Special Inspection: Administration and Application

Course Title Special Inspection: Administration and Application
Contact Hours6
Duration1 Day
Education CategoryPremium
ObjectivesUpon completion, participants will be better able to:
  • Describe the special inspections required in Chapter 17 of the International Building Code® (IBC®).
  • Identify the tasks and required skills of the special inspector in the construction process.
  • Identify the other stake holders in the special inspection process and their duties.
  • Describe the steps and details involved in a creating special inspection program.
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DescriptionIn the aftermath of extreme natural events such as earthquakes and hurricanes, the most common contributing factor to significant structural damage and building failure is construction that fails to comply with codes, standards and design documents. Having specialized oversight and increasing inspection frequency, duration and detail during the construction process help mitigate construction issues. This course gives detail to oversight and increased inspection requirements. The course contains the requirements involving special inspection within the International Building Code, descriptions of the required special inspections, and information on creating a special inspection program. The guidance in this course is based on recommended practices and the consensus of building officials, design professionals, and inspection and testing agencies. Duties and responsibilities of the special inspector, building official, project owner, engineer or architect of record and contractor are defined. This manual is also helpful for design professionals writing statements of special inspections. There are two versions of this course to choose from: Special Inspector Focus and Building Official Focus the client will choose the version that best suits the participants of the course. 

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