Building inspectors are now using video to lessen COVID-19 spread

During a webinar this week hosted by the International Code Council, building officials from around the country shared their experiences with remote inspections as the coronavirus outbreak forces them to keep doing their jobs while still abiding by social distancing requirements.

Construction Dive

According to Construction Dive, building inspectors from Ohio, Nevada and Florida found common benefits to performing inspections using inexpensive tools like Facetime, Skype, Google Duo and Microsoft Teams. The general consensus, reports Construction Dive, was that as long as the inspection would be "visually-based" under normal circumstances then an inspection via video was acceptable.

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