About Carson Dunlop & Associates

Carson, Dunlop & Associates Ltd. is a consulting engineering firm which has been devoted exclusively to the building inspection profession since 1978. The technical staff consists solely of engineers mainly from Civil and Mechanical disciplines. The engineers have all been through an intensive four month in-house training program, and participate in various continuing education programs.

The firm specializes in the inspection of buildings and the preparation of condition surveys detailing the physical condition of the building structure and major components. Where improvements are recommended, time frames and ball park cost estimates are outlined for these areas.

Different buildings demand different inspections. Variables such as age, occupancy and type of construction have a bearing on how the buildings are inspected and the performance criteria by which they are judged. Our clients' needs dictate the degree of inspection and the specific issues to be addressed.

The company does not offer inspections as a sideline or as a way to obtain work in other fields. No design or repair work is performed by the firm, for example. Inspection work is our focus, allowing us to remain unbiased and independent.

Company hours
Monday - Friday 8am-8pm
Saturday - 8:30am-5pm
Sunday - 10am-5pm

Toronto Area: 905-822-0010
Other Areas: 1-866-751-0010
Fax: 905-822-0679
Website: www.BoulevardInspection.com
Email: tom@boulevardinsppection.com

Carson Dunlop Weldon - Commercial Building Inspections
Carson Dunlop Weldon specializes in inspecting a wide range of commercial properties. From industrial space to apartment buildings, CDW can provide property owners and investors with a detailed and informative report that will help them make the right financial decisions.

Founded and managed by Richard Weldon P.Eng., a seasoned building inspector, the staff of CDW can help you with Pre-Lease and Pre-Purchase Inspections, Technical Audits for new buildings, Reserve Fund Studies, Capital Replacement Studies, Environmental Site Assessments and commercial inspection training.

Tel (416) 964-3246 (GTA region)
1 (866) 964-3246 (toll free)
Fax (416) 964-2046
Website: www.cdwengineering.com
Email: richard@cdwengineering.com

Pre-Purchase Inspections

The acquisition of a property can be stressful, sometimes involving considerable uncertainty, and often with time constraints on the decision making process. A condition survey of the property removes a number of the unknowns and greatly increases the chances of a successful purchase. It makes good sense to know what one is buying.

In a pre-purchase situation, our strategy is to quickly provide the client with a description of the existing building condition. The building and its systems are not redesigned; instead the focus is on the performance of the building. Where appropriate, Carson, Dunlop projects life expectancies and provides repair and/or replacement cost figures in a broad ball park sense.

Pre-listing Inspections

A Carson Dunlop Pre-listing Home Inspection is an inspection that is performed before the house goes on the market. The benefits of this inspection help create a powerful marketing tool that can be used during the process of selling a house. Carson Dunlop performs pre-listing inspections, as do many other home inspection companies. Carson Dunlop does things a little differently.

Home Inspection Training Program
Carson, Dunlop created their Home Inspection Training Program to be the premier distance education training program for home inspectors. Two decades of experience in home inspection and several years of providing classroom training for aspiring inspectors provided the foundation for this program. The Home Inspection Training Program is broken down into ten modules, each of which includes study sessions, quizzes, tests, field exercises and a CD Rom to demonstrate real world conditions.

Sales of Our Reporting System

The Home Reference Book - Carson, Dunlop supplies The Home Reference Book to approximately 200 home inspectors throughout North America. This 400 page three-ring binder was authored in 1988. The 24th edition is currently in print. This report writing system is extremely comprehensive yet easy to understand. It has been widely accepted by consumers, Realtors, and relocation companies.

HORIZON is a comprehensive web-based reporting system that produces an exceptional report that is published and posted on the web exclusively for the buyer or seller. The report includes fantastic benefits like; color illustrations, and links to relevant reference materials. Click here to view a sample.

Professional Associations
The firm or its technical staff, are members of the following organizations:
ASHI® - American Society of Home Inspectors®
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
CAHPI - Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors
CERC - Canadian Employee Relocation Council
HRAI - Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
IAEI - International Association of Electrical Inspectors
NAHI - National Association of Home Inspectors
OAHI - Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
OBEC - Ontario Building Envelope Council
OPIA - Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association
PEO - Professional Engineers of Ontario
GTHBA - Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association

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