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technical inspection agency/body, building compliance inspection agency
I think there was a time when Bureau Veritas and Socotec gave themselves a simple name like bureau de contrôle (technique), with an equally simple English term, but it's hard to pin them down on a name these days since they have diversified into quality and management control, certification, and what-have-you.
THIRD PARTY INSPECTION AGENCY
Bureau Veritas is a service company specializing in QHSE management (quality, health, safety and environment) and social accountability, with a network that covers 140 countries and includes 550 offices and laboratories.
It offers an extensive range of technical services and solutions in the fields of certification, conformity assessment, consulting and training
In addition, Bureau Veritas is recognized as an “AUTHORIZED INSPECTION AGENCY” under the name of OneCis (a subsidiary) in the USA, and is recognized in ...
Socotec Group is a world leader in inspection, technical assistance, consulting and training services for the construction, real estate, industry and health sectors. Born out of Bureau Sécuritas, created in 1929 and historically France’s top construction INSPECTION BODY, Socotec came into being in 1953.
As one can guess, SOCOTEC stands for Société de Contrôle Technique, I believe.
In the U.S., Bureau Veritas is the nation's leading provider of BUILDING SAFETY AND CONSTRUCTION CODE COMPLIANCE SERVICES. With more than 500 trained professionals, Bureau Veritas provides services to ensure safe and durable built environments. Our talented staff provides Plan Review, Inspections, Building Department Administration and staff augmentation, Civil Plan Review and Inspections, Third Party Plan Review and Inspections, Fire Plan Review and Disaster Recovery Programs. Additionally, we provide consulting services including Public Works Engineering, Program and Construction Management, Asset Management, Construction Materials Testing and Environmental services. Our Energy Division provides code compliance review of power generating facilities from complex combined-cycle natural gas power plants, to state of the art renewable power plants, such as wind turbine and solar
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1. It was signed by the Préfecture de police, the Security commission, the SOCOTEC (the official French engineering inspection agency), and the Censier ...
« inspection agency » (SOCOTEC/VERITAS) must be engaged
Note added at 6 hrs (2010-12-19 23:48:13 GMT)
I like Richard's "building control" too. It is used by and of Veritas even:
1. BUILDING CONTROL FIRMS, like BUREAU VERITAS who's sole mission was to prevent such defects. The role of Bureau Veritas was further reinforced during the ...
What is TECHNICAL BUILDING CONTROL? The main aim of Building Technical Control ... Founded in 1828, BUREAU VERITAS is a worldwide leader specialized in QHSE ...
What is Technical Building Control? The main aim of Building Technical Control is ... Recognition ■ Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a worldwide leader ...
BUILDING CONTROL ENGINEERS VERITAS...
The autumn meeting of the Consortium of European BUILDING CONTROL was held in Paris on 1st and 2nd October. The meeting was hosted by BUREAU VERITAS at their offices located in the La Defense area of the French capital.
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|Asker: I initially favoured Richard's answer but, having discovered that Veritas is the body in question, it now seems sensible for the word "agency" to appear in their title.|
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