Our level of transparency and detailed processes help you meet your goals

UBSL is focused on making the client experience as smooth as possible.

Meet our valued clients

12+ YEARS

in business

HUNDREDS

of one time and repeat clients

65+ MILLION SQ FT

of space inspected

Special inspections don’t have to be a necessary evil — we make them a valuable part of your construction project

Often special inspectors get a bad reputation as being code police or for slowing the progress of the project. However, once our clients work with us, they see that we’re different. Not only do we provide property owners and tenants with peace of mind, we help their projects remain on schedule, reduce punch lists, and close out on time.

Here’s what makes UBSL a different kind of special inspections agency.

Highly experienced team
Our team of inspectors are made up of professional engineers, registered architects, and other highly trained individuals. We often collaborate with the DOB on code revisions, giving us even deeper insight into the code.

Technical construction expertise
Our background in construction enables us to clearly convey to the contractors why an inspection failed and what deficiencies were noted. We offer guidance and resources to understand what is needed to resolve the deficiencies so that the re-inspection can pass and work can proceed.

Transparent communication with all parties
Efficient construction requires collaboration and open communication with contractors, architects, engineers, the NY Department of Buildings, the code consultants, and the clients. We share necessary details with each party so they are apprised of progress and engage us on a timely basis.

Acting on behalf of the owner’s best interests
We are the client’s eyes and ears on the ground. Having senior staff with real estate and construction experience, we understand their challenges and goals, and we streamline the process as much as possible while ensuring the work is completed as designed.

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Meet our leaders in special inspections

President

Ahmed Saber, CCM

Ahmed is a leader in Special Inspections and Material Testing with 13 years’ experience working on multibillion-dollar construction, infrastructure, superfund and environmental projects for government and private-sector clients.
He has extensive knowledge in Special Inspections and Construction Management, in addition to Forensic Investigations of completed construction projects with open DOB items and extensive consulting with The New York City Department of Buildings as it relates to critical structural and life safety issues.
His experience is diversified between managing multiple areas including Disaster Relief Emergency Projects, masonry and roof replacements, boiler/chimney replacements and a variety of other construction/demolition projects utilizing his strong credentials and a proven history of on-time, on-budget and high-quality project completions.
Mr. Saber directed growth of existing client relationships, expanding contracts and new services that can be offered. He created a culture of personal development that ensures a highly effective and multi‐skilled workforce. Exuded extensive problem-solving capabilities/solutions for clients and employees.
Clients with whom Mr. Saber has worked include the PANYNJ, NYCHA, Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery, NYDDC, NYCEDC, NYCDEP, Philadelphia Water Department, Newark AirTran, MTA, and others.
Managing Director, Field Supervisor

Hatim Elsaid, PE

Hatim has over 20 years of experience in design, managing projects, field engineering and inspections. His expertise includes supervision of field inspection teams, overseeing construction, underpinning, foundations, reinforced concrete, structural steel as well as verification of materials, approval of contractor payments, review and approval of daily inspection reports, RFI’s, change orders, participation in construction progress meetings and coordination. He is familiar with NYC Building Codes and requirements. Hatim is also proficient in CAD and multiple design software
Managing Director, Quality Manager

Brendan McCarty

Mr. McCarty is a construction and real estate professional with over 24 years of experience focusing on project management, establishing architectural and engineering design standards and development of property management policies and procedures. Mr. McCarty joined UBSL in 2016. Prior to joining UBSL, Mr. McCarty worked in project management at an environmental consulting firm, at Turner Construction company, and as a Vice President of Construction & Sustainability for a major New York City owner / developer.

Brendan currently oversees UBSL business operations, client interaction, and general policy and procedures. He also oversees UBSL’s business development and leads the efforts to improve UBSL’s operational efficiency.

Our team follows these core values each day as they conduct special inspections

Service

We look at a project from the client’s perspective, always keeping in mind their end goal of delivering or occupying a space on schedule.

Clarity

There are many moving parts within the construction and inspections process. We use open and transparent communication to ensure all parties are on the same page.

Efficiency

We move things along by making sure contractors are aware of the specific steps in which they need to engage our team to conduct inspections.

Alignment

Special inspections are designed to make sure your construction projects are in sync with the NYC Department of Buildings approved plans and specifications.

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