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Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:45 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:45 - 5:00 pm
Overview of Special Inspections
Defining special inspections
History of IBC code, BOCA code and special inspections
Role of special inspector, architect, engineer, building official
Statement of special inspections; other reports & paperwork
IBC 2015 – big changes in reference codes and standards
Soil and Foundation Inspections
Geotechnical engineering 101 – does the code require Geo report?
Subsurface investigations – verifying bearing capacity in the field
Geotechnical and soils special inspections required by the code
Soil testing & inspection in the field and lab according to the code
Concrete Special Inspections – ACI 318-14
Concrete placement, testing and special inspections
Concrete reinforcement, anchor rods, post-installed concrete anchors
First concrete code reorganization since 1971 (big changes!)
Periodic and continuous inspections according to the code
Where and when you sample concrete according to the code
Masonry Special Inspections - ACI 530, ACI 530.1, TMS 402, TMS 602
Submittal process and preconstruction mock-up panels
Inspection requirements – essential and non-essential structures
Failing masonry sands and mortar strengths – WHAT TO DO
ASTM C 270 and ASTM C 780 – finally an answer to the confusion
Structural Steel Construction – Special Inspections
Reference codes – AISC 360, AWS, RCSC, SJI, SDI
Welding code and special inspections
Bolted connections and special inspections
Types of bolted connections: snug-tight, pretensioned, slip-critical
Special inspections of cold-formed steel (light gage steel)
Special Inspections for Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials (SFRM)
Thickness tests on SFRM – density tests - frequency
Bond strength – adhesion/cohesion tests – frequency
Condition of the Substrates before and after SFRM installation
Definition of high rise building – 150 PSF or 1,000 PSF bond strength
GLANCE AHEAD - NEXT IBC Code Cycle
(Other Things that you may not know)
New updated wind speed maps and seismic maps in chapter 16
New structural observations required for high rise or risk category IV
Does the code require special inspections on steel stairs and railing?
Reduced web thicknesses in masonry units according to ASTM C 90
Metal buildings – full pen welds must be ultrasonically tested in shop
Is the proof rolling of site soils mandated by the IBC Code
When does failing masonry mortar really pas
Executive Director, Code Compliance and Training, Froehling & Robertson, Inc (F&R)
Mr. Tuck has more than 50 years of experience in the materials testing and construction inspection industry. He started his career with F&R in 1964 as a materials technician and fulfilled many duties including senior field technician, radiographic assistant, drill rig operator, laboratory technician, and structural steel inspector, quickly being promoted to Branch Manager of the Roanoke office in 1966. Over the next few decades, Mr. Tuck also managed F&R’s operations in Norfolk, Lynchburg and Chesapeake, Virginia. During this time, he demonstrated his increasing knowledge, skill, and value to the corporate office and was designated as the company-wide Manager of Construction Materials Testing Services, working in F&R’s Richmond headquarters. In the late 1990’s, Mr. Tuck elected to utilize his considerable experience in operations management and take on company Business Development. His overwhelming success in this realm led to Mr. Tuck being elevated to the role of Vice President of Business Development, reporting directly to F&R’s CEO. His responsibilities in this role included hiring, training, and supervising business development managers throughout the company’s Mid-Atlantic footprint.