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
"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
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
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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