40-Year Structural Inspections Palm Beach
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40-Year Structural Inspections
The 40-Year Building Recertification is a requirement for buildings that have been in existence for more than 40 years, to be inspected for structural and electrical safety conditions. The fundamental purpose is to confirm, in a reasonable fashion, that the structure under consideration is safe for its specified use under the present occupancy.
We are a State of Florida-authorized company with a Business License to offer and perform engineering and inspection services.
The Professional Engineer / Architect performing the structural and/or electrical inspection will attest the results to the best of his/her knowledge, belief, and professional judgment and based on the conditions observed on the date of the inspection.
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40 Year structural Inspection is performed following the Miami Dade County or City local government minimum inspection procedural guidelines for buildings or inspection checklist (known also as Building Safety Inspection Program – Board of Rules and Appeals Policy #05-05) and might need the following:
• Level of illumination in the parking lot according to Chapter 8C relating to parking illumination. By Section 8C-2 of Miami Dade County, the minimum prescribed standards for parking illumination contained in Section 8C-3 were made retroactive upon adoption of the original ordinance. As part of the submission, it is required to submit a form certifying compliance with the parking illumination standards signed and sealed by a Licensed Professional Engineer.
• Compliance with guardrail for areas adjacent or abutting a canal, lake, or other body of water in the parking spaces.
Which properties are exempted from 40 Year Re-Certification?
Single Family Homes, Duplexes, and buildings with less than 2,000 square feet AND occupancy load of less than 10 are excluded. Destructive tests are not performed during the Inspection.
Broward has similar requirements.
The program was established in the mid-1970s, and the program calls for structural, also electrical safety verification for 40-year buildings or older and every 10 years thereafter.
In Broward County, single-family residences, duplexes, and minor buildings or structures are exempted.
Any building or structure that houses, covers, stores, or maintains any support features, materials, or equipment necessary for the operation of all or part of the primary structure, or operation of any feature located upon the real property, shall not be considered a minor building and shall be subject to inspection as otherwise set forth herein.
Also included in the Safety Inspection Program are elevated decks.
Both Counties have had instances of structural building failures.
By having such a program in effect in Miami Beach, we are minimizing the possibilities of future building failure and will be better prepared for hurricane wind.
Who can sign off on the Recertification Form?
An Engineer or Architect.
• Professional Engineer (any structure).
A Florida State registered engineer is required to prepare an Electrical Recertification for services of 600 amperes (240 volts-single phase) or more on residential projects, or services of 800 amperes (240 volts-single phase) on commercial projects, and which costs more than $50,000 as per Chapter 471 of the Florida Statutes.
Report format and text based on the local government guidelines.
Professionals preparing reports may use their form if it contains the same information found in this package.
The engineer must have proven qualifications by training and experience in the specific technical field covered in the building safety inspection report (electrical or structural) as per Section No. 8-11(f) of the Code.
Each page of the 40th Birthday Report must be signed and sealed by a registered engineer.
Under no circumstances are these minimum recommendations intended to supplant proper professional judgment.
What is the Building Recertification process?
The notice is sent to the property owner when the building has been in existence for more than 40 years and every 10 years thereafter and the owner has 90 days to submit the report.
Dates for Inspection are based on the anniversary/year of the original date the property was built.
An engineer will attest to the results in a report to the best of their knowledge, belief, and professional judgment based on the conditions observed.
The report will state if the building or structure under consideration is safe for the specified use and continue occupancy. The report is required to be submitted to the Local Government with a permit application, the property owner has 90 days or a notice of code compliance violations might be issued without further notice and the property can be reported as unsafe structures for initiation of the condemnation process.
You might be liable for a maximum fine of $10,510 and all enforcement costs.
Local government Code compliance enforcement unit might vacate and demolish the structure.