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Special Inspection

Vidaris is the first agency in New York City to receive special inspection accreditation from International Accreditation Service (IAS).  We have a large group of qualified special inspectors ready to perform special inspections.  Special inspection is the monitoring of certain critical building components requiring the attention of certified professionals with highly specialized skills and qualifications. 

In 2008, New York City adopted a new building code which is based on the International Building Code (IBC).  In this code, "Controlled Inspection" is replaced with "Special Inspection."  This new code requires that all special inspection agencies be accredited.  Now special inspection is required for several different categories listed in Chapter 17 – Structural Tests and Special Inspections.

Vidaris is certified in the following categories:


  • General Building Construction:
    • Wall Panels, Curtain Walls, and Veneers
    • Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS)
    • Chimneys
    • Flood Zone Compliance
  • Fire Protection Systems and Fire-Resistant Construction:
    • Fire-resistant Penetrations and Joints
    • Emergency and Standby Power Systems (Generators)
  • Plumbing and Mechanical Systems:
    • Mechanical Systems
    • Heating Systems
  • Structural Materials and Construction Operations [as it relates to the facade]:
    • Structural Steel Construction: Welding; Details; High Strength Bolting; Cold-Formed Steel Construction
    • Concrete Construction: Cast-in-place; Precast
    • Masonry Construction
    • Structural Stability - Existing Buildings
    • Mechanical Demolition
    • Post-installed Anchors
  • Energy Code Compliance Inspection

 

LPI is certified in the following categories:

  • General Building Construction:
    • Chimneys
  • Fire Protection Systems and Fire-Resistant Construction:
    • Emergency and Standby Power Systems (Generators)
  • Plumbing and Mechanical Systems:
    • Mechanical Systems
    • Fuel-Oil Storage and Fuel-Oil Piping Systems
    • Heating Systems
  • Structural Materials and Construction Operations:
    • Structural Steel Welding (Shop and Field): Ultrasonic Inspection, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Liquid Dye Penetrant Inspection and Radiographic Inspection
    • Structural Steel - Details
    • Structural Steel High-Strength Bolting
    • Structural Cold-formed Streel
    • High Temperature Hot water Piping-Welding
    • High Pressure Steam Piping-Welding
    • High Pressure Fuel Gas Piping-Welding
    • Aluminum Welding
  • Energy Code Compliance Inspection
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