Special Inspection & Pre-Construction Manual

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A special inspection is required by the Building Code for material testing, installation, fabrication, erection or replacement of components and connections requiring special expertise to ensure compliance with approved construction documents and codes. Special inspections are also required for items listed in the International Building Code or pre-construction manual.

Submission Requirements

The structural engineer of record must identify components subject to special inspection by submitting the statement of special inspection application along with the building permit application and construction documents.

A statement of special inspection may be submitted online or in person at the Arlington County Permit Office.