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


Civil inspections are imperative to a building’s structural integrity. Beginning at the excavation stage of your project, AMAA will be on-site to confirm all construction activity is performed in compliance with approved project plans. AMAA provides comprehensive civil inspection services to get your project from subsurface to ground level, including but not limited to: structural pile installations for retaining walls, footings and foundations, sheeting, shoring and bracing for excavations, underpinning of existing adjacent structures, and soil fill, placement and testing. In conjunction with its licensed and accredited lab, AMAA helps to ensures a proper foundation for your project’s success.

Civil Inspection Services:

  • Subgrade Inspection as per BC 1704.7.1:
    • Compaction Testing
  • Subsurface Conditions – Fill Placement & In-Place as per BC 1704.7.2, BC 1704.7.3:
    • Density Testing
  • Subsurface Investigations (Borings/Test Pits) as per BC 1704.7.4
  • Deep Foundation Elements as per BC 1704.8
  • Helical Piles as per BC 1704.8.5
  • Vertical Masonry Foundation Elements as per BC 1704.9
  • Excavations—Sheeting, Shoring, and Bracing as per BC 1704.20.2
  • Underpinning as per BC 1704.20.3
  • Mechanical Demolition as per BC 1704.20.4
  • Raising and Moving of a Building as per BC 1704.20.5
  • Soil Percolation Test - Private On-Site Storm Water Drainage Disposal Systems, and Detention Facilities as per BC 1704.21.1.2
  • Private On-Site Storm Water Drainage Disposal Systems, and Detention Facilities Installation as per BC 1704.21.2
  • Individual On-Site Private Sewage Disposal Systems Installation as per BC 1704.22
  • Soil Percolation Test – Individual On-Site Private Sewage Disposal Systems as per BC 1704.22
  • Flood Zone Compliance (attach FEMA elevation/dry floodproofing certificate where applicable) as per BC 1704.29
  • Post-installed Anchors (BB# 2014-2018, 2014-2019) as per BC 1704.32:
    • Anchors Pull-Testing
  • Footing and Foundation as per BC 110.3.1


Structural inspections secure that elements used during construction are sound and safe. AMAA inspectors perform all structural inspections listed on the TR1. Our inspectors account for location and size of members, as well as reinforcing steel grade, spacing, supports, and coatings, adhere to approved drawings. Additionally, we provide the following non-destructive testing (NDT) services: ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle testing, and dye penetrant testing for thorough steel connection analysis. Our licensed and accredited concrete laboratory is fully capable of providing all necessary tests to certify a required TR2 for your project.

Structural Inspection Services:

  • Structural Steel – Welding as per BC 1704.3.1:
  • Structural Steel – Details as per BC 1704.3.2:
  • Structural Steel – High Strength Bolting as per BC 1704.3.3:
    • Skidmore Testing
  • Structural Cold-Formed Steel as per BC 1704.3.4
  • Concrete – Cast-In-Place as per BC 1704.4:
    • Slump, Compressive Testing
  • Concrete – Precast as per BC 1704.4
  • Concrete – Prestressed as per BC 1704.4
  • Masonry as per BC 1704.5:
    • Grout and Mortar Sampling and Testing
    • Pull-off Testing for Membranes
  • Wood – Installation of High-Load Diaphragms as per BC 1704.6.1
  • Wood – Installation of Metal-Plate-Connected Trusses as per BC 1704.6.2
  • Wood – Installation of Prefabricated I-Joists as per BC 1704.6.3
  • High-Pressure Steam Piping (Welding) as per BC 1704.18:
  • High Temperature Hot Water Piping (Welding) as per BC 1704.18:
  • High-Pressure Fuel-Gas Piping (Welding) as per BC 1704.19:
  • Structural Stability – Existing Buildings as per BC 1704.20.1
  • Aluminum Welding as per BC 1704.28:
  • Post-installed Anchors (BB# 2014-2018, 2014-2019) as per BC 1704.32:
    • Anchors Pull-Testing
  • Concrete Design Mix (TR3) as per BC 1905.3 and 1913.5
  • Concrete Sampling and Testing (TR2) as per BC 1905.6 and 1913.10
  • Structural Wood Frame as per BC 110.3.3


Mechanical inspections confirm proper installation and functionality of mechanical equipment for your project. In mechanical construction, we confirm that piping and ductwork layouts conform to approved project drawings. We confirm that all supports, hangers, bracing, and vibration isolation are properly spaced and anchored. AMAA can perform all inspections associated with the TR8 for proper certification of Energy Code Compliance.

Mechanical Inspection Services:

  • Smoke Control Systems as per BC 1704.15
  • Mechanical Systems as per BC 1704.16:
    • Ambient Sound Level
  • Seismic Isolation Systems as per BC 1707.8
  • Fuel-Oil Storage and Fuel-Oil Piping Systems as per BC 1704.17
  • Sprinkler Systems as per BC 1704.23
  • Standpipe Systems as per BC 1704.24
  • Heating Systems as per BC 1704.25
  • Chimneys as per BC 1704.26
  • Emergency and Standby Power Systems (Generators) as per BC 1704.31
  • Post-installed Anchors (BB# 2014-2018, 2014-2019) as per BC 1704.32:
    • Anchors Pull-Testing
  • Energy Code Compliance Inspections (TR8) as per BC 110.3.5:
    • Ventilation and air distribution system
    • Shutoff dampers
    • HVAC-R and service water heating equipment
    • HVAC-R and service water heating system controls
    • HVAC-R and service water piping design and insulation
    • Duct leakage testing, insulation and design
    • Metering