Special Inspection & QA

International Building Code (IBC) which was adopted by all the states in the United States and Deprtment of Defence requires a qualified independent 3rd party to perform inspection and material testing during construction in order to confirm the required quality based on a particular code as well as specifications.

This is similar to quality assurance defined as special inspection under building code.

Achievement Engineering Corp. has been verified in almost all jurisdictions around San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley as a special inspection agency. AEC’s team of special Inspectors provides various on-site and shop inspection services, which includes the following:

  • Pre-Cast & Cast-in-place Concrete
  • Pre-stressed & Post-tension Concrete
  • Rebar Scanning (NDT using Ultrasonic Equipment)
  • Reinforced Masonry
  • High-Strength Bolting
  • Structural Wood & Shear Wall
  • Field & Shop Steel Welding
  • Sprayed Fireproofing
  • Pull Out Testing
  • Retrofit Anchors/Dowels
  • CalGreen
  • Coating

Non-Destructive Testing

In addition to traditional testing and inspections, AEC provides the following inspections:

  • NDT/UT Inspections
  • NDT/MT Inspections
  • NDT/LT Inspections
  • NDT/PT Inspections
  • NDT/ PAUT Inspections

Nuclear Gauge Compaction Test

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has licensed the storage and use of our Nuclear Density & Moisture Testing Gauges and accepted our certified technicians.

DSA (Division of the State Architect)

  • DSA Shotcrete
  • DSA Masonry
  • DSA CASp (Certified Access Specialist program)

Material Source Inspection

Caltrans Specifications requires source inspections for any purchased material used in projects. Source inspection includes observation of chain of custody including required tests for these purchases.

AEC is proud to be the source inspection company for several projects including iconic high speed rail package I.