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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 04 Aug 1997 15:44:42 GMT
>Special inspection firms will be only as good or as qualified as the special >inspector they employ. So, what will make a company a " qualified specialty >Inspection company" ??? >It is the individuals that are licensed (like in engineering) and not the >company. > >Antonio S. "Tony" Luisoni Of course it is the individuals that are licensed...... However, Special Inspection firm accreditation will clearly establish a quality system that takes into consideration many elements of Special Inspection, only one of which is the qualification of Special Inspectors which is far more rigid and comprehensive than any licensing program in existence now, and does include the municipal licensing as required per project. Most municipalities don't have the budget to develop and enforce a Special Inspector competency program and rely on others or the ICBO Certification which was never meant to be more than a measure of code knowledge and not a measure of Inspector competency. Quality Inspectors are developed, groomed and supported by a system that will maintain quality checks and to include additional certifications through ACI or AWS or ASNT or NICET as required. Accountability, project monitoring, work experience, Staff Engineer, access to resources, database management, retrievable records archives, prompt dissemination of reports, continuing education requirements are just some of the issues addressed in accreditation. As I said in my post, we have spent almost 5 years in the research and development of Special Inspection firm accreditation. The Engineering community, the Standards community and the Code community realizes this is an area which has been assumed, in many cases, to already exist. Well it doesn't, at least not yet. Section 106 of the UBC refers to the "names of the individuals or firms that will be performing the special inspection...". What firms? What qualifies them? Where is the measure of quality control? Your carriers have a problem with this code wording in terms of liability because of the exclusivity it creates. With accreditation in place, the Engineer could feel comfortable in specifying a specific firm "or another firm accreditated to ASTM E-329 95c" or another developed Inspection firm criteria which establishes a set of solid requirements to help ensure quality inspection. You guys develop calcs and plans which are then plan checked; this will give yet another measure of quality assurance in the construction process. Your response was so simplistic, I have to assume you just dashed it off. R. Sandy Pringle Sandy Pringle & Associates sandyp(--nospam--at)spasic.com STRUCTURAL INSPECTION CONSULTANTS http://www.beachnet.com/~sandyp/index.htm (800)598-1970 Fax(310)376-5294 Hermosa Beach & Redondo Beach, CA Be the master of your will and the slave of your conscience. --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [188.8.131.52]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id VAA28262 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Sat, 15 Mar 1997 21:17:41 -0600 (CST) Received: from corona.beachnet.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id ka009474; Sat, 15 Mar 1997 19:12:23 -0800 Received: from localhost (pipe1-15.beachnet.com [184.108.40.206]) by corona.beachnet.com (post.office MTA v2.0 0813 ID# 0-29736U610) with SMTP id AAA152 for <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>; Sat, 15 Mar 1997 19:05:36 -0700 Message-Id: <220.127.116.1170315190633.31bfd664(--nospam--at)mail.beachnet.com> X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (16) To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org From: "Sandy Pringle" <sandyp(--nospam--at)spasic.com> Subject: Re: Inspection and the Engineer Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 19:05:36 -0700 Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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