ECS is a certified Third Party Inspection Agency for the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), and is also approved to provide Third Party Inspection Program (TPIP) services for select jurisdictions in Virginia.
We provide both Special Inspections (i.e., IBC Chapter 17) and Third Party Inspections (MEP, Fire, Architectural) as a certified Third Party Agency for the DC DCRA.
Third Party Inspection Program (TPIP)
In some jurisdictions, local officials have allowed third party providers to perform building inspections that have traditionally been performed by municipal building officials. ECS can perform these inspections in a timely, cost-effective manner that helps keep your project on track.
The ECS TPIP team provides experienced multi-trade inspectors to facilitate client commercial, industrial, mixed use, residential and institutional project needs. The ECS team is staffed with certified code professionals who have abundant municipal and commercial experience. Their goal is to save clients time and money while complying with jurisdictional requirements and satisfying the intent of the code.
TPIP services typically focus on the following elements and systems:
- Structural and rchitectural
- Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems
- ADA Accessibility, Framing and Fire-Resistance Rating
- Lighting, Power, Wiring, Grounding Methods
- HVAC, Exhaust, Refrigeration and Fuel Gas Systems
- Domestic Water, Sanitary Sewer and Energy
Who needs this service?
Developers who have an active permit with the city/jurisdiction who can not wait on the scheduling of the local building official.
Please contact us with any requests for TPIP services.