The Florida Building Safety Act

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Florida has implemented a statewide program for inspecting structures in condo and cooperative associations.

Our team is here to support and navigate you through the recently established Florida Milestone inspection procedure. Under the new legislation, if you oversee a condominium falling within the specified criteria, you are mandated to carry out a phase one milestone inspection within a brief timeframe.

  • Three Stories Or Taller
  • Built Before 1992
  • Within Three Miles of The Coast, Built Before 1997

The timeframe for conducting the essential phase one inspection is restricted, yet the procedure itself is time-consuming. Our objective is to streamline, expedite, and simplify this process, ensuring your property achieves compliance with as much ease and efficiency as possible.

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Important key takeaways from the bill

Important key takeaways from the bill

  • Removed the “25 percent rule on roofs”
  • Created Structural Integrity Reserve Studies (SIRS) for all 718 Condos and 719 Co-ops 3 stories or higher
  • Removal of the pooled reserves model for the elements of the SIRS
  • Created Milestone Inspection requirement

Milestone Inspections

A “Milestone inspection” is a structural inspection of a building, including an inspection of load-bearing walls and the primary structural members and primary structural systems as those terms are defined in s. 627.706, by a licensed architect or engineer authorized to practice in this state for the purposes of attesting to the life safety and adequacy of the structural components of the building and, to the extent reasonably possible, determining the general structural condition of the building as it affects the safety of such building, including a determination of any necessary maintenance, repair, or replacement of any structural component of the buildi

Phase One

Phase One

For phase one of the milestone inspection, a licensed architect or engineer authorized to practice in this state shall perform a visual examination of habitable and nonhabitable areas of a building, including the major structural components of a building, and provide a qualitative assessment of the structural conditions of the building.

Structural Integrity Reserve Studies (SIRS)

Structural Integrity Reserve Studies (SIRS)

A “Structural Integrity Reserve Study” (SIRS) is a study of the reserve funds required for future major repairs and replacement of the common areas based on a visual inspection of the common areas. A structural integrity reserve study may be performed by any person qualified to perform such study.

Phase Two

Phase Two

A phase two of the milestone inspection must be performed if any substantial structural deterioration is identified during phase one. A phase two inspection may involve destructive or nondestructive testing at the inspector’s direction. The inspection may be as extensive or as limited as necessary to fully assess areas of structural distress in order to confirm that the building is structurally sound and safe for its intended use and to recommend a program for fully assessing and repairing distressed and damaged portions of the building.

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Implementation of your condo safety management plans and compliance with the Building Safety Act should be approached so as to ensure.

Hire the experience of our team to support yours, to navigate this process while ensuring that your association fulfills its statutory funding requirements and gets ahead. If this work is done efficiently and properly your building can win, can get ahead and can be an asset to the families she serves.

Report Generation & Dissemination by Complete to both

Board of Directors –

  • Fiduciary responsibility to get SIRS done
  • Responsibility to circulate to every owner
  • Post on building
  • Post on web site, if HOA required to have one

SIRS must be maintained for at least 15 years after the study is completed. Milestone Inspections are required 180 days from BCO notice.

Team Complete has a proven history of providing industry-leading expertise for clients in South Florida and the Gulf Coast including areas of Punta Gorda, Miami, Pompano Beach, Palm Beach, Naples and Port Charlotte.

Building Code Official (BCO)

As defined in Ch.468.603 of the FL state statute. “Any of those employees of municipal or county governments, or any person contracted, with building construction regulation responsibilities who are charged with the responsibility for direct regulatory administration or supervision of plan review, enforcement, or inspection of building construction, erection, repair, addition, remodeling, demolition, or alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state law or municipal or county ordinance”

  • Notify BOD of compliance requirements in writing
  • “confirm their written directive from statute”

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