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- Subject: RE: Special Inspections was: CBC Ch 17
- From: Harold Sprague <spraguehope(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>
- Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 15:30:03 +0000
The problem is that the ambiguity can leave the QA QC twisting in the wind. This is an issue that extends well beyond the California state line. I have been working on a special inspection manual for our internal use. Our specs require the use of our special inspection manual. No one else that we work for has one. |
Most of my work is military and we have to have special inspection on blast resistant elements. The IBC does not cover that. I "borrowed" heavily from other municipality special inspection manuals. The one concept that I definately like is the "Special Inspector of Record" in the Kansas City, Missouri manual.
There could be a dozen special inspectors. The "Special Inspector of Record" is responsible for making sure that they all do their jobs, he collects all of the reports, and he has to sign off that all discrepencies were resolved to the satisfaction of the EOR. The SIOR is required to be a PE. It really makes the EOR's life easier.
I would suggest that a good special inspection manual be required in the project specifications. It would also be a good idea to require the submittal of the special inspector's QA QC plan. He could use whatever manual that he wants.
If nothing is done, special inspections are just a check in the box and are not a real QC.
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