Special Inspections

What is a Special Inspection?

Per the 2008 NYC Building Code, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) requires Special Inspections in NYC to be conducted for all construction projects. These Special Inspections are conducted to ensure construction work is completed in accordance with all applicable building codes, and NYC DOB approved plans and specifications. These type of inspections must be conducted by an NYC DOB registered Special Inspection Agency via a TR-1, as no other sign-off will be accepted.


Service


AMR Engineering is a registered Class 2 Special Inspection Agency specializing in a variety of construction categories. We are available to answer any questions about new or ongoing projects requiring a Special Inspection.


Class 2 Special Inspection Agency


As a Class 2 agency AMR Engineering is qualified to conduct inspections per the following requirements:


An agency registered as a Class 2 special inspection agency for a special inspection category will be permitted to perform the work associated with such special inspection category on any project, except those involving:

  1. The construction of a new major building;
  2. The full demolition of a major building;
  3. The alteration of a major building including: 
    • The removal of an entire story or more;
    • The partial demolition of twenty thousand (20,000) square feet or more of gross floor area; or
    • The partial demolition of twenty (20) percent or more of the gross floor area.

  1. The enlargement of a major building by more than ten thousand (10,000) square feet of gross floor area.

Major building defined in 2014 NYC BC Chapter 33, Section 3302:

An  existing  or  proposed  building  10  or  more  stories  or  125  feet or  more  in  height,  or  an existing  or  proposed  building  with  a  building  footprint  of  100,000  square  feet or  more  regardless  of  height,  or  an existing  or  proposed  building  so  designated  by  the  commissioner  due  to  unique  hazards  associated  with  the  construction  or demolition of the structure.


Class 2 Special Inspection Categories


AMR Engineering specializes in the following inspection categories:


CONCRETE CAST-IN-PLACE (BC 1704.4)

 CONCRETE PRECAST (BC 1704.4)

MASONRY (BC 1704.5)

WALL PANELS, CURTAIN WALLS, AND VENEERS (BC 1704.10)

 EXTERIOR INSULATION AND FINISH SYSTEMS (EIFS) (BC 1704.13)

POST-INSTALLED ANCHORS (BC 1704.32)


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