Building the Future: Fairfax County Land Development Department Inspires Edison Academy Students with Building Inspector Careers

By Tisa Frederick
April 19, 2024

Fairfax County Government Land Development representatives, Colin Givens and Joseph Priddy recently visited Edison Academy to spark students' interest in a vital role: building inspectors. This visit aligns with the county's ongoing efforts to introduce young people to diverse career options.

Students gained valuable insights into the world of building inspections. Colin and Joseph discussed the inspector's role in ensuring the safety and code compliance of buildings, from residential projects to commercial spaces. They explained the qualifications needed for the job, and the benefits that come along with it. 

The shared stories of innovative developments they’ve inspected such as underground garages, automated lighting and water and even full-sized baseball fields build on residential properties. These stories ignited a passion for a career path in building safety for the students. 

Overall, this visit serves as an excellent example of inspiring future generations to contribute to the community. By shedding light on the rewarding career of building inspectors, Fairfax County is laying the groundwork for a future filled with safe and secure residences and buildings. To find out more about visit their website at