UBSL United Building Sciences Limited

Certified Special Inspection Agency Serving
the Real Estate Industry Since 2011



United Building Sciences Limited (UBSL) serves its clients by providing expert special inspection services that enhance construction quality and expedite project close-outs.

UBSL is focused on customer service – management and staff work closely with Property Managers and their Project Teams to satisfy special inspection requirements of the local jurisdiction in alignment with our clients' interests.



UBSL Inspectors are registered architects, professional engineers, and other specially-trained individuals who are well-grounded in the design and construction process in order to complete projects efficiently. 

UBSL utilizes full-time employees, not free-lancers, that get to know you, your operation, and your company’s particular standards and objectives.  This ensures that you are provided with critical information in a timely manner to facilitate making the right decisions in real time.


 Management Team

Stephen M. Cohen, AIA LEED AP
Managing Director, Field Supervisor

Mr. Cohen is a LEED AP architect with over 20 years design, 10 years project management experience.  Mr. Cohen is an experienced construction inspector and technical problem-solver with a track record of saving clients’ time/money through pro-active construction inspections and reports.  Mr. Cohen started with UBSL at its founding in 2011.  Prior to joining UBSL, Mr. Cohen was a Senior Project Manager for Newmark Knight Frank, Cushman & Wakefield, and the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation, as well as an architect in private practice. 

Steve currently oversees UBSL inspection operations, reviews reports, and plays a key role in ensuring the quality of the work and maintaining a high level of customer service for UBSL’s clients, as well as prospecting for new clients.

Brendan A McCarty
Managing Director, Quality Manager

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.

Timothy A, John, PE
Senior Director, Operations

Timothy is a graduate of NYU Tandom School of Engineering (formerly Polytechnic University) the second oldest private Engineering University in the nation.  Not satisfied with that, he then attended the oldest private engineering university Norwich University in Vermont for his Master’s degree.

Timothy’s professional background is in the heavy construction of massive projects involving numerous disciplines and management of complex situations with multiple moving parts.  His Civil/Environmental and Mechanical background as well as his over 12 years in engineering and construction project management gives him a firm foundation for assisting Property Managers and their project teams through the complicated process of inspection and project closeout.