• Housing Management Personnel who conduct periodic inspections of housing
         (Annual, Preventive, Regular, HQS, UPCS)
  • Any staff member who conducts periodic inspections of offices, community
    centers and other buildings

Maintaining the interior and exterior of any facility is the single most important component for successful facility maintenance management, and the first line of defense toward that maintenance is… THE INSPECTION. A proper housing or quarters inspection gives the clearest overall picture of the true condition of a property, and it indicates what preventive maintenance and repairs are necessary.

At this training session, workshop participants will learn how to conduct a proper and thorough inspection, as well as how to determine and recommend appropriate repairs. This workshop will also cover suggestions on how to make older buildings more energy efficient. The interactive format of the workshop will involve an extensive group exchange between the participants and the workshop leader on the agenda topics, with the end result being a full understanding of the Inspection Process.

During the workshop an extensive display of photos of various geographical areas of actual inspection situations will be projected onto a screen for workshop participant input, comments, and discussions initiated by the workshop leader. TSA certificates will be presented to everyone who attends this training.


Day One: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Day Two: 8:00 am – noon

Major topics that will be covered during the workshop:

  1. The purpose of inspections
  2. The process of conducting a thorough inspection
  3. Site & grounds inspection: driveways, sidewalks, patios, fences, & yard
  4. Inspecting the exterior of buildings: roofs, flashing & trim, siding,gutters & downspouts, chimneys, windows, exterior doors, foundations
  5. Inspecting the interior of the building: walls, ceilings, interior doors, stairs, & flooring
  6. Inspecting utility spaces: attics, basements, carports, & garages
  7. Inspecting the operation & condition of operating systems: electrical, plumbing, heating, mechanical, water wells, & septic systems
  8. Safety related to fire prevention, electrical systems, fixtures, slips, trips, & falls
  9. Inspecting home appliances: ovens, stoves, & refrigerators
  10. Signs that there is lead-based paint & asbestos in the building
  11. Special electrical considerations: service entrances, sub-panels, grounding, bonding, fuses & breakers, GFCIs, arc fault breakers, & reversed polarity
  12. Special plumbing considerations: copper tubing, iron pipe, polybutyl tubing, PVC, and PEX tubing
  13. Using & completing the variety of inspection forms: paper & computerized
  14. Using pictures in your reports
  15. Providing a written inspection report to residents & management
  16. Follow-up procedures after completion of the inspection
  17. Using periodic, move-in, pre-vacate, & vacate inspections to minimize resident damage & charges at move-out
  18. Recommended solutions to problems found during inspections
  19. Roundtable discussion during the workshop to share information, to network, & to ask questions of the instructor

To REGISTER for this workshop, select the date and location in the box below.

Inspecting Existing Housing - April 17 - April 18
Las Vegas, NV