FTC provides special inspections required by federal, state, local municipalities and agencies for compliance to project plans, specifications, codes and regulations. We cover all special and progress inspections that encompass the International Building Code (IBC) Chapter 17. We serve owners and owner representatives nationwide.

Structural Steel – Welding
Structural Steel – Details
Structural Steel – High Strength Bolting
Structural Cold-Formed Steel
Concrete – Cast-In-Place
Concrete – Precast
Concrete – Prestressed
Wood – Installation of High-Load Diaphragms
Wood – Installation of Metal-Plate-Connected Trusses
Wood – Installation of Prefabricated I-Joists
Subgrade Inspection
Subsurface Conditions – Fill Placement & In-Place Density
Subsurface Investigations (Borings/Test Pits)
Deep Foundation Elements
Helical Piles (BB # 2014-020)
Vertical Masonry Foundation Elements
Wall Panels, Curtain Walls, and Veneers
Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials
Mastic and Intumescent Fire-resistant Coatings
Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)
Alternative Materials – OTCR Buildings Bulletin
Smoke Control Systems
Mechanical Systems
Fuel-Oil Storage and Fuel-Oil Piping Systems
High-Pressure Steam Piping (Welding)
High Temperature Hot Water Piping (Welding)
High-Pressure Fuel-Gas Piping (Welding)
Structural Stability – Existing Buildings
Excavations—Sheeting, Shoring, and Bracing
Mechanical Demolition
Seismic Isolation Systems
Concrete Design Mix
Concrete Sampling and Testing
Raising and Moving of a Building
Soil Percolation Test – Private On-Site Storm Water
Drainage Disposal Systems, and Detentiion Facilities
Private On-Site Storm Water Drainage Disposal
Systems, and Detention Facilities Installation
Individual On-Site Private Sewage Disposal Systems Installation
Soil Percolation Test – Individual On-Site Private
Sewage Disposal Systems
Sprinkler Systems
Standpipe Systems
Heating Systems
Fire-resistant Penetrations and Joints
Aluminum Welding
Flood Zone Compliance
Luminous Egress Path Markings
Emergency and Standby Power Systems (Generators)
Post-installed Anchors (BB# 2014-018, 2014-019)
BPP-11 Sidewalk Affidavit

Footing and Foundation
Lowest Floor Elevation
Structural Wood Frame
Energy Code Compliance
Fire-Resistance Rated Construction
Public Assembly Emergency Lighting

FTC has an in-house licensed accredited laboratory. The state of the art laboratory is a 2,000 square foot facility that boasts two humidity and temperature-controlled curing rooms for sample storage, and three testing machines that can meet the testing criteria of any number and types of specimens. FTC has tested mortar and grout with psi as low as 350 and concrete cylinders with over 17,000 psi. FTC has tested bricks, CMU and prisms up to 600,000 lbs. With a dedicated soils and aggregate testing room, FTC can run sieves, proctors and various other tests on a multitude of sample types. FTC can create and batch custom concrete mix designs with a specialty in designing high-strength concrete (10,000psi – 14,000psi). At FTC we provide freeze thaw testing services with a top of the line, rapid freeze-thaw cabinet. With our equipment we can determine the durability of concrete during repeated cycles of freezing and thawing in water. Additionally, our in-house laboratory allows us to perform concrete permeability testing on structures that should be relatively impermeable, such as concrete overlays, precast piles or piers for seawater to determine potential corrosion.

FTC can test the following:


For a full list of services, please call 516-355-0168.