40/50 Year RecertificationSection 8-11(f) of the Miami-Dade County Code & Section 109.14 Florida Building Code for Broward County
40/50 YEAR RECERTIFICATION SPECIALIST – NOTE: Revised to 30 YEAR AGE of the building as recorded by the County Property Appraiser (Effective June 1, 2022)
For over thirty-three (33) years ArcBuilders has carefully and diligently performed “THOUSANDS” of Re-Certification Inspections.
Our lengthy professional experience with the 40 Year Recertification is unmatched; do not leave this process to poorly experienced, unqualified or uninsured firms.
This year we are proud to be celebrating our 33th Anniversary performing 40 Year RECERTIFICATIONS and are very sensitive to the ongoing economic conditions property owners are facing. Therefore, now more than ever, we are ready to provide you with our professional expertise in a cost effective and conscientiously streamlined manner.
Chapter 8-11(f) Miami-Dade County Code
If notification that your property(s) must receive re-certification to comply with Section 8-11(f) of the Code of Miami Dade County has been issued by the Building Department to comply with Re-Certification, you must hire a firm that is licensed and qualified by a *Florida Architect or Engineer to perform an inspection of your property(s) and examine for proper evaluation the specific areas of Structural and Electrical concerns, as outlined in the Minimum Inspection Procedural Guidelines Forms. This Form must be prepared, signed and sealed by a duly licensed and qualified Inspector
Unfortunately, you will be receiving solicitations and find advertising on the web from companies that are “inspection companies”, yet their owner(s) are neither a State of Florida Licensed Architect nor an Engineer. You will also find firms that have performed just a few inspections and their experience with Recertification is limited at best. For your protection, when making inquiries make sure the company you hire is “QUALIFIED by The Department of Business and Professional Regulation” as an Architect or Engineer Firm and is not just “hiring” an Architect or Engineer to offer you the service. You will also want to assure that the firm carries Professional Liability Insurance. A firm without Professional Liability Insurance leaves you the property owner exposed for their errors or omissions. Additionally, Professional Liability Insurance assures you that the firm has the professional licenses, qualifications, experience and financial strength to obtain and pay for that vital and protective insurance. The proper experience, credentials and insurance is paramount in protecting the integrity of the process, not to mention the interest of your property.
Our firm carries both General and Professional Liability Insurance.
In order to comply with the terms of the Recertification Code, the completed Minimum Inspection Procedural Guidelines Form (Report) must be remitted back to the Building Department, within ninety (90) days, of you having received their original Notice of Required Recertification.
At Arcbuilders + Group, Inc. we welcome your call and will make every effort to provide you with the accurate information you need. We take great care to assess the general considerations as required by law and realize that you may have questions or concerns regarding the entire Re-Certification process. Contact our office at your earliest convenience, (305) 275-6310. We will also make available to you a price quote for the Professional Services required for Re-Certification Inspection and Report.
* Section 8-11(f) (E)< The owner of a building or structure subject to recertification shall furnish, or cause to be furnished, within ninety (90) days of Notice of Required Inspection, a written report to the Building Official [[, prepared by a Professional Engineer or Architect registered in the State of Florida,]] certifying that each such building or structure is structurally and electrically safe, or has been made structurally and electrically safe>,< for the specified use for continued occupancy, in conformity with the minimum inspection procedural guidelines as issued by the Board of Rules and Appeals.
(i) If the building or structure is not a threshold building as defined by the Florida Building Code, such report must be prepared by a Professional Engineer or Architect registered in the State of Florida.
(ii) If the building or structure is a Threshold Building, as defined above, then (a) the structural portion of such report must be prepared by a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Florida specializing in structural design and (b) the electrical portion of such written report must be prepared by a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Florida specializing in electrical design. A self-qualification letter shall be submitted as part of the structural report for threshold buildings, stating that the engineer is a practicing structural engineer and has worked with buildings equivalent to the building being certified and shall be
accompanied by proof of the engineer’s state Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR) structural specialization.
(iii)(2) Such written report shall bear the impressed seal and signature of the responsible Engineer or Architect who has performed the inspection, unless submitted electronically with a verifiable digital signature as described in section 668.001, Florida Statutes.
(iv)(3) Such Engineer or Architect shall undertake such assignments only where qualified by training and experience in the specific technical field involved in the inspection and report.
(v)(4) Such report shall indicate the manner and type of inspection forming the basis for the report and description of any matters identified as requiring remedial action.
(vi) Such report shall be deemed timely if submitted any time between (a) two years prior to the building or structure’s applicable recertification anniversary, and (b) 90 days after the Notice of Required Inspection, including any applicable extension periods provided by the Building Official.
“Threshold Building” shall be defined as any building which is greater than three (3) stories or 50 feet in height, or which has an assembly occupancy classification as defined in the Florida Building Code which exceeds 5,000 square feet in area and an occupant content of greater than 500 persons, or as otherwise defined by section 553.71, Florida Statutes, which may be amended from time to time.
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