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The Guideline is an update of the previous edition to bring it current with the requirements of the 2018 International Building Code. The Guideline describes the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in the special inspection and testing process, how to prepare a special inspection and testing program, the necessary qualifications of the special inspectors, how to conduct the program and who should pay for the special inspections and test. The Appendix contains sample forms for specifying special inspections and tests and sample letters to be filed with code-enforcement agencies after the program is completed. 

Updated for the 2018 IBC, this version has a new schedule of special inspections, updated code section references, new Quality Assurance for Seismic Resistance section and an updated Statement of Special inspections.

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Coalition Publication

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CASE, Coalition


December 7, 2018

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