IBC Special Inspections

What Are Special Inspections?

Special Inspections verify the specified construction materials, how they are applied, and the materials made from them, and are all following proper design intent. These inspections help reduce costly failures. With this certification, you can be confident that CSI has the building code knowledge required to understand and verify the code requirements.

Special Inspections

CSI provides Special Inspections of specific structural elements and other materials outlined in Chapter 17 of the building code. These include:

Inspection of fabricators

Steel construction

Concrete construction

Masonry construction

Wood construction

Soil construction

Pile foundations

Pier foundations

Wall panels & veneers

Sprayed fire-resistant materials

Ext. insulation & finish systems

Special cases

Steel Construction Inspections

When inspecting steel construction materials, our staff is certified to evaluate the welding process and the procedures used to construct structures. With steel construction inspections, our CSI team ensures that the weld is clean and sturdy.

Concrete Construction Inspections

CSI has certified Special Inspectors to inspect and record the results of concrete construction comply with the approved construction documents, and the building code. Within Chapter 17 of the building code, there are over 50 inspection items and tests stipulated to be inspected by the Special Inspector. These inspection requirements gives us a sense of how safe the concrete structure is.