Introduction to Chapter 17: Special Inspections
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

   Overview of Chapter 17

   Responsibilities of owner, architect, inspector, and contractor

   Default values of each discipline

   Final letter of special inspections

Soils and Foundations
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 PM                       

   Basics of a geotechnical report

   Alternative options other than undercutting

   Types and the need for soil testing

   Unsuitable vs. unusable

   Foundation testing for non-inspectors

   PSI vs. PSF

   Preliminary budget estimates for mass grading

Reinforced Concrete and Structural Steel
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

   Concrete breaks are low: what now?

   Air entrainment

   Basics of field inspections of reinforced steel and concrete

   What is a moment of connection and why is it important?

   Field inspections of bolted connections

ACT Ceiling Grid, Epoxy Anchors, and Fire Penetrations
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

   Acoustical ceiling tile: seismic category C vs. D

   Installation and inspection of ACT

   Field inspections of fire penetrations and joints

   Importance of cleanliness for installations of epoxy anchors

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Michael Berry

Mr. Berry has over six years of experience working for third party testing and inspection firms and performs daily inspection and testing for local municipality jurisdictions, the South Carolina Office of School Facilities, and the South Carolina Office of the State Engineer. He specializes in performing International Building Code (IBC) Chapter 17 special inspections, earthwork and site work inspections and testing; assisting with mechanical, plumbing, building, and electrical inspections; and consulting and code interpretation of IBC, NFPA, AWS D1.1, ASME IX, and ASME B31.1. He is a registered South Carolina professional engineer; certified building official; master special inspector for reinforced concrete, structural masonry, SFRM, and high strength bolting; certified welding inspector (CWI); and commercial Chapter 1 inspector. Mr. Berry also has SCDOT Earthwork, Concrete, and HMA QC level 1, along with South Carolina CEPSCI and seven other Chapter 1 certifications. Currently he is a participant of the 2018 Special Inspections manual review and AWS Exam committee. He has been appointed to the Exam Development Committee for the soils special inspector exam for the term of January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2019. Mr. Berry is a board member of Central Building Inspectors Associations.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Introduction to Chapter 17: Special Inspections

Introduction to Chapter 17: Special Inspections

February 13, 2019 Webinar Michael Berry
Soils and Foundations

Soils and Foundations

February 13, 2019 Webinar Michael Berry
Reinforced Concrete and Structural Steel

Reinforced Concrete and Structural Steel

February 14, 2019 Webinar Michael Berry
ACT Ceiling Grid, Epoxy Anchors, and Fire Penetrations

ACT Ceiling Grid, Epoxy Anchors, and Fire Penetrations

February 14, 2019 Webinar Michael Berry