Condo Milestone Structural Inspections (CMSI), PLLC will meet with representatives from your Association to discuss your building history, any concerns you have, and to review available relevant plans or documents. With approved escort from your Association we will then perform a visual structural inspection of your buildings' primary structural members and systems [Florida Section 627.706(d) + (e)] to evaluate structural safety per Florida Bill SB154 (formerly SB 4-D) Phase 1 requirements.
Phase 1 and Phase 2 reports
The Phase-1 on-site investigation will be followed up with a written report providing the following per Florida Statute SB154, and 553.899, Mandatory Structural Inspections for Condominium and Cooperative Buildings:
a. the seal and electronic signature of the licensed engineer (PE) who performed the inspection.
b. the manner and type of inspections performed.
c. Identification of any substantial structural deterioration, within a reasonable professional probability based on the scope of the inspection, describing the extent of such deterioration, and indentifying recommended repairs for such deterioration.
d. a statement whether safe or unsafe conditions were observed, as those terms are defined in the Florida Building Code (FBC).
e. recommendation of any remedial or preventive repairs of items that are damaged but are not substantial structural deterioration.
f. identification and description of any items requiring further inspection.
If the Phase 1 Investigation finds no significant concerns, no further investigation is required for 10 years. (Note however, that it is always necessary to safely maintain your building.) Should a Phase 2 Investigation be required, CMSI will consult with your Association about how to proceed.In the rare event that imminently dangerous structural conditions are found or suspected, CMSI will promptly notify the designated representative from the Association and the local building department in accordance with law. Condo Milestone Structural Inspections (CMSI), PLLC understands that everyone is inudated with reading materials and most Property Managers and Board Members are unfamiliar with Structural Engineering. We strive to produce concise reports in non-technical language to help Property Managers and Board Members make well informed decisions and we are available for follow-up consultations.