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Special Inspection Program  

Special Inspectors furnish continuous or periodic inspection as prescribed by Article 1704 of the International Building Code. Special inspectors are required to be approved by Building Safety for each category of inspection before performing inspections. The special inspection process is in addition to those inspections conducted by the municipal building inspector. To verify or locate a special inspector go to:  Approved Special Inspectors.

For information about the special inspection program, special inspector requirements and application go to:  Special Inspection Program

In order to properly train special inspectors, the Municipality of Anchorage, working with the Special Inspection Advisory Committee, has established a Special Inspector Intern Program. The program will begin June 20, 2008 and will be administered by Building Safety. This program outlines the qualifications and role of a Special Inspector Intern. After completion of qualifying in-house training, field training, and any required testing, an application for Special Inspector Intern may be submitted to Building Safety. For information and application go to: Special Inspection Intern Program.

Structural Steel Fabricator Approval Program

Every fabricator who supplies shop fabricated steel and/or steel assemblies on a structure to be built within the Municipality of Anchorage must use one of the following inspection procedures:  have a current certification in the appropriate fabrication category from the  American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) or International Code Council (ICC); or have Special Inspections performed in the shop in accordance with Chapter 17 of the IBC.; or be approved and registered with Building Safety through the Structural Steel Fabricator Approval Program.

For more information go to: Structural Steel Fabricator Approval Program.

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    • Building Safety
    • Director : Jerry Weaver
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 343-8301