If you were "my" client I would tell you to never bypass your own inspection even with new property. If you look at your purchase contract we have many places that advise you to "get a home inspection" there is good reason for this caution.
Just for a quick example, I sold a new condo that looked perfect, but upon inspection the dishwasher did not work and the bathtub was installed by the builder wrong. Because of that, the bathtub did not completely drain. Save yourself frustration, and satisfy yourself with a good home inspection, it's worth it!
Also, I recognize we are in a very competitive market for buyers, but I would recommend you leave an inspection contingency in your offer...even if you specifically state you are buying the home in As Is condition. An inspection may reveal a fundamental problem that could cost more to fix than you are willing / able to pay. With an inspection contingency, you would be able to cancel the contract. Without the contingency, you will not be able to cancel the contract based on the findings.
Assuming a builder can not make a construction error is perhaps not a good assumption. Eight years ago, new homes were being built very quickly. While most builders did an outstanding job, there may be some problems. It is always good to check.
Do yourself a favor and do your own inspection...if for no other reason than peace of mind.