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D.C. Training Resident Building Inspectors

A new program enables everyday citizens the chance to work as building inspectors in the nation's capital.
November 29, 2019, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Nena Perry-Brown reports on the launch of a program in Washington, D.C. that trains residents to perform on-demand building inspections.

"Since the resident inspector pilot program was announced, more than 600 residents have registered for training. Presently, there are 31 participants working to inspect either vacant residential buildings or code violations in occupied apartment buildings, and 30 people are certified to inspect illegal construction, issuing stop work orders when needed," according to the article.

The District touts the program's ability to scale up its inspection operations as the city's population and built environment grows.

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Published on Monday, November 25, 2019 in Urban Turf
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