Structural Inspections

A lot of work and detail goes into the framework of a building. The New York City Buildings Department carefully specifies materials, application standards, and safety requirements of a building’s structural components.
Structural inspections include wood and steel construction and fabrication process, its welding, structural safety, and erection. Masonry is inspected according to the building classification. Concrete construction must be inspected according to code. High strength bolts, nuts, and washers are monitored and periodically inspected. High-pressure steam piping and its welding process are inspected. Site preparation, soils, underpinning, and pier foundations are inspected according to code.
Here are the Structural Inspections that Outsource Special Inspections coordinates:
  • Structural Steel: Welding, high pressure gas piping, aluminum. Erection and bolting.
  • Cold formed steel and steel construction
  • Wood construction
  • Concrete and masonry
  • Non Destructive Testing: (weld testing, magnetic particle testing, liquid penetrant)
  • Seismic isolation systems
  • Structural safety and stability
  • Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS)
  • Seismic isolation systems
  • Foundations: Excavation - sheeting, shoring and bracing, underpinning - pile foundations underpinning / pier foundations, soils and site preparation, density.

Structural Steel

Structural Steel
Steel structures are inspected as well as all related welding and bolting.

Wood Framing

Wood Framing
Special Inspectors monitor wood fabrication process, assemblies, and sheathing for grade, thickness, and size.