Special Inspections + Materials Testing
Tectonic offers more than thirty years of experience as an accomplished, multi-disciplined professional engineering firm uniquely equipped with in-house materials testing facilities and a sizable special inspection (SI) crew. We have offices and licensed materials testing laboratories located in New York City and the Hudson Valley region of New York State to respond to tasks expeditiously.
The predominant accreditors in the industry license Tectonic, namely:
Tectonic maintains a robust portfolio of work with public agencies at the Federal, State and Local tiers; the A/E/C sector and private clients involving construction inspection and materials testing services from transportation and infrastructure to all types of buildings and public spaces.
SPECIAL INSPECTIONS FOR Multiple BUILDINGS Types
Special inspections are the monitoring of the materials and workmanship that are critical to the integrity of the building structure to assure compliance with approved plans and specifications as well as with the prevailing building code. Tectonic provides this service by professionals with highly specialized skills and qualifications. Tectonic is one of the first firms to be accredited as a Class 1 Special Inspection Agency to perform every special inspection category by the NYC Department of Buildings.
Tectonic employs a continually growing roster of certified special inspectors. Whenever possible, we assign multi-disciplined technicians to cover several tasks in an effort to control cost and make efficient use of time. Various types of facilities, including:
MATERIALS TESTING LABORATORY / THIRD PARTY MATERIALS TESTING
As an added value of our services to our clients, Tectonic maintains two state-of-the-art, licensed materials testing laboratories in Astoria, Queens (NYC) and Newburgh, New York. Our laboratories comply with rigorous testing procedures using modern, reliable and routinely calibrated equipment by experienced, qualified personnel under the direction of a licensed Professional Engineer. Tectonic is qualified to conduct testing of Hot Mix Asphalt, Soil, Aggregate, Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material, Portland Cement Concrete and Masonry. Our licensed laboratories utilize its proprietary materials database; an automated data reporting system which distributes our laboratory testing results directly to the client. As a leading materials testing firm, Tectonic also designs and/or provides: