Shield partners with clients to provide Special Inspection services, performing inspections in accordance with international requirements aligned with those from the design team and those found in the International Building Code (IBC) Chapter 17. Shield’s certified field technicians, engineers, and subcontractors perform a wide variety of Special Inspections.

Shield Engineering provides inspections of…

  • Verification of Soils
  • Excavation and Filling
  • Piling and Drilled Piers
  • Modular Retaining Walls
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Post Tension Concrete
  • Precast Concrete
  • Smoke Control
  • Detention Basin
  • Pre-Stressed Concrete
  • Concrete & Steel Fabricator Inspections
  • Structural Masonry
  • Structural Steel – Welding & Bolting
  • Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials
  • Exterior Insulation & Finish Systems (EIFS)
  • Seismic Resistance

These are just a small selection of the Special Inspection services that our team offers. Contact our trusted team of engineering professionals today to learn more about our full suite of services and Special Inspections.


Shield’s accredited Materials Testing Laboratories in Charlotte, NC and Knoxville, TN provide timely and reliable results for each of our Engineering Groups in their quality control/assurance services. Our testing is held to ASTM, AASHTO, and USDA standards in addition to any state or federal regulations to provide safe, reliable, and accurate results at a cost fit for every client.

A few of the materials our team regularly work within our lab include:

  • Soil
  • Aggregate
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Rock
  • Fly Ash
  • Fireproofing
  • Slurry Mixtures
  • Soil Admixture Testing

Interested in partnering with Shield for your lab testing services? Contact our team today to share more about your project and learn how our talented team can help you achieve your goals.


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