The building official may authorize third party inspections when there are holidays or if the building officials’ department is running at full capacity and inspections are delayed. The inspections can be authorized on an “as-required” basis or may be authorized to cover all inspections for the jurisdiction.
ECS is typically engaged for service by the contractor or developer under the approval of the Building official. Usually inspectors are required to be engineers familiar with the trade being inspected and, in many cases, must also have the relevant certifications from the International Code Council as well. In cases where a design professional (engineer) is not performing the inspections, the building official may authorize an ICC certified inspector.