EDP Engineers and Inspectors are a Texas based Windstorm Inspections firm. As providers of Home Inspections services in Houston Area, we would like to answer a common question:
What do inspectors do when not inspecting?
EDP Inspectors from their busy schedules take out time to train and upgrade their windstorm inspection skills. Among our TWIA approved inspection and engineering team, we discuss the challenges we face in Texas based on-site inspections. Our main topic of discussion is the behavior of different members in a structure, under duress of various vertical and lateral forces.
We do extensive root cause analysis of structural failures and update our engineering team to keep in mind the results, so as to help them execute better windstorm compliant engineering designs. For more knowledge, we seek external resources for more reference on windstorm inspection and design in TX.
As we have experienced, a Houston Windstorm inspection is a science by itself. With each and every inspection completed in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas, we learn something new. In very basic terms, we come to know, how the different structural members of a home or a commercial building react differently to varying forces of nature under different circumstances.
At the recently concluded Inspection Fuel Seminar in Las Vegas, we learned how to organize and grow our inspection business by automating various features within the overall inspection cycle. There are many factors that consume too much time, in the Windstorm Inspection Process in Houston, distance being one of them.
We also learned the judicious use of collaborative tools, among our team members, to work instantly on the same requirement. Such tools help in streamlining the effort, put by a Texas residential or commercial inspections team and it avoids duplicity of effort, by all means possible.
At a recent GHBA event in Houston, we had the opportunity to discuss the windstorm updates to IBC and IRC set of codes. What probable impact would they make, on the overall ecosystem of the Inspection industry, especially for Windstorm Inspections, in Greater Houston, TX and adjoining areas?
In a nutshell, apart from our internal discussions on Windstorm design requirements, our team prefers external interaction with different industry leaders via such events. An event such as Inspection Fuel and GHBA seminars, eventually help us to be innovative and explore creativity in our profession when we are not inspecting.