IAS: ISO/IEC Standard 17020 - Special Inspection Agency Accreditation

Special Inspection Agency Accreditation

ISO/IEC Standard 17020

IAS provides accreditation for special inspection agencies based on requirements in the International Building Code®, New York City Building Code, Philadelphia Building Code, Southern Nevada Building Code and IAS AC291. Getting accredited involves  an assessment of the agency’s inspection procedures, the competence of its inspection staff, and its reporting procedures. Accredited agencies have demonstrated competence to perform special inspections  required in the building code and related standards.

IAS Accreditation for Special Inspection Agencies
  • Verification that agencies meet requirements in the building code.
  • Trusted by building departments and the marketplace for approving agencies.
  • Special inspection agencies benefit from IAS’s experience as the largest provider of accreditation for special inspection agencies.
  • IAS offers prompt, personal service, including rapid scheduling of assessments to meet the needs of inspection agencies.
  • Accreditation serves as a recognized “stamp of approval” for industry and regulators.

Building Safety Journal Article
Read about how IAS Accredited Special Inspection Agencies are Helping to Protect Clark County, Nevada here.

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IAS Accredited Special Inspection Agencies Helping to Protect Clark County, Nevada

Clark County, Nev., is home of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Clark is the nation’s 13th-largest county in the U.S. and provides extensive regional services to more than 2.3 million citizens and more than 45.6 million visitors a year. The Clark County Building Department relies on International Accreditation Service (IAS) accredited special inspection agencies to help ensure a high level of building safety for everyone that visits, lives and works in the county. “The Clark County process for approving special inspections is a very robust program. We want to make sure the agencies going out in the field to represent us are qualified. They are an extension of us,” said Sam Palmer, assistant director, Department of Building and Fire Prevention, Clark County.

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