When you’re in the middle of the home buying process, you’re going to face a number of considerations. You have to think about your timeline, the neighborhood, whether or not the home meets your standards — and, last but not least, the inspection. Even if you’re over the moon about having found your dream home in your perfect neighborhood, you should never commit to anything before you’ve had it inspected by a professional to be sure it’s up to code, but more importantly, that it’s safe for you and your family.
This is where a licensed NABIE engineer comes in. A NABIE engineer is a civil engineer who has gone above and beyond to get certified by a specialized board, ensuring that their work can be fully trusted.
Topics Covered by the NABIE Exam
The NABIE written exam is only available to professional engineers with a degree in civil engineering from an accredited university, four years of experience, and those who have passed the written exam from their state board. The written exam covers a number of topics, including:
- Structural Analysis
- Environmental Factors
- Electrical Systems
- Thermal Systems
- Life Safety
These are just a few of the 23 topics covered by the exam that serve to demonstrate the wealth of knowledge and experience required to pass.
Pittman Enterprises for Your Next Home Inspection
If you’re in need of a NABIE-licensed engineer in the Seattle area, John Pittman of Pittman Enterprises has unparalleled experience in engineering and home inspection, with nearly 4,000 home and property inspections completed to date.
Contact Pittman Enterprises today to request a quote! We will provide a succinct and accurate report on your potential new home, helping you make the best purchase for you and for your family.