08.

The course covers a wide variety of material including technical topics, business issues, the scope of work, fee quoting, proposal and report writing, cost estimating and risk management. A recurring theme in the course is the use of the TEAM (Technical Experts And Management) approach for performing PCAs.

The following modules are included in the course:
Business Issues

  • Roofing
  • Plumbing
  • Ventilation
  • Proposals & Contracts
  • Cost Estimating

Consultants – The TEAM

  • Exterior
  • Electrical
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Risk Management
  • Specialty Inspection Areas

Scope of Work

  • Structure
  • Heating
  • Interior & Insulation
  • Report Writing
  • Quoting Fees

What Our Clients Say

  • The information layout of the manuals combined with the videos is a tool that can only be described as value-added. The details such as description, what to look for, reasons why and what to do for each module are very well formatted and have greatly expanded my knowledge. In conclusion I have to take a word from the MasterCard commercial, the Carson Dunlop Home Inspector Courses are PRICELESS.


  • Your training was clearly the best course available and I opted to purchase it even though full VA reimbursement was available for some other home based training courses. I have been extremely pleased with the quality of the training provided by your program.

    M.H. Captain

  • It was very thorough! I do not come from a construction related career and was looking for a complete training program to feel comfortable with my new career. This program was great. I am finding that I know things that other seasoned inspectors don’t. This is exactly what I needed.

    Ben P.

  • I am grateful for the opportunity to have participated in your fine program. I have always tried to create the very best career opportunities that I could for myself. My education years ago as an IBEW trained Apprentice and subsequent graduation to Journeyman Wireman has proven invaluable to me in my career as an electrician. Now as a Carson Dunlop trained inspector, I feel comfortable knowing I have again received the very best training and education available.


  • The course material and testing were both very good, well explained and I do believe that it covered every possible aspect of Home Inspections. I am looking forward to starting my new business and this course has put me on the fast track to becoming a successful Home Inspector. I also want to thank all your staff at Carson Dunlop for being there for me through this process and for your friendly down to earth service. I am looking forward to continuing a future relationship with Carson Dunlop and Horizon.

    Earl Mercier