The purpose of a Job Site Inspection Program is to provide the design and construction community, the Arizona Masonry Guild & Contractors Association (AMGCA) members with an independent third party opinion as to whether or not the masonry materials and/or workmanship meet applicable Building Codes, Specifications and industry standards such as:
- ACI 530 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures
- ACI 530.1 Specification for Masonry Structures
- ASTM C 90 Standard Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units
- Arizona Masonry Guild’s Standard 107 Levels of Quality (AMG STD 107)
For example, the physical requirements (dimensional tolerances, minimum face shell and web thicknesses, etc.) for load-bearing concrete masonry units is prescribed in ASTM C 90. Construction/site tolerances (mortar joint thickness, variation from level, variation from plumb, etc.) for masonry structures are outlined in ACI 530.1. These documents serve as the basis on which the Job Site Inspection Team will use for the review. Any issue not related to materials or workmanship that is not specifically addressed by the above-referenced documents is considered not to fall within the scope of AMGCA’s Job Site Inspection Program.
Job Site Inspection Volunteer Team Members
If your request is approved, a team of AMGCA members who are not associated with this project will be assembled to participate in the review. The team will include AMGCA’s Executive Director, the AMGCA Technical or Commercial Committee Chairperson, at least one CMU, Brick or Stone manufacturer (CMU, Brick or Stone) representative and one masonry contractor. The members of the job site inspection team are volunteer members. The AMGCA does not compensate team members for their time or service.
Please complete the Job Site Inspection Request form below. Include as much detail as you can about the issues to be addressed by the job site inspection team. When submitting your completed request form, please include the following documents:
- Complete project specifications
- Complete plan set
- If available, pictures of the areas in question
Your request will be submitted to our Technical Committee Chair for review. You will be contacted within one week and notified whether or not your request was approved.
If you have any further questions about the Job Site Inspection Request Form or this process, please contact Lisa Prichard directly at 602.265.5999.