Meet Dan Curl Every building tells a story. Every building tests an inspector’s ability to look, listen, comprehend and communicate that story. What is the building’s history, it’s strong and weak points, general condition and specific defects? This puzzling out of how buildings work: how they meet or don’t meet functional and safety standards; that is the question. It is both challenge and satisfaction. Understanding and sharing building stories requires curiosity, intelligence, and a keen eye. The toolbag between my ears holds 30 years of inspection experience, an appreciation of Building Science (how forces of nature, occupancy and use interact with the built environment), an abiding interest in history and architecture, and of the pattern language that binds together each element. Your inspection will be accompanied with knowledge.