Kansas City Spotlight: IFC Certification for Firestop Special Inspection Services

At Braun Intertec, we are committed to being the consultant of choice for our clients and the employer of choice for our employees. This often means encouraging our employee-owners to pursue professional development opportunities to obtain additional certifications that in turn allow us to work on more complex and high-profile projects. Recently, two employee-owners from our Kansas City office, Bryan Evans, E.I. and Alex Nelson, obtained their International Firestop Council (IFC) Special Inspector Certificate. In addition to this certification, Alex Nelson also received the Premier Level Certification, which is the highest level of IFC certification available. Alex is one of...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Introduction to Special Inspections: Is Somebody Trying to Cut Corners on Your Project?

Special Inspections webinar

A majority of buildings require special inspections by the building code, but this process is often misunderstood. Special inspections can add value and provide greater confidence in the construction process when properly implemented, but did you know you also have responsibilities in this process? Complete the form to view a recorded version of our special inspections webinar to find out the answers to these questions and more....

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Selecting a Firm to Provide Special Inspections, Quality Control and Testing

Special Inspections: Consistency in Design During construction of most commercial and multi-tenant housing projects, Special Inspections and Testing (SI&T) are required by the Building Code. Special inspections are mostly performed on structural components such as foundations, steel, masonry and concrete; a failure to perform these inspections could result in life-threatening concerns. The intent of special inspections is that that the owner, designers and building officials gain confidence in knowing that what is being built is consistent with what was originally designed. One of the requirements of special inspections is that the firm is retained and paid for by the owner...

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