Architectural inspections are to confirm that fire safety and building envelope are in conformance with New York City Department of Building’s approved architectural drawings. We confirm all fire-rated partitions, floors, ceilings, and shafts comply with design and code requirements, as well as that all penetration and construction joints have been properly sealed with approved materials. We help assure that all work is built to code and complies with all local laws, paths of egress are provided in accordance with design and code requirements, and construction complies with ADA requirements indicated on drawings.

Architectural Inspection Services:

  • Wall Panels, Curtain Walls, and Veneers as per BC 1704.10
  • Sprayed fire-resistant material as per BC 1704.11:
    • Adhesion/Cohesion Strength Testing
    • Density Testing
  • Mastic and Intumescent Fire-resistant Coatings as per BC 1704.12
  • Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) as per BC 1704.13
  • Alternative Materials – OTCR Buildings Bulletin as per BC 1704.14
  • Fire-resistant Penetrations and Joints as per BC 1704.27
  • Luminous Egress Path Markings as per BC 1704.30
  • Post-installed Anchors (BB# 2014-2018, 2014-2019) as per BC 1704.32:
    • Anchors Pull-Testing
  • Preliminary as per BC 110.2
  • Lowest Floor Elevation as per BC 110.3.2
  • Fire-Resistance Rated Construction as per BC 110.3.4
  • Public Assembly Emergency Lighting as per 28-116.2.2:
    • Light Level Measurements
  • Directive 14/1975: Final as per BC 110.5
  • Energy Code Compliance Inspections (TR8) as per BC 110.3.5:
    • Protection of exposed foundation insulation
    • Insulation placement and R-values
    • Fenestration and door U-factor and product ratings
    • Fenestration air leakage
    • Fenestration areas
    • Air barrier – visual inspection
    • Air barrier – testing
    • Air barrier continuity testing/inspection
    • Vestibules
    • Fireplaces
    • Lighting in dwelling units
    • Interior lighting power
    • Electrical motors and elevators
    • Maintenance information
    • Permanent certificate
    • Electric vehicle service equipment requirements