2018 Changes to Special Inspections Requirements To Be Offered At The 2019 National Engineers Week Celebration Event in NYC

By the PEs in Construction Group,  January 2019Lawrence J. O’Connor P.E., L.S., Lead/Technical Assessor of the International Accreditation Service (IAS), the organization in charge of accrediting Special Inspections Agencies will discuss the 2018 rule changes in performing Special Inspections.  The presentation will be given at NYSSPE’s 2019 NYC Engineers Week Celebration Event, which will be held on Monday February 18th, 2019 at the Time Square Marriott Marquis in New York City.

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This presentation will provide an overview of some of the changes made to the requirements and practice of Special Inspectors as well as discuss the affected rules of Chapter 17 of the Building Code.  The 2018 amendment to the rule of section 101-06, Chapter 100 of the rules of NYC affecting Special Inspections can be reviewed in this link.  Topics to be covered include changes to Special Inspections rules including qualifications of inspectors, frequency of inspections, changes to local laws etc. Participants will learn about the sequence and organization of the SI Rule, differences between the prior and current rules, discuss a summary of the impact of the changes in various SI rules, the criteria and classification of Special Inspections, some of the differences between inspection requirements, summary of some of the code sections impacted by the changes in SI rules, and a brief overview of the process of becoming an Accredited Special Inspection Agency in 2019.

The rule changes to Special Inspections presentation will be part of a series of 6 presentations (6-PDH) celebrating Engineers Week on Monday February 18, 2019 with some very interesting topics focused on infrastructure improvements and green/energy efficient measures.  The PE’s In Construction Group of NYSSPE is organizing this presentation series in conjunction with the Association of Towns of the State of New York (AOT) at the AOT 2019 Training School and Annual Meeting.  This will be the Association of Town’s 86th Annual Meeting. The event attracts elected and appointed officials from more than three-quarters of the state’s 932 towns.

To find out more information about the presentations and the 2019 National Engineers Week celebration event in NYC, use the following link:  http://www.cvent.com/d/pbqbmv

Mr. O’Connor has over forty years’ experience in New York as a Civil Engineer working in government, industry and consulting. His career has a broad scope including roles in design, research, land and hydro-graphic surveying, infrastructure management and nuclear power quality assurance.

Since 2010 he has served IAS in several roles. In New York City he is focused on Special Inspections for Building Construction, bringing ISO standards to the building industry in New York. In addition to assessments for the accreditation of 130+ Special Inspection Agencies in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Florida and Dubai, Larry teaches seminars on the importance of Special Inspections and Chapter 17 of the IBC.

Larry has performed nearly 400 on‐site assessments for accreditation of Special Inspection Agencies, Inspection Bodies, Testing Laboratories, Building Departments, Product Certification Agencies, Calibration Laboratories and most recently Management System Certification Bodies. In addition to IAS accreditation work in the US and Canada, his roles with IAS include work in Panama, the Bahamas, India, Jordan, Turkey and nearly 40 trips to GCC countries; Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

Larry is the former President of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers.

To find out more information about Mr. O’Connor’s presentation on February 18th, 2019, use the following link:  http://www.cvent.com/d/pbqbmv

The PE’s In Construction (PEC) Group of NYSSPE is organizing this presentation series as part of the 2019 National Engineers Week celebrations.  National Engineers Week was created in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and coincided with President’s Day. This is no coincidence, since George Washington, the 1st President of the United States was a land Surveyor and Engineer.   National Engineers Week is promoted by the Engineering societies to celebrate the importance of the Engineering Profession. Since 1951 this event has served as a showcase for the many exciting contributions that Professional Engineers have made to our society.  To find out more information about this 2019 National Engineers Week celebration event in NYC, use the following link:  http://www.cvent.com/d/pbqbmv

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