Commercial Inspection DVD

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Fact: Commercial Property Inspections require specialized knowledge and a high degree of skill.

A Day in the Life of a Commercial Inspector DVDAlthough manuals, seminars, courses and experience in residential inspections or commercial construction are all useful when tackling commercial properties, the truth is most professionals find the process to be much more daunting than they expected. Even the most experienced professional can find themselves at a loss when faced with a 40,000 square foot behemoth that needs to be dissected, inspected and conquered. Questions arise which were not addressed in the manual, and previously unheard of problems have a nasty habit of appearing. The process would be much simpler if only a trained professional were present to act as a guide through this process.

CDW Engineering has done the next best thing to assigning one of their professional, full-time commercial property inspectors to act as your mentor as you take on the challenge of a commercial property.

In an exciting new Instructional DVD, A Day in the Life of a Commercial Inspector, CDW fills in the gaps between the classroom and the electrical room. In this video series, join Richard Weldon, P.Eng,. as he demonstrates first-hand the commercial property inspection process. Our cameras follow Richard and the rest of the CDW team through an actual inspection, from the initial discussion with the client, through the actual inspection process, and finally to preparing the report. In this video you will feel like a member of the CDW team, see first-hand what to expect on the job, and learn many inspection tips that take years to learn first hand.

In this DVD, you will learn:

  • Pertinent questions to ask the client when calculating your fee and sending out a proposal, so you don’t need to visit the property.
  • The proper way to determine the true size of an electrical service to a building. You would be amazed to learn how many inspectors are doing this incorrectly!
  • The proper way to assess the fee for services rendered. Those who charge too little are seriously shortchanging themselves. Those who charge too much are destined to be consumed by the competition.
  • 18 invaluable building inspection tips that can be used on virtually every commercial building inspection you perform including:
    • Handling the initial inspection inquiry on the phone
    • Quoting the fee
    • Working with Specialists
    • Preparing for the inspection
    • Interviewing the building tenant
    • Performing the inspection
    • Calling the client after the inspection

This DVD has been prepared specifically for those in the industry. Home inspectors getting into commercial inspections will find this experience invaluable. It’s like field training from the comfort of your home or office. Architects, Engineers and others who already do commercial inspections will be pleasantly surprised by the “tricks of the trade” revealed here that commercial inspectors tend to keep confidential.

Over 90 minutes in length, ‘A Day in the Life of a Commercial Inspector’ will be especially helpful to commercial appraisers, property managers and realtors who work with commercial properties every day. Think of how much your service to your clients or employers will increase once you familiarise yourself with commercial buildings, common problems found at buildings, and how to best address them.

For further assistance, please call 866.964.3246, or email

What Our Clients Say

  • I commend you on your Commercial Inspection course. Your presentation and supporting materials were executed at the highest level. The course was well worth the fee. I will recommend you to anyone wishing to increase their proficiency in the inspection field.

    Marion Peeples, ProSpect Inspections LLC, Oak Ridge, NC

  • I’d just like to thank you for the commercial class in Ft. Laud. Not only for the wealth of information, but also, and especially, for the overall point of view and attitude that you conveyed. Professional, yet relaxed; principled, and practical. It was a great experience, and a wonderful learning opportunity.

    Austin Boleman

  • I am in my 9th year in the inspection profession and I believe that the Commercial Inspection Course was probably one of the best courses that I have ever taken. I applied some of the techniques that I learned in the class at a Commercial Inspection on a 26,000 sq. ft. office complex 2 days after the course and found the information invaluable. I would recommend this course to anyone considering Commercial Property Assessments.

    Bill Schwahn, ASHI, AII Bridger View Inspections, Inc.

  • I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful class. The class is one of the best and most informative that I have attended. You are an extremely gifted speaker and bring a lot of class and professionalism to your training. I went into the course with high expectations and you exceeded them. I learned a lot more that I thought I would.

    Sean C. Van Ryder, President, Colt Inspection Services

  • It was obvious from the start of the course to the end that Richard’s ultimate goal was that each person in the class walk away having the ability to be successful in the commercial inspection arena. He displayed on numerous occasions that CDW was willing to do anything, within reason, to make sure this was accomplished. I would like to suggest that you not offer this course to your competitors.

    Jeff Luther, President, Home-Probe, Inc.