Florida Milestone Inspections Engineers are Structural Inspection Professionals who are key to ensuring a condominium association is taking the steps to identify any potential structural defects that may affect the condominium.
These condo structural safety inspections must be done by a licensed professional engineer with a long track record of structural design, structural monitoring, and forensic and structural inspections. That engineer will spend time in your building, looking at key areas of concern and determining if further inspections are necessary.
The Phase I Milestone Inspections are required for every condominium three stories or taller in Florida built before 1992 or 2002, depending on location, and must be filed with your local building department.
When a building becomes forty years old, county or city code compliance officials send a Notice of Required Inspection to the property owner. Recertification dates are based on the anniversary of the original Building or Structure’s Certificate of Occupancy.
Property owners have 90 days from the date of notification to have the property properly inspected. The outcome of the inspection will determine if the property will be recertified for another 10 years or if improvements need to be made before the recertification is granted. If repairs or improvements are needed, owners are given another 60 days to complete them.
Non-compliance with the inspection notice or not completing required repairs can result in penalties.
Inspections must be performed by licensed architects or engineers. These experts look at many aspects of the buildings foundational and electrical systems, including foundation, roofing systems, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, flooring, concrete framing systems, windows, wood framing, loading, electrical service, branch circuits, conduit raceways, and emergency lighting.
Building INSPECTION Professional FOR ONE AND A HALF MILLION CONDO ASSOCIATIONS
As of July 1, nearly 1.5 million condominium buildings in Florida must have a Phase One Milestone Structural Inspection. If you are in a condominium building three stories or taller built before 1992, you will receive a notice from your local building department on this new requirement for a Phase One Milestone Inspection. If you are within three miles of the beach, you must have a Phase One Milestone Inspection for your condominium if it was built before 2002.
All Phase One Milestone Inspections must be filed with the local building department by the end of 2024.
The Phase One Milestone Structural Inspection is key to ensuring a condominium association is taking the steps to identify any potential structural defects that may affect the condominium.
It’s critical to hire a professionally licensed engineer with a long track record of forensic and structural inspections. That engineer will spend time in your building, looking at key areas of concern and determining if further inspections are necessary.
The Phase One Milestone Inspection is required of every condominium three stories or taller in Florida built before 1992 or 2002, depending on location, and must be filed with your local building department.
PHASE TWO MILESTONE INSPECTIONS by Florida Milestone Inspection Engineers
After the Phase One Milestone Inspection, your structural engineer will determine if further investigation and additional intensive testing must be performed on your condominium.
The Phase Two Milestone Inspection will further investigate issues found during the Phase One Milestone Inspection by performing substantial testing and analysis on those areas. The goal of this step will determine the extent of the underlying issue facing your building.
After the Phase Two Milestone Inspection, you should have a comprehensive understanding of what needs to be done by your Condominium Association.