BUILDING CODE SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

Advance Testing has been providing special inspections on both local and non-local projects of all sizes for over thirty-five years. Special Inspections are required during the construction of commercial buildings and multiple dwellings more than 3 stories high. The special inspections required on a project verify that the approved materials, procedures and testing are in accordance with the provided drawings and specifications. This assures owners are delivered a high quality product as well as provide the public structure that is structurally sound. There are many different forms of special inspections; below they are broken down into the different areas in which they pertain.

Advance Testing has been providing special inspections on both local and non-local projects of all sizes for over thirty-five years. Special Inspections are required during the construction of commercial buildings and multiple dwellings more than 3 stories high. The special inspections required on a project verify that the approved materials, procedures and testing are in accordance with the provided drawings and specifications. This assures owners are delivered a high quality product as well as provide the public structure that is structurally sound. There are many different forms of special inspections; below they are broken down into the different areas in which they pertain.

Soils

  • Verification of site preparation, in accordance with site plans and specifications
  • Testing of bearing capacity beneath footings
  • Verification of appropriate fill material
  • Verification of compaction in relation to maximum compaction
  • Inspection of Pile Driving
  • Inspection of Drilled Piers

Cast-In-Place Concrete

  • Verification and inspection of reinforcing steel type, size and layout
  • Inspection of reinforcing steel welds
  • Verification of anchor bolt placement location
  • Inspection of concrete forms and procedures utilized
  • Testing of concrete strength, slump, air content and temperature
  • Concrete strength prior to removal of shoring
  • Concrete strength prior to stressing tendons in post-tensioned concrete

Masonry

  • Inspection of mortar mixing and placement procedures
  • Verification of horizontal and vertical reinforcement
  • Inspection of reinforcing steel welds
  • Inspection of grout space prior to placement
  • Preparation of test specimens
  • Verification of procedures used during hot and cold weather

Soils

  • Verification of site preparation, in accordance with site plans and specifications
  • Testing of bearing capacity beneath footings
  • Verification of appropriate fill material
  • Verification of compaction in relation to maximum compaction
  • Inspection of Pile Driving
  • Inspection of Drilled Piers

Cast-In-Place Concrete

  • Verification and inspection of reinforcing steel type, size and layout
  • Inspection of reinforcing steel welds
  • Verification of anchor bolt placement location
  • Inspection of concrete forms and procedures utilized
  • Testing of concrete strength, slump, air content and temperature
  • Concrete strength prior to removal of shoring
  • Concrete strength prior to stressing tendons in post-tensioned concrete

Masonry

  • Inspection of mortar mixing and placement procedures
  • Verification of horizontal and vertical reinforcement
  • Inspection of reinforcing steel welds
  • Inspection of grout space prior to placement
  • Preparation of test specimens
  • Verification of procedures used during hot and cold weather

Structural Steel

  • Audit of fabrication shop
  • Verification of location of steel members
  • Proper application of joint details at connections
  • Verification of bolting materials and installation procedures
  • Inspection of field welds
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Light Gauge Steel Framing Inspection

Fireproofing

  • Verification of proper substrate conditions prior to application
  • Test for thickness, density and bond strength

Firestopping

  • Verify compliance with design documents
  • Verify that required materials are utilized
  • Inspect application and compare with approved systems

Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems

  • Verification of proper substrate conditions prior to application
  • Inspect application and protection of finishes

Structural Steel

  • Audit of fabrication shop
  • Verification of location of steel members
  • Proper application of joint details at connections
  • Verification of bolting materials and installation procedures
  • Inspection of field welds
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Light Gauge Steel Framing Inspection

Fireproofing

  • Verification of proper substrate conditions prior to application
  • Test for thickness, density and bond strength

Firestopping

  • Verify compliance with design documents
  • Verify that required materials are utilized
  • Inspect application and compare with approved systems

Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems

  • Verification of proper substrate conditions prior to application
  • Inspect application and protection of finishes

STAFF CERTIFICATIONS

  • New York Construction Materials Association (NYCMA) QC/QA Technician Certification
  • Associated General Contractors of New York State/New York State Department of Transportation (AGC/NYSDOT) Density Testing Inspector (DTI) Certification
  • New Jersey Society of Asphalt Technologists (NJSAT) HMA Technician Certification
  • Northeast Transportation Training and Certification Program (NETTCP) HMA Plant Technician
  • Northeast Transportation Training and Certification Program (NETTCP) Paving Inspector
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Region 1 HMA Technician Certification
  • Florida Department of Transportation Construction Training Qualification Program (FDOT CTQP) Asphalt Plant Level 1 & 2
  • Florida Department of Transportation Construction Training Qualification Program (FDOT CTQP) Asphalt Paving Level 1 & 2
  • New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Profiler Device and Operator Certification
  • Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MASSDot) Profiler Device Certification
  • AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP). Certificates of Accreditation are held for the following:
    • Portland Cement Concrete ASTM: C31, C39, C138, C143, C172, C173, C231, C617, C1077, C1231
    • Portland Cement Concrete Aggregate
      AASHTO: T11, T19, T21, T27, T84, T85, T104, T112, T248, T255
    • Portland Cement Concrete AggregateASTM: C29, C40, C88, C117, C127, C128, C136, C142, C566, C702, C1077
    • Soils
      AASHTO: T87, T88, T89, T90, T99, T100, T146, T176, T180, T215, T265
    • Soils
      ASTM: D421, D422, D698, D854, D1557, D2216, D2217, D2419, D2434, D4318
    • Hot Mix Asphalt
      AASHTO: T30, T164, T209, T245, T269
    • Hot Mix Asphalt
      ASTM: D1559, D2041, D2172, D2726, D3203, D3666, D4867, D5444
    • Hot Mix Asphalt Aggregates
      AASHTO: T11, T19, T21, T27, T37, T84, T85, T104, T112, T176, T248, T255
    • Hot Mix Asphalt Aggregates ASTM: C29, C40, C88, C117, C127, C128, C136, C142, C566, C702, D546, D2419, D3666
  • National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Lab Code 200514-1
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Qualified Laboratory
  • NYC Department of Buildings Qualified Laboratory
  • NYC Department of Design and Construction Qualified Laboratory
  • International Code Council (ICC) Soils Special Inspector
  • Northeast Transportation Training and Certification Program (NETTCP) Soils and Aggregate Inspector
  • Northeast Transportation Training and Certification Program (NETTCP) Soils Laboratory Technician
  • American Concrete Institute Aggregate Testing Technician
  • American Concrete Institute Laboratory Testing Technician
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • International Code Council (ICC) Structural Steel and Bolting Certification
  • International Code Council (ICC) Structural Steel and Welding Special Inspector
  • International Code Council (ICC) Fireproofing Special Inspector
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Level 1 and 2
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CALL US

845.496.1600

OFFICE HOURS

7:00am – 5:00pm

Advance Testing’s services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.