We’re proud to become a New York City Special Inspections Agency. This certification allows us to utilize our over 20 years of design and construction experience to expand our presence in New York City by performing special inspection throughout the City.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2016
Long Island Engineering Firm AS Engineering Services is proud to announce that it become a certified New York City Special Inspections Agency. To become a certified special inspector for New York City, AS Engineering Services had to pass a stringent qualifications and testing process and is now authorized to provide Class 2 Special Inspections in New York City.
“We’re proud to become a New York City Special Inspections Agency,” Alex Spyrou said. “This certification allows us to utilize our over 20 years of design and construction experience to expand our presence in New York City by performing special inspections throughout the City. We want to be known as the most responsive Special Inspections Agency in the City.”
AS Engineering Services is currently registered to perform New York City Special Inspections for:
- Structural Steel - Details
- Structural Cold Formed Steel
- Concrete – Cast in Place
- Wood – Installation of High Load Diaphragms
- Wood – Installation of Prefabricated I-joists
- Wall Panels, Curtain walls and Veneers
- Structural Stability – Existing Buildings
- Fire Resistant Penetrations and Joints
The company also has pending registrations to perform Special Inspections for:
- Structural Steel – High Strength Bolting
- Structural Steel - Welding
- Wood – Installation of Metal Plate Connected Trusses
- Vertical Masonry Foundation Elements
- Concrete - Precast
- Concrete - Prestressed
- Helical Piles
Special Inspection Agency Qualifications
All special inspection agencies must ensure that the special inspectors employed by the agency meet the qualification requirements set forth in Appendix A of the New York City Special Inspections rule and perform special inspections only within the area of expertise for which such special inspectors are qualified. A Professional Engineer who is listed in Appendix A as requiring qualification in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, geotechnical or such other designation must have had the education, training and experience that has led to an accumulation of knowledge and skill required for the Professional Engineer to hold himself/herself out as a professional practicing in that field.
Frequently Asked Questions About New York City Special Inspections
What Are Special Inspections
Special Inspections are conducted during the construction process to verify that work is being done in accordance to approved plans and specifications. Special Inspections have been mandatory for all construction jobs in New York City since July 1, 2008. Special Inspections must be performed by Special Inspectors on behalf of a Special Inspection Agency.
Special Inspections are inspections of selected materials, equipment, installation, fabrication, erection or placement of components and connections; these inspections confirm compliance with approved construction documents and referenced standards required by NYC Building Code Chapter 19 (elsewhere in the Building Code or its referenced standards).
What Do Special Inspectors Do?
Special inspectors and/or special inspection agencies:
(i) Examine all approved construction documents that relate to the work that is the subject of the special inspections.
(ii) Confirm that the documents are sufficient to enable the proper performance of the special inspection.
(iii) Confirm that the documents are acceptable to the registered design professional of record or another design professional retained by the owner and who prepared the documents for the construction of the job. Acceptance shall be demonstrated in writing by the design professional on the documents.
(iv) Confirm that the work that is the subject of the special inspection is in compliance with all relevant approved construction documents and with chapter 17 of the New York City Building Code or elsewhere in the construction codes or their referenced standards
About AS Engineering Services
For over 20 years, AS Engineering Services PC has served clients throughout the US, from Florida to New England and New York to California from its offices in New York City and Port Jefferson, NY for many years. Learn more about its services at its new website at http://www.ASEngineeringServices.com or contact them at 631-560-0259 or 630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000, New York NY, 10111 for all your structural engineering, architectural engineering, code development, new product development and engineering for manufacturers and building contractors today.
For more information visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/development/special_insp_overview.shtml