Field Inspection and Construction

  • Edward S. Hoffman
  • David P. Gustafson
  • Albert J. Gouwens


The ACI Building Code is a document intended to become part of a law regulating all construction for the benefit of the public. Thus, there are frequent references outlining obligations (which could be undertaken by the Engineer, or Architect, representing the Owner or the Contractor) for securing approval of the Building Official. The Code covers the entire subject of field inspection with a few short minimum requirements (Section 1.3). It states that inspection of concrete construction shall be performed by an Engineer or Architect or competent representative thereof (Section 1.3.1). Minimum records which must be kept during construction and for 2 years thereafter by the inspecting Engineer or Architect (Section 1.3.4) are prescribed. Since the Code is intended to regulate concrete construction for small and large projects, no requirements for continuous inspection, frequency of intermittent inspection, special inspection or inspection procedures can be given.


Building Official Concrete Construction Field Inspection Minimum Record Contract Document 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward S. Hoffman
    • 1
  • David P. Gustafson
    • 2
  • Albert J. Gouwens
    • 3
  1. 1.Edward S. Hoffman, Ltd.ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Concrete Reinforcing Steel InstituteSchaumburgUSA
  3. 3.Gouwens Engineering Consultants, Inc.ElmhurstUSA

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