Special Inspections under the IBC Chapter 17, Part I
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM

Overview of Special Inspections

    Scope and timeline                              

   Statement of special inspections and testing

   Special inspector and testing agent qualifications, accreditation

   Contracts and conflicts of interest

   Pre-construction meeting                   

   Jobsite protocol

Soils and Foundation Inspection and Testing

   Soil inspection vs geotechnical consultant

   Existing soil conditions                        

   Deep foundations

Masonry Inspection and Testing

   Reinforced masonry pre-grout inspection

   Grouting inspection                             

   Grout testing, mortar prism testing

Concrete Inspection and Testing

   Preplacement inspection of forms and reinforcement

   Concrete sampling and testing

   Concrete inspection                             

   Post-placement inspection: Curing, etc.


Special Inspections under the IBC Chapter 17, Part II
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:00 AM – 3:15 PM CDT

Steel Inspection and Testing

   Inspection of steel frames                      

   Connection details

   Shop fabrication                                     

   Weld inspection and testing

   Bolt inspection and testing                   

   Pre-engineered metal buildings

Other Steel Inspections

   Steel decking                                           

   Open-web steel joists

   Cold-formed steel framing                    

   Cold-formed steel trusses

Wood Construction

   Inspection of wood structural elements:

   Wood fasteners and connections

   Architectural wall panels                       

   Metal plate-connected wood trusses

Other Inspections

   Fire-resistant materials                          

   Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS)

   Smoke control

Seismic and Wind Resistance

   Seismic requirements                            

   Inspections, tests, observations

   Wind resistance – observations

Load Tests and Material & Test Standards
Discrepancies and Reports

   Reports and discrepancy list                 

   Resolving discrepancies

   Re inspections                                         

   Final Report




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James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP

James D’Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse
Mr. D’Aloisio is a principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D’Aloisio is a registered professional engineer in New York and Massachusetts, and he has been certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) since its inception in 2007. He is a member and past president (1997-1998) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Syracuse Section, and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York State (SEAoNY). Mr. D’Aloisio is a member of ASCE/SEI’s Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Committee, the Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings Committee, and the Sustainability Committee. Mr. D’Aloisio received the Order of the Engineer at Syracuse University in 1997. His 30-plus years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer has primarily involved the design of new building structures, additions, and modifications, and analyses, assessments, and investigations of structures and facades. Mr. D’Aloisio has performed structural condition reviews of over 15 million square feet of buildings and has performed over 150 structural forensic investigations. He has presented over 300 times.

Michael L. Savage

Mr. Savage has been in the inspection field for more than 25 years. He has been a plans examiner, a combination inspector, a chief inspector and chief building official. Mr. Savage has completed plan reviews and inspections on all types of structures from single-family dwellings, decks and sheds to micro-breweries and manufacturing/industrial facilities. He currently serves as the director of building safety/building official for Marion County, Florida. Mr. Savage holds 42 International Code Council certifications, including master code professional and certified building official. In addition, he is a NFPA-certified fire protection specialist (CFPS) and IAEI certified electrical inspector – master. He is also licensed as a building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspector in the State of Maryland, and he is a qualified electrical inspector in the State of Delaware. Mr. Savage is also licensed as a building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspector in the State of New Mexico. He is actively involved in the code making processes and holds committee memberships on such bodies as NFPA, IAEI and UL, and he is a member of the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors. Mr. Savage’s past positions include the following: president of the Central New Mexico Chapter of Building Officials, president of the IAEI NM Chapter, ICC Region XI Development Committee and past president and Executive Council member of Region XI. Mr. Savage was appointed to the ICC-Evaluation Services Board of Managers in 2015, the ICC Compliance Code Action Committee (CCAC) and the ICC Code Correlation Committee (CCC). He has taught, and implemented, special inspections programs throughout the country resulting in safer, code-compliant buildings.

There are 2 Courses in This Seminar

Special Inspections under the IBC Chapter 17, Part I

Special Inspections under the IBC Chapter 17, Part I

April 29, 2020 Webinar James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP
Special Inspections under the IBC Chapter 17, Part II

Special Inspections under the IBC Chapter 17, Part II

April 30, 2020 Webinar James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP