Special Inspections

Special Inspections

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service for your special inspection project.

Special Inspections

Since 1995, Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. (RE&LS) has provided capable, qualified personnel for every level of inspection staff required on projects within New York State.

RE&LS is an experienced and qualified construction inspection firm that is now capable of performing Special Inspections as required by Chapter 17 of the Building Code of New York State (BCNYS). Our licensed professional engineers and certified inspectors work on-site throughout the construction process adhering to strict, complex reporting requirements for your project. Our technical team is experienced in providing construction quality assurance oversight, special inspection oversight, code compliance review, and environmental regulatory assistance. The RE&LS special inspection team is dedicated to providing our clients with accurate, concise, and timely execution of the special inspection program.

Bolting Inspections

RE&LS’ inspectors are certified ICC Structural Steel and Bolting Special Inspectors.  Inspections can be performed on all structural joints and bolted connections.  Observations are done per the American Institute of Steel Construction Standards. Inspection services provided for verification of bolted connections include:

  • Bolt manufacturer’s certifications
  • Properly marked fasteners and their storage
  • Bolt grade, types, and bolt lengths
  • Bolting procedures, hole preparation, and faying surfaces
  • Bolts placements, snug tight conditions, and pre-tensioning procedures
  • Acceptance or rejection of bolted connection

Welding Inspections

RE&LS can provide Certified Welding Inspection (CWI) services by inspectors holding AWS D1.1 certifications compliant with all code requirements. Our CWI services encompass:

  • Review of Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) / Procedure Qualification Records (PQR)
  • Determination of Welder qualifications
  • Review of project design documents for welding requirements
  • Inspection of Materials and Equipment
  • Inspection of Work and Records
  • Visual Inspections and NDT including PT, MT, RT & UT

Coatings Inspections

Our NACE-certified Coating Inspectors have experience verifying specifications compliance, conducting failure analyses, consulting on materials selection and writing specifications for industrial coating applications. Our Coating Inspectors are qualified to perform coating inspections tests under the ASTM Protective Coating Standards Guide and have worked on multi-million dollar projects including bridge and marine coating inspection, wastewater treatment and water tank coating inspection and architectural industrial painting inspection.

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Construction Inspection Department Manager
(585) 697-2015

Construction Inspection Department Services:

  • Special Inspection Oversight
  • Code Compliance Review
  • Welding Inspection
  • Bolting Inspection
  • Geotechnical Inspection: soil conditions, site preparation, fill placement
  • Reinforced Concrete Inspection
  • Structural Masonry Inspection
  • Concrete- concrete placement
  • Coatings Inspection
  • Ultrasonic Inspection
  • Structural Steel Elements of Buildings and Structures
  • Steel Frame Erection, Fit-Up and Detailing

Staff Certifications

  • New York State Certified Building Inspector & Code Enforcement Officer
  • NYS Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Ground Penetrating Radar Manufacturer’s Training for Utility and Structure Surveys
  • ICC Master of Special Inspections
  • ICC Structural Steel and Bolting Special Inspector
  • ICC Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector
  • ICC Structural Masonry Special Inspector
  • ICC Structural Welding Special Inspector
  • ICC Spray-applied Fireproofing Special Inspector
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector
  • ASNT-TC-1A Level II, Atlantic NDT Liquid Penetrant, PT – Certified
  • ASNT-TC-1A Level II, Atlantic NDT Magnetic Particle, MT – Certified
  • NETTCP Soils & Aggregate Inspector
  • Soil Load-Bearing and Approved Soils Report Field Verifications
  • NYMA QC/QA Technician for Hot Mix Asphalt Batch Plant Inspection
  • NYSDOT Portland Cement Concrete Technician for Concrete Batch Plant Inspection
  • NYSDEC Erosion and Sediment Control Training
  • ACI Grade I Concrete Field Testing Technician
  • Radiation Safety and Operations of Nuclear Testing Equipment
  • N.A.C.E. Level I Certified Coatings Inspector