EMA Engineers performs condo associations’ Milestone Inspection for buildings and Structures throughout Florida and is one of Florida’s leading structural engineering firms. A key focus of our firm is structural inspections similar to what is required by law.
The company has worked on hundreds of investigations of construction defects and building collapses worldwide and is a top expert in identifying the issues.
EMA provides condo associations milestone inspections for Florida condo Associations, one of Florida’s leading structural engineering firms. A key focus of our firm is structural inspections similar to what is required by law.
The company has worked on hundreds of investigations related to construction defects and building collapses worldwide and is a top expert in identifying the issues that could cause costly repairs and building failures in the future.
The firm’s CEO was a member of a select group of professionals from the country’s engineering organizations. He has decades of structural design, peer review, structural inspections, and forensic damage assessment experience and has been a licensed engineer for over 24 years. After the new law dealing with milestone law for Florida condo Associations, he contributed to the recommendations for condo buildings.
The legislature has passed bill SB-4D, making it mandatory for all three stories and higher buildings to go through periodic milestone structural inspections to check the structural integrity of the buildings. It has modified Florida Statutes Chapters 553, 718, 719, and 720.
The Bill established a statewide structural inspection program, requiring Condominium and Cooperative Associations to conduct Milestone Structural of their buildings and perform Structural Integrity Reserve Studies to ensure that Condominium and Cooperative buildings are safe for continued use.
Milestone Structural Inspections: All That You Need To Know About The New Changes In Florida
The first phase is about the structural engineer’s visual inspection of your property. Herein, the inspector assesses both the habitable and uninhabitable areas of your building. The very purpose of the first phase in milestone structural inspections is to examine the qualitative aspect of the structure.
* Check If Your Property Requires A Milestone Inspection
We will help you check if your building is affected by the law. If you already have a Notice of Inspection, you must act quickly, as you only have 180 days to complete the first step.
* Schedule And Complete the Inspection
A structural engineer will perform a visual inspection of your property. The inspector assesses your building, determining if there is “Substantial Structural Deterioration” as defined by the new Phase One requirement. If so, a more in-depth Phase Two inspection may be required.
* Structural Integrity Reserve Analysis
A reserve study is performed to evaluate and develop the Association’s reserve budgets for major maintenance projects.
A sealed copy of the inspection report will be provided to the building owner, the condo/cooperative association, and the local building safety official.