40/50-Year Building Re-certification
Any commercial or non-single family residential building which is 40-years old (or older) is required by ordinance to comply with building recertification requirements. This must be done at the 40-year mark, and every 10 years thereafter. These requirements have been put in place to guarantee that the structural and electrical components of the building are safely up to code for its current use. Inspections are mandated and are to be conducted with reports being signed and sealed by a Florida-licensed engineer/architect.
Property owners can minimize building safety risks, compliance failures and liabilities by keeping structures safe for continued use under their present occupancy.
Property owners are required to have inspections and surveys performed, according to the guidelines of structural and electrical inspection reports.
All building components are inspected, including: foundations, roofing, walls, framing systems, windows, electrical systems, emergency lighting and fire alarm systems.
HEIS provides a turnkey solution for conducting the required building surveys, inspections, building safety reports and submittals to the city/county. We prepare an additional summary report of any deficiencies identified from the on-site inspection surveys and provide repair remediation required for the building to become compliant.
40/50-Year Building Re-certification Services:
- Electrical Inspections
- Structural Inspections
- Emergency Lighting Inspections
- Required Inspection Reports
- Preparation Reports & Submittals
- Repair Summary Report
Providing efficient, cutting-edge solutions ensuring compliancy with 40/50-year re-certification requirements.
HOW IT WORKS
- property owners will receive a notice of the required engineering inspection and have 90-days to comply
- the building’s structural and electrical components which are required to be inspected by an engineer are thoroughly inspected
- inspection forms reviewing and detailing structural and the electrical systems are performed by a State Licensed engineer or architect (required by law)
- both structural and electrical reports submitted will detail any identified repairs deficiencies
- building owners are required to submit a hard copy of the signed report with payment.
- upon approved certification, building re-certification will be due in 10 years
- deficiencies identified must be remedied within six (6) months, or sooner, depending on county codes
- failure to submit the required re-certification and signed & sealed reports will result in a notice of violation and a notice of hearing will be set
- should the necessary repairs and/or any violations not be completed in a timely manner, penalties may be enforced
- any extensions required are approved on a case-by-case basis.