Special Inspections

Special Inspections

PBA has a variety of inspectors specially certified and experienced in the following categories.  Each project is different and will have specific inspection and testing requirements.

SPECIAL INSPECTION/DEPUTY INSPECTION DISCIPLINES

  • Structural Steel & Welding Bolting
  • Structural Masonry
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Pre-stressed Concrete
  • Fireproofing
  • Wood/Steel Framing, Shear, Diaphragm
  • Waterproofing
  • Seismic & Wind Resistance
  • Methane Mitigation
  • Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS)
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP)
  • Soils & Grading
  • Boiler/Pressure Assemblies

INSPECTORS ARE CERTIFIED WITH THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES

  • International Code Coucil (ICC)
  • Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
  • Division of the State Architect (DSA)
  • Caltrans
  • The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
  • American Welding Society, Certified Welding Inspector (AWS/CWI)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • All California regional or city jurisdictions
  • And many other specialized categories specific to various jurisdictional requirements

LEAD OR RESIDENT SPECIAL INSPECTOR/DEPUTY INSPECTOR

  • Experienced full-time inspector who will facilitate, organize, and manage all necessary inspection and testing requirements throughout the duration of the project
  • Typically multi-licensed to inspect multiple trades
  • May act as liaison between jurisdictional building inspectors, design professionals, and construction staff
  • Duties will vary from project to project

PROJECT INSPECTOR / INSPECTOR OF RECORD (IOR)
These inspectors are typically multi-licensed Building Inspectors capable of inspecting all aspects of the construction process from the ground up. This includes, but not limited to, structural foundation & super-structure, framing, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, roofing & waterproofing, EIFS, and paint. Oftentimes, these inspectors are needed to augment the staff of local building departments or public works departments within a city or county. These Project Inspectors untertake a high level of responsibility for the duration of the assignment. Responsibilities vary. ASI staffs inspectors for the building and planning departments, public works departments, water and power districts, etc.

Inspector of Record (IOR) is a classification typically associated with DSA and OSHPD which refers to an inspector approved and assigned by their respective organizations to oversee construction pertaining to a school or hospital. These inspectors are very specialized and hightly qualified for the specific requirements associated with these types of buildings. ASI offers all classes and levels of IOR.

ALL CLASSIFICATIONS OF INSPECTIONS LISTED ABOVE PERFORM THE FOLLOWING TASKS SPECIFIC TO EACH DISCIPLINE (AS A MINIMUM).  EACH INSPECTOR…

  • Verifies conformance to approved plans, specifications, and local building codes
  • Documents and notifies personnel of any non-conforming items
  • Verifies proper materials and placement of those materials per approved plans, specifications, and local building codes
  • When applicable, collects required test specimens for laboratory analysis or testing
  • Documents all inspections and tests on Daily Reports