A building boom spawned by what could be a new round of economic expansion might herald clear sailing for general contractors, electrical contractors, and other subs that bring construction projects to life. But the sheer pace of construction starts may also signal gale warnings in an important complementary element of building projects: the inspection phase.
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Inspection Delays Raise Red Flag
Understaffed building departments in some busy regions of the country struggle to complete timely inspections. Could this be a temporary blip, or is a trend forming toward an outright shortage?