A Streamlined Process for Greater Efficiency : you have a 100-store shopping mall or a two-room home, our services are customized to meet your needs.
So how do we actually help you execute a project successfully? Let's take a look at our time-tested process which has provided value to multiple clients.
Filing of TR 1 : Special inspections come into play when the Technical Report: Statement of Responsibility (TR1) is filed. A designer will list all the special inspections required for the project in the TR 1 form. The DOB requires you to file a TR-1 at the time of permitting. So it's also crucial for beginning your project.
You will need a qualified and certified special inspection agency to carry out all the special inspections. Our work begins by taking the responsibility to perform all the special inspections on your behalf.
We will review the plans and the inspection list and send you a proposal of services. Your work is to accept the proposal so that we can take the deal ahead.
Next, we will sign the TR-1 form as the responsible special inspection agency. You can now submit it to the DOB and wait for your work permit.
After You Get Permit : The real work begins after you get the building permit. Our special inspectors will work closely with your general contractor to ensure all work is done according to approved plans. We communicate regularly with your contractor so that we can set up a smooth inspection process. That way we can avoid any project delays and keep the construction going on!
We adopt different inspection methods based on the needs of your project. Some inspections only need visual evaluation while others may need simple measurement instruments. We may also have to perform laboratory testing with sophisticated equipment.
We use advanced technology to conduct inspections. Our inspectors may use magnetic particle inspections or X-ray imaging for testing steel welds. We can use gamma radiation for compaction testing of soils and hydraulic compressive testing equipment for testing masonry prisms.
Special Inspection Reporting : We will submit periodic special inspection reports to your contractor and you. Generally, your contractor will get a report from use within 72 hours of completion of the inspection. If we notice any discrepancy during our inspection, we immediately notify your contractor.
Your contractor can take care of the discrepancy and bring the project back on course.
We will provide a final report at the end of the project. The report will include the summary of special inspections done by us and any work you need to complete.
Signing of TR-1 : After all outstanding work is completed, we will give the project sign-off. It confirms that all special inspections have been done and the work complies with all DOB regulations. We will sign the document and testify for compliance on your behalf. You can then submit the TR 1 form to the DOB.
Finally, you can get the Letter of Completion and subsequent Certificate of Occupancy!