Special Inspections

Special inspections are crucial oversight services required during the construction of commercial buildings to ensure that work is executed according to design specifications, building codes, and safety standards. At Foundation Systems Engineering, we provide a range of special inspection services to ensure that all construction elements meet the build quality expectations.

Special Inspections Form

Before any inspection begins, a special inspections form must be completed. This form is a crucial document that outlines the scope of work, specific inspections required, and responsibilities of all parties involved. It serves as a roadmap for compliance and quality assurance throughout the construction process.

Special Inspections Construction

Our special inspections in construction involve detailed, on-site checking of building materials, construction methods, and the installation of key components. These inspections are integral to preventing potential failures and ensuring the structure’s integrity and compliance with all applicable codes.

Special Inspections IBC

Under the International Building Code (IBC), special inspections are mandated for building elements that require expertise to ensure rigorous compliance with the prescribed designs. Foundation Systems Engineering adheres strictly to these IBC requirements, ensuring that your project meets all regulatory standards and safety guidelines.

Special Inspections Agency

As a certified special inspections agency, Foundation Systems Engineering possesses the credentials and expertise to conduct comprehensive evaluations of your construction project. Our qualified inspectors are trained to oversee and report on the construction quality and code compliance of your project.

When Are Special Inspections Required

Special inspections are required for various components of building construction including structural steel, concrete, masonry, and soil, among others. These inspections are typically mandated by building codes or engineering specifications and are necessary when the building design involves complexities that require professional judgment to assess workmanship and materials.

Special Inspections Requirements

The specific requirements for special inspections vary depending on the construction type, materials used, and the local regulations. However, common requirements include the verification of materials, examination of welding, inspection of bolted connections, and testing of soil compaction and foundations. It is crucial to consult with a qualified special inspections agency like Foundation Systems Engineering to understand the specific requirements for your project.

What Are Special Inspections in Construction

Special inspections in construction are detailed evaluations carried out by skilled inspectors during the construction process to ensure that the work complies with the approved plans and specifications. These inspections are designed to ensure the safety and stability of buildings by addressing potential issues that could compromise structural integrity before they become more serious problems.


Types of Special Inspections We Perform

As specialists in Special Inspections, we deliver an unparalleled suite of inspection services. Our offerings are designed to ensure that all aspects of your project not only comply with the International Building Code (IBC) but also embody the apex of structural integrity and safety.

Structural Fill Soils Special Inspections

Foundation starts with the right fill. Our team thoroughly evaluates Structural Fill Soils to confirm soil compaction, density, and material quality. It’s the first step to guaranteeing a stable base for your construction endeavors.

Site Soil Preparation Inspections

Preparation meets precision. Site Soil Preparation is the stage where we commit to turning the natural ground into a ready canvas for construction. This encompasses soil stabilization, grading, and other essential groundwork to support your project’s success.

Deep Foundation Special Inspections

Delving deep into foundation work, our inspections extend to Deep Foundations. From piles to caissons, we ensure that these critical elements are capable of bearing the significant loads they are designed for, ensuring structural longevity and safety.

Intumescent Fireproofing** Special Inspections

Protecting structures from the ravages of fire requires cutting-edge solutions like In-tumescent Fireproofing. We rigorously check the application and efficacy of these fire-resistant coatings that swell when heated, providing an insulating barrier.

Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems**

The exterior is more than aesthetics. Our inspections of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) look beyond the surface to ensure these multilayered systems are installed correctly, offering superior energy efficiency and durability.

Wood Special Inspections

The timeless material of Wood needs timeless expertise. Our services include inspection of wooden structural components, ensuring that everything from framing to sheathing aligns with stringent standards for safety and integrity.

Reinforced Concrete Special Inspections

The strength of Reinforced Concrete structures lies in the synergy between steel and concrete. Our specialists meticulously inspect the reinforcement placement, concrete mix, and curing process to secure the formidability of your concrete buildings.

Structural Masonry Special Inspections

The art and science of building with brick and block are not lost on us. Inspection of Structural Masonry ensures correct material use, proper mortar application, and robustness of the construction that stands the test of time.

Structural Steel Bolting Special Inspections

Precision in Structural Steel Bolting is crucial for enduring structures. We scrutinize bolting procedures, ensuring that the connections between steel components meet the highest safety and strength criteria.

Structural Steel Welding Special Inspections

With Structural Steel Welding, each weld is a defining link. Our certified inspectors deliver expertise in examining weld quality, size, and method, warranted to carry the loads they are designed to unify.

Spray Applied Fire Proofing Special Inspections

Finally, Spray Applied Fire Proofing checks are your assurance against the heat of adversity. Our comprehensive inspections verify the appropriate application and adhesion of fireproofing material, essential for maintaining the structural integrity in the event of a fire.

Our collaborative team approach, synthesizing expertise across multiple disciplines, delivers a robust assurance that your construction project stands on solid, compliant, and safe foundations. For each term bolded in our approach mirrors the strength and reliability we promise to imbue in your project.

Foundation Systems Engineering, P.C. is able to provide Special Inspection services in accordance with Chapter 17 of the International Building Code (IBC). FSE has been providing special inspection services since 2009 and are able to provide in house inspection services with experienced and certified inspectors and engineers. We are an all-inclusive, single point of contact, full-service company to provide all of your special inspection services.

Contact us to anchor your project in excellence and ensure that every compliance and every detail is built to last, built to stand, and built to protect.

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We would love to assist you in the completion of your project. Contact us today so that we can get started right away.