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Three Northern Gulf Coast Projects Select IBA Consultants for Third-Party Inspections
July 16, 2009

Three Gulf Coast--C.J. Peete Redevelopment, New Orleans; Hotel Indigo, Pensacola; and Pensacola Airport TSA Expansion--have hired IBA Consultants to provide third-party inspections (also known as private inspections).

"Having an inspector on the premise not only provides quick access to a certified building code expert, it allows fast and thorough inspections to occur as soon as the installation is ready for inspection," says Mark Baker, president, IBA Consultants. "This will help the developer save time and money through quick approvals of the current installation and the necessary authorizations to begin the next phase."

For each project, IBA will concentrate on structural and life safety issues by providing quality control inspections such as:

  • Fabrication and installation of curtainwall systems;
  • Fabrication and installation of structural glazed panels;
  • Fire stopping;
  • Railing and safeguards; and
  • Roofing.

According to the company's announcement, the use of private inspections in lieu of municipal building inspections is a growing trend, particularly in areas with construction projects where size, complexity and pace of construction are overwhelming for building officials. Several states, such as Florida, New York, Nevada and Washington, now mandate it by law or code.

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