Special Inspections at HLZAE

July 23, 2021

What Are Special
Inspections?

Special
Inspections must be performed by Special Inspectors on behalf of a Special
Inspection Agency and are conducted during the construction process at critical
points during most repair and upgrade projects. Special Inspections verify that
construction work critical to safety and property protection has been conducted
according to the project’s approved construction documents, as well as to New
York City Building Code standards.

As a Class 1 Accredited Special Inspections Agency, we offer special inspection services for all types of construction projects in New York. Since the New York City Department of Buildings began mandating third-party special inspections in 2008, clients have sought HLZAE to provide projects with an additional level of quality assurance and security.

Why
Are Special Inspections Required? 

The
purpose of Special Inspections is to enhance the safety of construction
projects by improving the integrity of inspections and testing and preventing
unqualified technicians from evaluating material installations. 

Our inspections are conducted throughout the duration of a project to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, NYC Building Code and the relevant applicable standards. Our diverse portfolio of projects range from architectural interiors or exteriors, structural and mechanical projects ranging in scale from minor to multi-million dollar.

HLZAE Special Inspection Types

  • Structural steel, concrete, masonry, and wood
    construction
  • Structural stability
  • Post-installed anchors
  • Spray fire-resistant materials
  • Fire-resistant penetration and joints
  • Mechanical systems
  • Sprinkler and standpipe systems
  • Energy Code compliance
  • Progress inspections

New Testing Services we Currently Offer

  • Anchor Proof Load Testing
  • Helical Pin Testing
  • Rebar Proof Load Testing
  • Infrared Thermography

A leader
in restorative architecture and preservation and engineering services; HLZAE
has served properties in New York City for nearly 40 years.

HLZAE
offers standalone special inspections services supported by a deep bench of
architects, engineers, and building systems specialists who form the backbone
of our practice. This multidisciplinary approach provides support across the
project life cycle, from initiation to completion, ultimately saving time and
reducing cost to our clients.

We are committed to providing professional architectural and engineering services, earning our clients’ trust not by reputation alone, but by delivering results. If your building or living space are in need of Special Inspection Services, let us help you!

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