The construction inspector is an integral part of the construction process serving the lender, contractor and owner. The responsibility of the construction inspector is to ensure that the contractor will be paid in a timely manner for work completed, assure the owner of sufficient funds to finish the project in line with the construction agreement, and assure the lender that they have been diligent in monitoring the loan. Properly trained construction inspectors not only verify the percent completion of a construction project, but they also provide other necessary services, such as following up on lien wavers and reviewing construction bids to make sure the costs are realistic.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.