NYC special inspections

NYC special inspections (Class I)

Since May of 2013, New York City has required all new construction to be inspected by a registered NYC Special Inspector to verify that it has been conducted in compliance with the DOB approved plans. These inspectors are required to inspect and sign off TR-1 forms for your building to be DOB Code compliant. Inspectors must be hired by the building owner, rather than the contractor and must be a DOB registered NYC Special Inspector or Special Inspection Agency.

Becker Engineering PC. (BEPC) is a Class I NYC Special Inspection Agency that provides inspections to all five Boroughs of New York City. With over 100 years of combined experience in Engineering and Construction, our team completes every inspection with a high level of expertise giving you peace of mind that your project is in the best of hands. Our fast turnaround and flexibility around your calendar ensures that your project remains on schedule.

Becker Engineering provides a variety of inspections for residential and commercial buildings up to ten floors in height.  We can provide these inspections alongside our other engineering services, or we can be hired as a third party inspector. As prices for inspections vary by the size and difficulty of each project we encourage you to give us a call to discuss your building’s needs.  We are happy to answer any of your questions and can talk you through our process to see if we are the right Inspection Agency for you.

All inspections necessary for your project will be specified by the Engineer or Architect working on your project. Please see below for a list of all inspections BEPC performs.

BEPC – Special Inspection List

Flood Zone Compliance

Flood Hazard Mitigation

Site Storm Drainage Disposal and Detention System Installation

Site Storm Drainage Disposal and Detention Facilities

Photo luminescent Exit Path Markings

Firestop, Draftstop, and Fireblock Systems

Structural Cold – Formed Steel

Concrete – Cast-In-Place

Concrete – Precast

Concrete – Prestressed


Wood – Installation of Metal-Plate Connected Trusses

Wood – Prefabricated Wood I-joists

Soils – Site Preparation

Soils – Fill placement and In-place Density

Excavation – sheeting, shoring, and bracing

Pile Foundations & Drilled Pier Installation

Pier Foundations


Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials

Mechanical Systems

Mechanical Demolition


Heating systems

Fuel-Oil Storage and Fuel-Oil Piping Systems

Wall Panels, Curtain Walls, and Veneers

Structural Safety – Structural Stability

Structural safety – stability, and mechanical demolition

Small Building Special Inspections