RPI Biotechnical and Interdisciplinary Studies

July 17, 2017

Chazen provided Plan Review and Construction Inspection services to the City of Troy Department of Public Works and the office of the City Engineer for the proposed Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies Building and the Boiler House on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) campus. Chazen performed code review of the building systems, structural components and mechanical/electrical and plumbing systems in accordance with the Building Code of New York State and all applicable references. Compliance Inspection Services included inspection of all rebar prior to placement of concrete, observation of hydrostatic pressure tests of all plumbing systems, inspection of fire proofing and inspections to verify general code compliance. Inspection services included attendance at biweekly project meetings with the applicant’s contractor, the City of Troy building and engineering departments, the City Fire Department and RPI’s project managers. Chazen participated in monthly building inspections with RPI and the contractor to observe building components on an ongoing basis to verify code compliance prior to application of a certificate of occupancy.