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In a message dated 96-06-08 21:56:07 EDT, you write:

>The problem comes up when the contractor hires and pays the inspector. That
>consider a serious "conflict of Interest". How can an inspector be fair when
>his paycheck is paid by the person he is supposed to watch for errors.

Not only is it a conflict, it is forbidden by the code. The code requires the
owner or architect or engineer acting as the owner's agent to hire the
special inspector. I have a note on my plans specifically prohibiting the
anyone but the owner from hiring the special inspector.