(IAS) is one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United States. IAS accredits a wide range of companies and organiations including governmental entities, commercial businesses, and professional associations. Accreditation by IAS prvides objcetive evidence that an organisation operates at the highest level of ethical, legal, and technical standards. IAS is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been providing accreditation sevices since 1975. It is a subsidiary of the International Concret Council (ICC).
IAS accreditation programs are based on recognized national and international standards that ensure domestic and/or global acceptance of its accreditations. IAS has developed an accrediation program for agencies providing the special inspections that are required for specific construction projects under Chapter 17 of the International Building Code (IBC). The IAS Special Inspection Agency Accrediation Program is primarily based on the requirements o the IBC.
The New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB) ensures Special Inspection Agencies are in compliance with the most up-to-date NYC Construction Codes. NYCDOB approves an inspection agency only after the requirements of 1 RCNY 101-06 are verified as met. A special inpsection agency may perform inspections in accordance with Appendix A of 1 RCNY 101-06. The Special Inspectors and Spectial Inspection Agencies rul (1 RCNY 101-06) required that all agencies performing secial inspections must be registered with the Department and be approved. Approval will be deemded an acknowledgement by the Special Inspection Agency of its obligations to perform special inspections.
Our advanced skill, experience, and knowledge are what enables us to be meet the highest standards possible in monitoring, testing and inspecting, which is vital for those in the industry. Big Apple Group is proud to have been granted the MTA Track Safety Certification in monitoring.
The AASHTO, or American Association of State Highway Transportation, is an organization that formally recognizes the competency of testing laboratories to perform specific tests on construction materials . Big Apple Testing is certified by the AASHTO to conduct laboratory testing to ensure the safest, and most long lasting construction results.
Big Apple Group is also certified by the CCRL, the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory, to perform tests to ensure that the building materials can conform to ASTM.
Big Apple Group receives the ASHTO/ AMRL certification that formally recognizes the competency of testing laboratories, to perform specific tests on construction materials.
Big Apple Testing is certified by the AASHTO/AMRL to conduct laboratory testing to ensure the safest, and most long lasting construction results.