A majority of buildings require special inspections by the building code, but this process is often misunderstood. Special inspections can add value and provide greater confidence in the construction process when properly implemented, but did you know you also have responsibilities in this process? Complete the form to view a recorded version of our special inspections webinar to find out the answers to these questions and more.
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Braun Intertec Volunteers With Blue University
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