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The special inspections and nondestructive testing of steel construction in buildings, structures, and portions thereof shall be in accordance with this section.
Exception: Special inspections of the steel fabrication process shall not be required where the fabrication process for the entire building or structure does not include any welding, thermal cutting or heating operation of any kind. In such cases, the fabricator shall be required to submit a detailed procedure for material control that demonstrates the fabricator's ability to maintain suitable records and procedures such that, at any time during the fabrication process, the material specification and grade for the main stress-carrying elements are capable of being determined. Mill test reports shall be identifiable to the main stress-carrying elements where required by the approved construction documents.
1705.2.1 Structural Steel
Special inspections and nondestructive testing of structural steel elements in buildings, structures and portions thereof shall be in accordance with the quality assurance inspection requirements of AISC 360.
Exception: Special inspection of railing systems composed of structural steel elements shall be limited to welding inspection of welds at the base of cantilevered rail posts.
1705.2.2 Cold-Formed Steel Deck
Special inspections and qualification of welding special inspectors for cold-formed steel floor and roof deck shall be in accordance with the quality assurance inspection requirements of SDI QA/QC.
1705.2.3 Open-Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders
Special inspections of open-web steel joists and joist girders in buildings, structures and portions thereof shall be in accordance with Table 1705.2.3.
TABLE 1705.2.3
REQUIRED SPECIAL INSPECTIONS OF OPEN-WEB STEEL JOISTS AND JOIST GIRDERS
TYPE CONTINUOUS SPECIAL INSPECTION PERIODIC SPECIAL INSPECTION REFERENCED STANDARDa
1. Installation of open-web steel joists and joist girders.  
a. End connections — welding or bolted.
X SJI specifications listed in Section 2207.1.
b. Bridging — horizontal or diagonal.
1.Standard bridging.
X SJI specifications listed in Section 2207.1.
2.Bridging that differs from the SJI specifications listed in Section 2207.1.
X
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
  1. Where applicable, see Section 1705.13.
1705.2.4 Cold-Formed Steel Trusses Spanning 60 Feet or Greater
Where a cold-formed steel truss clear span is 60 feet (18 288 mm) or greater, the special inspector shall verify that the temporary installation restraint/bracing and the permanent individual truss member restraint/bracing are installed in accordance with the approved truss submittal package.

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