Independent Verification & Validation

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As a 501(C)(3), IBTS is able to provide unbiased evaluations, develop, and implement processes of data collection, analysis, and reporting to the government.

IBTS assists both government and government program participants by providing independent verification, monitoring and assessment services on a national or local basis. We provide unbiased, third-party, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services for building systems and regulatory programs, and insurance and finance companies to ensure that buildings are structurally sound and meet all program requirements.

Through these services, IBTS helps increase the effectiveness and efficiency of government programs. We help ensure these programs meet homeowner and citizen expectations that government regulations and inspections will result in safe, comfortable and well-constructed buildings. IBTS also assists the government in developing follow-up actions and options. If needed, IBTS can provide expert testimonial services to the government.

As the sole third-party monitoring agent for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUDs) Manufactured Housing Program since its inception in 1976, IBTS has provided IV&V services on manufactured housing units for more than 40 years. We also provide these services to FEMA’s manufactured housing program, ensuring citizens displaced by a natural disaster are quickly placed in a safe temporary home.

Services and Capabilities

  • Independent verification and validations through inspections, interviews, and record reviews
  • Performance assessments of third party agencies, developers, contractors, and grant recipients
  • Assessing state and local agencies’ processes against the requirements
  • Assessments of user complaints and assistance in follow-up actions, including expert testimony
  • Compiling data on programs and complaints

Our Work in Action

IBTS provides monitoring and inspection services for HUD’s Manufactured Housing Program. Our services are based on operational, process, and function audits, which HUD uses to guide decision making, conclude regulatory compliance, and pursue related enforcement actions. This project requires uniform, credible, and fair monitoring of processes and products through Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), achieved by quality assurance audits, business operational audits, desk and checklist audits, as well as high level meetings with public and private entities with specific program roles and responsibilities.

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