IBC Chapter 17: Special Inspections
1 hour 30 minutes
Understand why a special inspection is needed and the qualifications required of a special inspector.
There have been a history of various projects under construction that ran into problems because little attention was paid to the important special inspection procedures. Several projects have actually had their Certificate of Occupancy held up due to incomplete inspections and reporting. You will learn why a special inspection is needed and the qualifications required of a special inspector. On every construction project, there are a lot of moving parts and there are responsible parties involved in the design and inspection process. There are also numerous building components that require proper inspections pursuant to the IBC Chapter 17. You will learn how to prepare for these inspections so that you do not get into trouble.
This topic will help the persons responsible for running a construction project to understand the importance of special inspections, and what the building code requires. The material also explains the various building components required to be inspected in order to maintain code compliance. Failure to follow the proper requirements may cause project delays and even lawsuits. This topic is critical and important in order to understand how special inspections influence the construction process.
• You will be able to define what a special inspection is based on IBC Chapter 17.
• You will be able to describe the duties of responsible parties in the special inspection process.
• You will be able to explain the qualifications required to perform the duties of a special inspector.
• You will be able to identify the various building components required to be inspected pursuant to the building code.