Inspection Services

special inspections services
Building & Earth’s professional engineers and certified inspections technicians perform Special Inspections Services, as outlined in current versions of the International Building Code (IBC), which require functional knowledge of the means and methods of construction as well as the ability to understand the design concept and drawings. We have performed this level of construction inspections for our clients since our firm’s inception.

Special Inspections Services, Per IBC

We offer a broad array of special inspection services including: structured steel inspections, masonry inspections, coatings inspections, roofing inspections, pavement inspections and failure investigation and analysis.


Structural Steel Inspections

  • Certified Welding Inspectors
  • Audit of plant and field procedures to determine conformance
  • Destructive and nondestructive testing
  • Welder and procedure qualification
  • Prepare and evaluate welding procedures

Masonry Inspections

  • Reinforcing steel observation
  • Preparing and testing mortar and grout specimens
  • Concrete block, brick and masonry prism testing
  • Observation of conformance with construction documents
  • Absorption and Efflorescence

Coatings Inspections

  • Fireproofing-thickness, density, adhesion/cohesion
  • Intumescent Paint
  • Paint – wet and dry film thickness

Roofing Inspections

  • Roofing Inspectors
  • Evaluation of roofing materials and specifications
  • Application and conformance monitoring

Additional Special Capabilities

  • FACE Dipstick floor flatness devices for FF/FL evaluation
  • FLIR thermal imaging – roofing inspection and evaluation
  • Structure Scan ground penetrating radar with 3D visualization capability

Pavement Inspections

  • Pavement management services
  • Pavement Condition Surveys and tests for functional and structural distress

Failure Investigation and Analysis

  • Evaluate distress in architectural and structural materials
  • Provide litigation support and expert services