Special Inspection & Materials Testing

Hirani Engineering has more than 20 years of experience providing Special Inspection services.

Approvals and inspections have become more complicated as government agencies including the City of New York have implemented new procedures for renovation and new construction projects. Hirani provides comprehensive special inspection services from initial approvals, progress inspections during construction and third-party reviews, through final sign-offs.

Special Inspection Services

The services conducted by our Special Inspection team include permitting, expediting and performance of special inspections for buildings, structures, and related installations. Our special inspections are thorough, technically correct and in accordance with all applicable codes, regulations, and industry standards. We maintain detailed and accurate records of all our special inspections.

Hirani is registered with the NYC Department of Buildings to conduct a broad array of inspections including:

  • Flood Zone Compliance
  • Smoke Control Systems
  • Luminous Egress Path Markings
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Emergency and Standby Power Systems
  • Fuel Oil Storage and Fuel Oil Piping Systems
  • Structural Steel – Welding
  • High Pressure Steam Piping (Welding)
  • Structural Steel – High Strength Bolting
  • Fuel-Gas Piping (Welding)
  • Structural Cold-Formed Steel
  • Structural Stability – Existing Buildings
  • Wood – Installation of High Load Diaphragms
  • Mechanical Demolition
  • Wood – Installation of Metal Plate Connected Trusses
  • Excavation- Sheeting, shoring, and bracing
  • Wood – Installation of Prefabricated I-Joists
  • Subgrade Insp/Soils – Site Prep
  • Individual On-Site Private Sewage Disp Install (Septic)
  • Sprinkler Systems Deep Foundations/Piles
  • Standpipe Systems
  • Vertical Masonry Foundation Elements/Piers
  • Heating Systems
  • Underpinning
  • Chimneys
  • Wall Panels, Curtain Walls and Veneers
  • Insulation and Finish Systems
  • Fire Resistant Penetrations and Joints (Firestop)
  • Aluminum Welding
  • Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials (Exterior 

Material Testing

  • Concrete Windsor probe tests
  • Batch Plant Inspections
  • Field Inspection
  • Sampling & Compression Testing of concrete cylinders
  • Steel Reinforcement/Placement Inspection
  • Concrete Cast-in-Place
  • Concrete – Precast Inspection
  • Grouting Inspection / Sampling
  • Mortar/Grout Testing & Placement Inspection
  • Standard & Modified Proctors
  • Gradation/Sieve Analysis

Special Inspection Clients:

Hirani has provided Special Inspection services with the following agencies:

MTA NYC Transit

MTA Long Island Railroad

NY Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery

NYS Thruway Authority

NYS Empire Development Corporation

NY Public Library

NYC Economic Development Corporation

The Studio Museum in Harlem