I agree with Y’all and the redundancy.
I was instructed by J. Fuller to do so and I’ve seen a few softwares out there (when I was first looking for one, but can’t find them anymore) that had an easy way to copy the deficiency in multiple areas of the report.
Any time I come to a mutli-area deficiency, I copy/paste the item and but keep on writing the report in the order the systems are placed in the report. Once I get to the redundant item, I change it a bit to apply better to the system.
I wonder why TREC or even instructors tell us write it this way? Where did this come from? Perhaps an inspector got successfully sued because the items weren’t in multiple areas…
This would reduce my writing time, I like that.
I only duplicate the written part, not the photo.
I wrote back to TREC to ask them what they thought about summary pages.
Here was my question:
What does TREC think about summary pages? Is it something that is recommended?
Should it just include all the deficiencies found or should it just include the major deficiencies (for example a foundation failure would be in the major deficiencies, therefore be in the summary, however a corner crack is non structural by nature, therefore not considered a major deficiency, although still needs to be addressed and therefore would be in the full report but not copied to the summary)
Or should the summary have multiple “levels” of deficiencies for example,
Items To Monitor
Deferred Cost Items
What would the reason be for not having one? (Litigation reasons, or practicality reasons etc…?)
Here was the same person’s answer:
TREC does not regulate the work you perform that is more than the minimum required by the License Act & Rule. Providing a summary is work you may provide although not regulated by this agency. Therefore, we cannot provide a recommendation as you requested below. We suggest, if you are a member of a professional association of inspectors, you may wish to direct your inquiry to the association for guidance or seek legal counsel from a private attorney.
So it got me thinking again… if TREC doesn’t regulate the work that is more than the minimum required by License Act & Rule, then why did she tell me to have the deficiencies in multiple areas of the report?? :shock: