NABIE was established to serve the public by advancing the art and skill of professional engineers.

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The purpose of the Academy is to lead and advance the integrity, value and understanding of the practice of professional engineering, as it applies to the inspection, investigation and consultation involving buildings and homes.

National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers

Since 1989, the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE) has worked to establish the highest standards for the building and home inspection industry and to verify the qualifications of individuals offering these services.

We are proud to have members in all major metropolitan areas and most states. We speak for home and building inspection engineers in every state through monitoring of legislation, court cases and government activity. We interface with affiliated real estate associations and commissions, state engineering boards and other standard setting organizations.

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Statement of Purpose

The National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE) was established in 1989 to serve the public by advancing the art and skill of engineers who offer their services as expert inspectors, investigators and consultants pertaining to the structural and mechanical components of buildings and homes of all types. The purpose of the Academy is to lead and advance the integrity, value and understanding of the practice of professional engineering, as it applies to the inspection, investigation and consultation involving buildings and homes, for the benefit of the users of its members’ services including the general public, attorneys, realtors, mortgage brokers and other lenders, and other clients, to better serve the needs of real estate purchasers, owners and investors.

Objectives of NABIE

  • To serve the public by advancing the skill and art of engineering analysis, investigation, consultation and expert testimony in Building Inspections and Evaluation based on engineering knowledge or judgment.
  • To establish criteria for and further the education of Building Inspection Engineers through formal studies, seminars and publication of literature on the subject.
  • To engage in research and the publication of papers, books and articles on the art and science of building inspection engineering.
  • To elevate standards and the ethical concepts governing the practice of building inspection engineering.
  • To cooperate with and assist other legitimate professions and organizations engaged in building inspection and building system related activities.

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NABIE encourages all professional engineers and architects involved in the building inspection engineering industry to join our organization.

Standards of Practice

Perhaps the greatest contribution made to the building inspection engineering industry has been the development of the NABIE Standards of Practice

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