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ALWAYS EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

If you’re building a commercial structure in or around the Kansas City area, it will likely require Special Inspections. Sometimes referred to as Chapter 17 Inspections, Special Inspections ensure structures are compliant with local building codes and ordinances. These Special Inspections are in addition to the typical municipal inspections required by the City’s building department.

Most commercial projects that include foundations, structural steel, masonry, concrete, high-strength bolts, or welding of structural steel members will require a Special Inspection before an Occupancy Permit will be issued.

Alpha-Omega Geotech engineers and field technicians perform all geotechnical Special Inspections required to comply with Kansas and Missouri building codes. We work on-site as part of your project team to monitor compliance throughout all phases of construction, Per Section 1704 of the International BuildingCode (IBC).
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SPECIAL INSPECTIONS SERVICES

  • Verification of Grubbing, Stripping, and Site Preparation Prior to Filling Operations
  • Engineered Grading and/or Filling (Compaction Testing, Soil Subgrade, Fly Ash / Cement Modified, Standard Proctor, and Modified Proctor)
  • Verification of Footing and 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 and Walls (Modular Block, MSE, Big Block, Cast-in-Place Concrete, Others)
  • Structural Steel, Welding, and High-Strength Bolting
  • Structural Masonry
  • Wood Construction
  • Erection and Installation of Precast Concrete Tilt-up Wall Panels
  • Inspection of Fabricators
  • Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)
  • Spray Applied Fireproofing
    • Mastic and Intumescent Fire-Resistant Coatings
  • Fire-Resistant Penetrations and Joints (Fire-Stopping)
  • Smoke Control
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ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION PHASE FIELD SERVICES

  • Asphalt Paving Materials – Mix Verification and Onsite Compaction Testing during Placement
  • Concrete Paving Materials – Concrete Testing
  • Subgrade Proof-Rolling Prior to Paving Operations
  • Compaction of Granular Base Course and/or 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 – Including Thickness Analysis of Concrete Slabs, Columns & Beams (partner relationships)
  • Survey and Civil Engineering Services (partner relationships)
  • Environmental Services (partner relationships)

FLOOR FLATNESS TESTING

A flat floor maximizes space, especially in industrial buildings. It’s required for stable shelving systems and automated picking devices, forklifts, and other mobile machinery used to support industrial operations.

AOG has a long history of ensuring floor flatness for industrial purposes, like this floor designed for high-pressure stamping machinery at Ford’s Claycomo plant.

AOG has a long history of ensuring Floor Flatness for industrial purposes, like this floor constructed in preparation for high-pressure stamping operations at Ford’s Claycomo plant.
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.
Tracy Welhoff
Operations / Field Services Manager
Direct: 913-717-4091
twelhoff@AOGeotech.com

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