BASE Understands the Unique Construction Requirements of Hawaii’s Building Industry

Building departments and government agencies have recognized the need for independent observation during construction as a means to improve the quality of the constructed environment and to enhance public safety.  BASE has expanded its existing services through BASE Testing & Inspection to implement quality assurance, generally for structural elements and ultimately to deliver a successful project.  BASE special inspectors are valuable team members supplementing the Contractor’s Quality Control programs to help ensure that materials and construction are in compliance with the contract documents and specifications. As a leader in engineering and inspection, BASE understands the unique construction requirements of the building industry.


Special Inspection is available in the following areas

  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Prestressed Concrete
  • Structural Masonry
  • Bolts Installed in Concrete
  • Reinforcing Steel and Prestressing Steel Tendons
  • High-Strength Bolting
  • Spray-Applied Fire Proofing
  • Structural Welding
  • Shotcrete
  • Sheathed Shear Walls and Diaphragms
  • Complete Load Path and Uplift Ties
  • Epoxy
  • Pull-Testing
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)

Special Inspectors

  • ICC Certified Special Inspectors
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspectors
  • City & County of Honolulu Inspectors
  • ACI Certified Field Technicians
  • ACI Certified Strength Testing Technicians
  • ACI Certified Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector

Materials Testing

  • CCRL Inspected, AASHTO Accredited, Army Corp Certified, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Calibrated Testing Equipment
  • C 31 – Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
  • C 39 / C 39M - 12a Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • C 42 – Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete
  • C 78 – Flexural Strength of Concrete
  • C 138 – Unit Weight, Yield and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
  • C 143 – Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete
  • C 172 – Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
  • C 173 – Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
  • C 231 – Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
  • C 617 – Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • C 1019 – Sampling and Testing Grout
  • C 1064 – Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland-Cement Concrete
  • C 1077 – Laboratories Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Laboratory Evaluation
  • E 605 – Thickness and Density of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SPRM) Applied to Structural Members
  • E 736 – Cohesion/Adhesion of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials Applied to Structural Members