Specification for Inspection of Concrete Construction
|Publication Date:||1 April 2018|
Services specified-This specification sets the minimum requirements for quality assurance inspection of concrete construction whenever inspection services are required by the local building codes or the Contract Documents. The services covered are directed to Special Inspections covered in the current edition of the IBC. This specification is also valid for other projects at the option of the user. It includes inspection requirements for preplacement (reinforcement, forms, and embedments), placement (conveyance and consolidation), and post-placement (finishing, curing, stressing, grouting, and formwork removal) of concrete construction, as well as requirements for personnel qualification and Inspection Agency accreditation. All inspection services required in this specification shall be performed by an Inspection Agency engaged by the Owner.
Independence-An Inspection Agency shall be objective, competent, and independent from the Contractor responsible for the Work being inspected. The Owner or the Owner's Representative shall not delegate these services to the Contractor, Construction Manager, Construction Manager at Risk, or any other party responsible for constructing the Work.
Coordination with Contractor-The Owner shall instruct the Contractor to coordinate with the Inspection Agency, provide access to the Work, and provide notification when the Work is ready for inspection.