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The page is designed to be a flash card type study guide for the International Building Code 2006. Click on the questions to reveal the answer. All questions are created directly from the text.

Chapter 17: Structural Tests and Specical Inspections[edit]


Based on Model Program For Special Inspection
Provided by International Accreditation Service

/What is special inspection?/
/Which documents contain the special inspector's responsibilities and scope of work for a project?/

Duties of special inspectors[edit]

/In general, what are the duties of the special inspector?/

  1. /What must a special inspector do before arriving at a jobsite?/
  2. /When arriving at a jobsite, what must the contractor personnel be notified of?/
  3. /Which document defines the work for which the special inspector is responsible?/
  4. /Who must be informed of all nonconforming items and when?/

/If any such item is not resolved, what should be done?/
/What information should the list of discrepancies contain about each nonconforming item?/
/Where should the discrepancies list be posted?/

  1. /How often should the special inspector write and organize complete inspection reports?/

/Who should receive the inspection reports and how often?/
/What should be contained in the inspection reports?/

  1. /What should be included in the final report?/

Duties of the project owner[edit]

/Who is responsible for funding special inspections?/
/Who is prohibited from employing the special inspector?/

Duties of the design professional[edit]

/In general, what are the duties of the design professional?/
/Who approves periodic inspection and the frequence of such inspection?/
/In general, which code must a special inspector be certified under in order to be qualified as an inspector?/
/Which organization can accredite a special inspection agency as qualified?/
/Which factors affect the choice of special inspector or agency?/
/What is the preferred method for fulfilling the requirement for the preparation of a special inspection program?/
/Who must be informed of any verbally approved deviations from the approved plans?/

Duties of the Contractor[edit]

/In general, what are the duties of the contractor?/
/Who is responsible for notifying the special inspector regarding individual inspections required by the building department?/
/How much notice must be given?/
/Where should the contractor keep all special inspection records?/

Duties of the Building Official[edit]

/Who is the only team member with the legal authority to enforce the special inspection provisions of the IBC?/
/In general, what are the duties of the building official?/
/What must occur before the building official can perform a final inspeciton?/

Section 1704: Special Inspections[edit]

1704.1 General[edit]

/Who is responsible for the employment of the special inspectors?/
/When are special inspections not required?/

1704.1.1 Statement of special inspections[edit]

/Who is responsible for submitting a statement of special inspections as a condition for permit issuance?/
/With which section shall this statement be in accordance?/
/When is a statement of special inspections not required?/

1704.1.2 Report requirement[edit]

/Who shall keep records of inspections?/
/Who must receive the inspection reports?/
/What should be in the reports?/
/Who must be informed of discrepancies and when shall this occur?/
/Who should be informed if the discrepancies are not corrected and when shall this occur?/
/What should be contained in the final report?/

1704.2 Inspection of fabricators[edit]

/When shall special inspection of fabricated items be required?/

1704.2.1 Fabrication and implementation procedures[edit]

/When inspecting at a fabrication shop, what are the responsibilities of the special inspector?/
/When are special inspections not required at a fabrication shop?/

1704.2.2 Fabricator approval[edit]

/Who must review and audit approved fabricators?/
/At the completion of fabrication, to whom must the approved fabricator submit a certificate of compliance/

1704.3 Steel construction[edit]

/When is special inspection of the steel fabrication process not required?/
/When are periodic inspections appropriate?/

1704.3.1 Welding[edit]

/Which code must welds be in compliance with?/
/Which code creates the basis for welding inspector qualification?/

1704.3.2 Details[edit]

/The special inspector shall perform an inspection of the steel frame in order to verify compliance of what details shown on the approved construction documents?/

1704.3.3 High-strength bolts[edit]

/Should high-strength bolts be inspected periodicly or continuously?/
/Which specifications define the inspection criteria for high-strength bolts?/

1704.3.3.1 General[edit]

/For bolts requiring pretenshioning, when shall the special inspector observe the preinstallation testing and calibration procedures?/
/Specificlly, what must a special inspector observe during the installation of bolts.?/
/When does the special inspector not need to monitor the installation of bolts? What must still be verified?/

1704.3.3.2 Periodic monitoring[edit]

/Which methods of bolt installation require only periodic monitoring of bolt installation for pretensioning?/

1704.3.3.3 Continuous monitoring[edit]

/Which methods of bolt installation require continuous monitoring of bolt installation for pretensioning?/

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