OUR SERVICES

What Are Special Inspections?

Special Inspections are required in accordance with the California Building Code (CBC), Chapter 17 for most construction projects. These third-party special inspections are often needed, in addition to inspections conducted by the jurisdiction. Forsythe Engineering Consultants’ Special Inspections services consist of overseeing materials testing & workmanship critical to the structural integrity of the building/project. 

REINFORCED CONCRETE

Concrete Placement & Sampling
Batch Plant Inspection
Reinforcing Steel Placement Inspection

PRE-CAST CONCRETE FABRICATION

Concrete Placement & Sampling
Reinforcing Steel Placement Inspection


POST-TENSIONED CONCRETE

Concrete Placement and Sampling
Reinforcing Steel & Tendon Placement Inspection
Tendon Stressing Observations

SHOTCRETE | GUNITE

Pre-Production Panel
Reinforcing Steel Placement Inspection
Shotcrete Placement Inspection
Gunite Placement Inspection

STRUCTURAL STEEL & WELDING

Material Identification
Shop Fabrication or Field Welding Inspection
Non-Destructive Testing
High Strength Bolting Inspection

WOOD FRAMING

Material Verification
Shear Wall Nailing Inspection
Floor Diaphragm Nailing Inspection


ANCHOR & DOWEL INSTALLATION

Installation Inspection
Torque/Proofload Testing


STRUCTURAL MASONRY

CMU Placement & Sampling
Reinforcing Steel Placement Inspection
Grout Placement Inspection

FIREPROOFING

Spray Applied Fireproofing
Intumescent Fireproofing

 

OUR FAMILY

For more than thirty years, Napa Valley-based Forsythe Engineering Consultants have provided a wide-range of Special Inspection Services in order to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications & applicable building codes & ordinances. Serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area with dependable & meticulous materials testing & certification services for structural integrity & workmanship within the building trades has earned our company an exemplary reputation for quality & integrity in our work.  

Locally owned & operated by Barry & Stacie Forsythe, our second-generation family business provides special inspection & materials testing services for various types of new construction, alteration/additions & seismic retrofits; spanning commercial, industrial, & residential applications. We work hand-in-hand with architects, structural engineers, contractors, developers, manufacturers & numerous private clients; supplying special inspections for wineries, commercial/office buildings, new & remodel residential projects, throughout the San Francisco Bay Area & including Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties.

Our highly-skilled & service-oriented field inspections team applies decades of experience & guidance when collecting samples from your job-site, ensuring the delivery of viable materials to our laboratory for testing. Our Materials Testing Laboratory (accredited by AMRL-AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory) is overseen by a professional, registered engineer with testing conducted by certified laboratory technicians; ensuring every aspect of testing is thoroughly & accurately performed & meticulously recorded so that you may provide complete, concise reporting to local & state regulatory agencies for approval.

Contact Us

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3600
Napa, CA 94558

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