IBC Construction Inspections


 Construction Inspections and iReport360

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The 2006 International Building Code (IBC) shifted the responsibility of code enforcement to Special Inspection Firms and Design Professionals. All 50 states in the U.S. have adopted the IBC in part or whole as their state building codes. In order to obtain an occupancy permit, Section 1704 of the IBC requires the Special Inspection Firm and Design Professional to sign a document stating that all of the building code requirements were met during construction. Therefore, it is imperative that the Special Inspection Firm have a detailed understanding of the building code requirements and provide the proper documentation to confirm that the building code requirements were met.

Are you confident your firm or construction project is meeting the IBC requirements?

iReport360 was designed as a tool for the entire construction team to improve communication and iBC360 are specific report templates which meet the requirements of the IBC to give confidence that work was done in compliance with approved construction documents.

  • Special Inspection Firms can clearly and accurately communicate the activities of construction to the Design Professionals.
  • Contractors can be assured their construction activities are properly documented to be in compliance with the construction documents and IBC.
  • Suppliers and Manufacturers can be assured their materials are properly being used and data collected can provide historical data to improve the design and manufacturing process of their materials.
  • Owners will have confidence their asset will perform as expected because specified materials and construction methods were properly used.
  • Building Officials have the assurance they are protecting the safety and general welfare of the public which they are commissioned to protect.

The following is an outline of the International Building Code for Section 1704 Special Inspections.

INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE

  • SECTION 1704.2 INSPECTION OF FABRICATORS
  • SECTION 1704.3 STEEL CONSTRUCTION
  • SECTION 1704.4 CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
  • SECTION 1704.5 MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
  • SECTION 1704.6 WOOD CONSTRUCTION
  • SECTION 1704.7 SOILS
  • SECTION 1704.8 PILE FOUNDATIONS
  • SECTION 1704.9 PIER FOUNDATIONS
  • SECTION 1704.10 SPRAYED FIRE-RESISTANT MATERIALS
  • SECTION 1704.11 MASTIC AND INTUMESCENT FIRE-RESISTANT COATINGS
  • SECTION 1704.12 EXTERIOR INSULATION AND FINISH SYSTEMS (EIFS)
  • SECTION 1704.13 SPECIAL CASES
  • SECTION 1704.14 SPECIAL INSPECTION FOR SMOKE CONTROL

The IBC specifically outlines the requirements for design professionals, contractors, and special inspection agencies. iBC360 includes multiple report templates to be completed during the construction process to assure the IBC requirements are performed by design professionals, contractors, and special inspection testing agencies.

The IBC is revised or modified every 3 years. The adoption of the specific version of the IBC by individual states or countries may lag so it is important to know which code applies to your specific project.

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