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SERVICES

  • Special Inspection Oversight
  • Code Compliance Review
  • Welding Inspection
  • Bolting Inspection
  • Spray-applied Fireproofing Inspection
  • Geotechnical Inspection
  • Reinforced Concrete Inspection
  • Structural Masonry Inspection
  • Coatings Inspection
  • Electrical Inspection

 

SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

The Building Code of New York State mandates the performance of a variety of Structural Tests and Special Inspections. According to BCNYS Section 1702, certain Special Inspections are required of the materials, installation, fabrication, erection and placement of components and connections requiring special expertise to ensure compliance with approved construction documents and referenced standards.

RE&LS is an experienced and qualified construction inspection firm that is now capable of performing Special Inspections as required by Chapter 17 of the Building Code of New York State (BCNYS). Our licensed professionals and certified inspectors work on-site throughout the construction process adhering to strict, complex reporting requirements for your project. Our technical team is experienced in providing construction quality assurance oversight, special inspection oversight, code compliance review, and environmental regulatory assistance on various assignments across the state. The RE&LS special inspection team is dedicated to providing our clients with accurate, concise, and timely execution of the special inspection program. Special Inspections and Vertical Field Inspection Services that RE&LS can now provide include:

  • Inspection of Structural Steel Elements of Buildings and Structures
  • Inspection of Steel Frame Erection, Fit-Up and Detailing
  • Inspection of High-Strength Bolted Connection Installation
  • Inspections of electrical related components for compliance with electrical codes (Field)
  • Inspection of Preplacement, Placement and Post-Placement Concrete Inspections
  • Prestressed, Precast, and Post-tensioned Concrete (Field and plant)
  • Inspection of Masonry, Mortar, Grout, Reinforcement and Embedment
  • Existing Site Soil Conditions and Site Preparation
  • Soil Load-Bearing and Approved Soils Report Field Verifications including proof rolling observations
  • Fireproofing and Firestopping Inspections
  • Sprayed Fire-Resistant Material Density, Thickness and Bond Strength
  • Prepared Fill Placement Inspection and In-Place Density Compaction Tests * available for specific projects
  • Sampling and Testing Fresh Concrete and Compression Tests * available for specific projects
  • Ultrasonic Inspection * available for specific projects

 

COATINGS INSPECTION  

Our NACE-certified Coating Inspectors have experience verifying specifications compliance, conducting failure analyses, consulting on materials selection and writing specifications for industrial coating applications. Our Coating Inspectors are qualified to perform coating inspections tests under the ASTM Protective Coating Standards Guide and have worked on multi-million dollar projects including bridge and marine coating inspection, wastewater treatment and water tank coating inspection and architectural industrial painting inspection.

ELECTRICAL INSPECTION

RE&LS can provide field inspections of all electrical related components installed for compliance with electrical codes including but not limited to all conduit and duct bank installations, wiring, circuits and power connections. Project experience includes technical inspections for the installation of new electrical systems or modification of old electrical wiring systems, motors, equipment and related electrically operated apparatus. Our team is very experienced in Electrical Code inspections and compliance reports including testing, trouble shooting and operation of all systems to assure proper functionality. The team is also well versed in arc flash studies, having performed studies for numerous school districts statewide.

BOLTING INSPECTION

RE&LS’ inspectors are certified ICC Structural Steel and Bolting Special Inspectors.  Inspections can be performed on all structural joints and bolted connections.  Observations are done per the American Institute of Steel Construction Standards. Inspection services provided for verification of bolted connections include:

  • Bolt manufacturer’s certifications
  • Properly marked fasteners and their storage
  • Bolt grade, types, and bolt lengths
  • Bolting procedures, hole preparation, and faying surfaces
  • Bolts placements, snug tight conditions, and pre-tensioning procedures
  • Acceptance or rejection of bolted connection

WELDING INSPECTION

RE&LS can provide Certified Welding Inspection (CWI) services by inspectors holding AWS D1.1 certifications compliant with all code requirements. Our CWI services encompass:

  • Review of Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) / Procedure Qualification Records (PQR)
  • Determination of Welder qualifications
  • Review of project design documents for welding requirements
  • Inspection of Materials and Equipment
  • Inspection of Work and Records
  • Visual Inspections and NDT including PT, MT, RT & UT

STAFF CERTIFICATIONS

  • New York State Certified Building Inspector & Code Enforcement Officer
  • NYS Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Ground Penetrating Radar Manufacturer’s Training for Utility and Structure Surveys
  • ICC Master of Special Inspections
  • ICC Structural Steel and Bolting Special Inspector
  • ICC Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector
  • ICC Structural Masonry Special Inspector
  • ICC Structural Welding Special Inspector
  • ICC Spray-applied Fireproofing Special Inspector
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector
  • ASNT-TC-1A Level II, Atlantic NDT Liquid Penetrant, PT – Certified
  • ASNT-TC-1A Level II, Atlantic NDT Magnetic Particle, MT – Certified
  • NETTCP Soils & Aggregate Inspector
  • Soil Load-Bearing and Approved Soils Report Field Verifications
  • NYMA QC/QA Technician for Hot Mix Asphalt Batch Plant Inspection
  • NYSDOT Portland Cement Concrete Technician for Concrete Batch Plant Inspection
  • NYSDEC Erosion and Sediment Control Training
  • ACI Grade I Concrete Field Testing Technician
  • ACI Aggregate Testing Technician Level 1
  • ACI Strength Testing Technician Level 1
  • Radiation Safety and Operations of Nuclear Testing Equipment
  • A.C.E. Level III Certified Coatings Inspector
  • ASNT SNT-TC-1A Ultrasonic Testing Level I & II training
  • SSPCC3/C5 Lead Supervisor – Competent Person
  • SSPC Coating Applicator Specialist (CAS) Level II
  • City of Rochester Master Electrical License
  • City of Syracuse Master Electrical License

 

 

Special Inspection Projects
Inspection Concrete Tank
Inspection Concrete Tank
Inspection Concrete Bridge Steel Water
Contact

 

Eric Ford, Master of Special Inspections

Phone: 585.280.6789

Email: eford@ravieng.com