International Building Code
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Chapter 17: Structural Tests and Specical Inspections 
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 
- What must a special inspector do before arriving at a jobsite?
- When arriving at a jobsite, what must the contractor personnel be notified of?
- Which document defines the work for which the special inspector is responsible?
- Who must be informed of all nonconforming items and when?
Duties of the project owner 
Duties of the design professional 
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 
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 
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 
1704.1 General 
1704.1.1 Statement of special inspections 
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 
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 
1704.2.1 Fabrication and implementation procedures 
1704.2.2 Fabricator approval 
1704.3 Steel construction 
1704.3.1 Welding 
1704.3.2 Details 
1704.3.3 High-strength bolts 
1704.3.3.1 General 
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?