Special Inspections

In 2008, New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) passed a law in New York City stating that a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect must be retained by the owner in order to sign-off construction projects. These engineers or architects must be registered with DOB as a special inspection agency (SIA). AR-TECH Engineering P.C. has been certified by DOB to conduct special inspections. The firm’s S.I.A number is 006659.
Our licensed professional engineers, registered architects and certified special inspectors are qualified to observe and review the progress work of any construction project. We have extensive experience identifying and reports any discrepancies of construction work from approved-DOB contract documents. Our professionals will report to the construction site periodically during construction to maintain overall quality assurance of the project. Ultimately, this will keep the project moving forward and reduce any unnecessary cost of the project
Special inspections are inspections required by DOB to sign-off construction projects. The central focus of special inspections is to inspect selected materials, equipment, fabrication, installation and erection or placement of connections or components. AR-TECH Engineering P.C. provide the following special inspection services:

  • Sign/seal of DOB technical reports (TR1&TR8) by a NYS licensed professional engineer or registered architect
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Heating Systems
  • Cast-in place (rebar and concrete placement)
  • Fire resistance penetrations
  • Fire rated Construction
  • Masonry
  • Structural Stability
  • Welding
  • Cold-Form Steel
  • High Strength Bolting
  • Energy Code Compliance
  • Smoke Control Systems
  • Subgrade (Visual Inspections of Soil Characteristics)
  • D14 (Final Inspection of Construction Projects)