Event Pass Information Event Pass TypePriceQuantity Student with Valid IDFREE 0 General Public$10.00 USD 0 Event Details Special inspections were developed and codified to minimize improper construction and ensure that the design-professional-in-responsible-charge remains engaged in the construction process in an effort to reduce project defects and failures. As such, one of the major functions of design professionals occurs after the design plans are approved and a building permit is issued through the special inspection program. Whitestone Associates, Inc. has prepared a presentation of NYC's special inspection code requirements and responsibilities, along with a review of construction defects and failure case histories. Learning objectives addressed in this presentation include: Be able to better understand the requirements of special inspections Be able to apply special inspection requirements to current and future projects Have a better understanding of the origins of special inspections Be able to better understand the responsibilities of participants Have a better understanding of potential defects and failures Speakers: Laurence Keller, Professional Engineer & Principal, Whitestone Associates, Inc. About the Speaker: Laurence W. Keller is a licensed professional engineer and Principal at Whitestone Associates, Inc, which is a registered New York City special inspection agency, providing controlled and special inspections in the New York City metropolitan area for more than 25 years. Keller routinely provides construction materials testing, special inspections, and geotechnical engineering services throughout the Eastern U.S. and is responsible for the overall performance and management of Whitestone’s special inspection services in the New York City region. COVID-19 vaccinations and face masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.