40 Year structural Certification Clearwater
EMA are licensed professional engineers with decade of structural engineering and inspection experience in Florida, Texas & Louisiana. We provide the highest quality 40 year structrual certification Clearwater and recertification of the buildings throughout Florida. Our inspections are done by licensed P.E with decades of experience. We also provide forensic damage inspections and engineering and expert witness services available. Our services include forensic damage inspections, flood damage assessment to residential homes, commercial buildings. EMA also provides structural & forensic engineers services for industrial warehouses, structural damage assessment, roof damage inspections, fire damage inspections, building structural assessments, structural foundation collapse, and assessment. We have provided building damage inspections and structural damage inspection after hurricane Katrina, Rita, Andrew and many others and have been very experienced in determining and origin of the damages in building at very competitive fees.
Our 40 year structural certification Clearwater and forensic engineers Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg & Palm beach provide flood damage inspections, building damage inspections, roof damage inspections, roof hail damage, wind damage, foundation damage to residential & commercial building damage inspections, cause and origin, forensic buildings defects, construction defects, forensic investigations, site investigation, testing, technical research, and analysis of the information to provide our clients with an independent opinion on the cause of failure.
Our team of experienced professionals offers the following areas of expertise:
40 Year Structural Certification Fort Lauderdale, Plam Beach, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg for Rouge for Building Defects
Flood Damage Inspections and 40 year structural certification provided in Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach.
Forensic Damage Inspections by Professional Engineers.
Forensic Damage inspections for warehouses, high-rise, office steel, concrete and wood structures.
Roof damage inspections Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg & Ft. Lauderdale
storm damage inspections Bahamas
40 Year and 50 Year Structural recertification inspection of buildings including damage inspections, wind damage inspections, Ft. Lauderdale.
foundation damage inspection to residential and commercial buildings
– Forensic Collapse & Insurance Claims and Reports
– Structural Condition Assessments by Forensic Engineers.
– Discovery Assistance
– Second Opinion Structural & Forensic Inspections for Dispute Resolution
– Expert Witness & Testimonial
We provide structural & forensic damage assessment reports to insurance, as well as adjuster clients for building failures, natural disasters and failures due to under design. We also provide estimates for repairs based on original values and ASV. Whether the collapse is due to a design fault, natural disasters, deficient structural deign or over-stressing. we can provide you good enough reports that can tell u the real problem.
Purpose of Forensic Engineers Assessment
As one of our primary services, 40 year structural certification clearwater investigations, have gained in popularity with our clients throughout Louisiana Mississippi & Texas. This service is for those who suspect they have a defective structure or defective system within the structure. For example, you have an A/C system that just doesn’t work right and you have had three different companies out and you received three different answers. These inspections are designed to gather information quickly, determine the “Who, What, Where and Why” of the defect and the remedies needed to solve the problem. We generate a report that provides overwhelming evidence for winning a potential court case for our clients. This type of service is extensive and may require destructive examination in order to determine what the defect is, and who is at fault. Because of its nature, this type of work requires an extensive knowledge base and experience of the construction industry. An inspector must be able to visualize the inner workings of the structure or system in question and be capable of documenting his findings in a manner that is easily understood. Our staff has honed their skills through many years of experience in the field, not behind a desk, and we have the expertise to know how to convey the message.
The process of a 40 & 10 year Structural Inspections Clearwater and certification may be confusing at times and the Step by Step process below should at a minimum simplify to a certain extent the rigorous rules and regulations that govern the safety certification program so that the average citizen, Board member, Property Manager, property owner or any person can understand. During these inspections, the P.E inspects all the visually accessible structural members including general foundation, exterior walls or facade, roof structure, and other elements.
When a Building age approaches the 40 years ( or 10 years) mark or when the city sends a notice that a 40 year or 10-year certification is required, this milestone will involve the services of an Architect or EMA Structural Forensic Engineer who are licensed in the State of Florida. There are specific forms that need to be filled out during the inspection of the structural and electrical system. The reason for the inspections is to identify problem areas of the Building concerning the structural and electrical systems and any areas or issues identified must be repaired by a certified contractor after the issuance of a building permit. Licensed contractors are not permitted nor qualified to prepare the 40 and 10 year structural inspections and re-certification reports. Beware that in some cases, contractors who may be licensed or not may represent to the owner(s) that they are qualified to prepare such reports by making false statements and misrepresentations to induce owners to engage the contractor’s services. This may be a fraudulent or false misrepresentation.
40 and 10 Year Structural Inspections Clearwater
After engaging the services of an Architect or a Professional Engineer the reports will be completed predicated on time-consuming field site inspections, data gathering, and documentation of issues found and submitted to the building owner, Association, property manager, or an authorized agent of the owner who will, in turn, submit such reports along with a permit fee to the Local Building Department where the Building is located and has Jurisdiction Note: The Architect or Engineer does not submit the reports directly to the Building Department. If the Client elects that the professional submits such reports, permission must be granted by the Client as well as issuing required documents and payments as required by the Building Department.
Following the submittal of the certified reports, both the Electrical and Structural documents will be reviewed by the city staff, structural and electrical plans examiners who will review, and if there are no repairs required or has no questions, approve and return a copy to the building owner. The owner is then given a time frame of 90 days to repair all the defects found in the report.
The owner, Association, property manager, or an authorized agent of the owner will now solicit contractors to submit bids for repairs. If significant structural or electrical defects were found that require major repairs, the building owner will need to engage the services of a Professional Engineer or Architect to provide the repair specifications and engineering drawings to be filed when applying for a permit at the Building Department. Concrete restoration and repairs may also be required as part of the overall repairs to bring the building into compliance. Once the bids are received, reviewed, and approved, the contractors will perform the repairs once they apply for a permit to perform the repairs and pay permit fees. Then the contractor will proceed with the repairs and has the responsibility to schedule required inspections with the city building official. Upon completion, the city will issue a certificate of completion and a certification that the Building now is certified for another (10) ten years.
In some cases, the client will request from the engineer or architect to provide names of other engineers or architects to perform the 40-year inspection or the names of contractors who will perform the repairs. In such cases, when the professional refers to the name of other professionals or contractors to perform either the inspection or the repairs, the client needs to agree and understand that any names referrals should be checked or qualified by the client and including references. This will avoid the “Blame Game” if the referred party does not perform what was agreed upon even delay in submitting a proposal or a bid. Clients in some cases may construe that by referral of names by the professional that the professional is responsible for the conduct of the referred party and will blame the referee for mishaps. This in no way will be the fault of the professional who provided the names of other professionals. Therefore, the client will be the only party responsible for qualifying the referred party to perform the requested services not the person who made the recommendation. In few cases, clients even went to accuse the professional who provided the referrals for the negligent conduct of the parties the client hired, even though the engineer did not have any control for the conduct, action, or inaction of the referred party. Some architects and engineers want to help the client by selecting other entities but at the same time, beware of the consequences if problems occur. The client will more than likely blame the A/E firm that recommended the referred party since the client in his or her mind will conclude that if the referral was not credible why did the A/E make the referral in the first place. So, there is a liability in making the referral such that it saved the client time and provided a benefit to the client but at no benefit to the referee, thus it is considered a free service. However, may have negative or positive consequences depending on the performance of the third party. Therefore, the client has the responsibility of finding contractors and other professionals to perform the 40-year certification.