SPECIAL INSPECTIONS DELIVER PROMISES MADE ON PAPER
Results verify a building’s ability to resist the pressure and weight of high load expectations, even if those loads never happen.
They confirm soil conditions, construction materials, placements, and processes meet design specifications and comply with local building codes and ordinances.
These Special Inspections are in addition to the typical municipal inspections required by a City’s building department.
Projects that include foundations, structural steel, masonry, concrete, high-strength bolts, or welding of structural steel members almost always require a Special Inspection before an Occupancy Permit will be issued.
COMMON SPECIAL INSPECTIONS
- Verification of Grubbing & Stripping
- Site Preparation Prior to Filling Operations
- Engineered Grading & Filling
- (Compaction Testing, Soil Subgrade, Fly Ash/Cement Modified, Standard & Modified Proctor)
- Verification of Footing & Foundations (Shallow Foundations)
- Installation of Deep Foundation Elements
- (Drilled Piers, Auger Cast Piles, Driven Piling, Others)
- Inspection of Ground Improvement Techniques for Foundation Construction
- (Geopiers, Stone Columns, Others)
- Testing of Reinforced Concrete
- Placement of Reinforced Concrete
- Placement of Reinforcing Steel
- Anchor Bolts in Concrete including Post-Installed Anchors
- Earth Retaining Structures & Walls
- (Modular Block, MSE, Big Block, Cast-in-Place Concrete, Others)
- Structural Steel, Welding, & High-Strength Bolting
- Structural Masonry
- Wood Construction
- Erection & Installation of Precast Concrete Tilt-up Wall Panels
- Inspection of Fabricators
- Exterior Insulation & Finish System (EIFS)
- Fire-Resistant Penetrations & Joints (Fire-Stopping)
- Smoke Control
- Spray Applied Fireproofing
- (Mastic & Intumescent Fire-Resistant Coatings)
ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION PHASE FIELD SERVICES
- Asphalt Paving Materials
- Mix Verification & Onsite Compaction Testing during Placement
- Concrete Paving Materials – Concrete Testing
- Subgrade Proof-Rolling Prior to Paving Operations
- Compaction of Granular Base Course, Stabilized Subgrade
- Fly Ash, Cement, Hydrated Lime, Others
- Vapor Emission through Hardened Concrete
- Coring Hardened Concrete
- NRMCA Batch Plant Inspection for Certification
- Ground Penetrating Radar (partner relationships)
- Including Thickness Analysis of Concrete Slabs, Columns & Beams
- Survey & Civil Engineering Services (partner relationships)
- Environmental Services (partner relationships)
FLOOR FLATNESS TESTING
Ceilings inside industrial structures can reach 40 feet or more and all but a few feet is typically used to squeeze in as much product and materials as possible.
A flat floor is essential for maximizing space, allowing for the precise design and safe construction of shelving that towers without tilting.
While most buildings and other structures have ‘flat floors,’ the flatness required for industrial settings allows no room for fluctuations. The slightest tilt can throw off an entire shelving system. The floor is either going to support the shelving properly or create an imbalance that threatens the whole setup. The safety of workers and the proper function of equipment also depend on it.
Concerned about specific issues on your project site?
Please give us a call and we’ll do our best to talk you through them,
especially if you’re not sure an inspection is needed.
Operations / Field Services Manager