17 06, 2024

Enhancements in Monroe County’s Building Inspection Program: A Comprehensive Guide

By |2024-06-19T16:21:50-04:00June 17, 2024|

Monroe County's Building Safety Inspection Program (BSIP) has recently undergone significant updates. Notices are now being sent via certified mail to the owners of condominium buildings that are 25 years old or older and structures three stories or higher. These updates are aimed at ensuring higher safety standards and addressing the unique challenges faced by buildings in this coastal region. [...]

11 06, 2024

Remembering Surfside: The Tragic Event That Led to New Milestone Inspections

By |2024-06-11T22:04:54-04:00June 11, 2024|

June 24th marks the third anniversary of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South. Located in Surfside, a Miami suburb, a large portion of the twelve-story, 136-unit beachfront condominium gave way, leading to 98 deaths and eleven injuries. This tragic event has become a crucial reminder about building safety, maintenance, and regulatory oversight. The collapse of the 12-story residential building [...]

29 03, 2024

Boca Raton Building Recertification Ordinance: A Comprehensive Guide for Building Managers and Condominium Governing Boards

By |2024-03-29T17:31:04-04:00March 29, 2024|

Fresh off our recent article highlighting Boynton Beach’s new building recertification requirements, we highlight Boca Raton’s updated Building Recertification program. This article covers everything you need to know about Boca Raton’s Building Recertification Program (Ordinance 5589) and the significant changes it makes to the way building recertification is conducted. It ultimately focuses on what it means for your commercial [...]

18 03, 2024

The Power of Infrared Thermography in Building Inspections

By |2024-03-29T17:00:00-04:00March 18, 2024|

An Introduction to Infrared Thermography Infrared thermography, a cornerstone of modern infrared inspection, stands out as a non-invasive diagnostic tool, revolutionizing the approach toward preventative maintenance and safety inspection. Utilizing state-of-the-art infrared cameras, this technology makes the invisible visible by capturing the heat emitted from objects in vivid colors, revealing potential issues in electrical systems, insulation failures, and even hidden [...]

23 02, 2024

Your Guide to Highland Beach’s Updated Milestone Inspection Certification Program

By |2024-03-29T17:00:15-04:00February 23, 2024|

Ensuring the value and safety of your building is paramount, and staying abreast of the latest updates in the Highland Beach building recertification and inspection program is essential for every conscientious owner. The Building Recertification Ordinance (2022-008) and the 2023 Milestone Inspection Summary have recently undergone significant revisions that may affect your property and a lack of awareness of these [...]

15 12, 2023

Preparing for Boynton Beach’s New Residential Building Recertification Requirements

By |2024-03-29T16:59:48-04:00December 15, 2023|

Today, we're highlighting an important update for buildings within the city limits of Boynton Beach, FL, for which you may have recently received an inspection notice. In response to the tragic Surfside collapse, the city has undertaken a significant initiative to enhance structural safety through the building recertification program. Drawing inspiration from Miami-Dade County's long-standing program, Boynton Beach has instituted [...]

6 09, 2023

What You Need to Know About Florida New (2023) Senate Bill 154: Milestone Inspection Legislation

By |2024-03-29T16:59:37-04:00September 6, 2023|

Florida's latest milestone inspection legislation has sent shockwaves through the real estate and property management industry. This transformative piece of legislation, stemming from Senate Bill 154 (also known as The Milestone and SIRS Glitch Bill which we have covered extensively) has shifted from bill to a law as of June 13, 2023, impacting condominiums and cooperative buildings across the state. In [...]

31 08, 2023

What You Need to Know About Florida New (2023) Senate Bill 154: Structural Integrity Reserves (SIRS) Studies

By |2024-03-29T16:59:25-04:00August 31, 2023|

Florida Senate Bill 154 has been signed into law and brings significant changes to Structural Integrity Reserves (SIRS) studies, a crucial element in ensuring the safety and long-term maintenance of condominium buildings across the state. These updates address various aspects, from who can perform the inspections to what needs to be included in the reserve studies. SIRS studies are essential [...]

21 08, 2023

Florida Condo Inspection Bill 154: Milestones and Must-Knows for Condominiums and Cooperatives

By |2024-03-29T16:59:08-04:00August 21, 2023|

Senate Bill 154 emerged as a legislative response to address critical issues within Florida's condominium and cooperative associations. This landmark bill refined two essential requirements: milestone inspections and structural integrity reserve studies. These provisions, aimed at enhancing building safety, bring significant changes to the way these associations operate. As an amendment to Florida Statute 553.899 (previously known as Senate bill [...]

8 06, 2023

Preparing for Budget Adjustments and Financial Planning for Senate Bill SB 4-D and Glitch Bill SB 154

By |2024-03-29T16:58:56-04:00June 8, 2023|

The implementation of Florida Senate Bill 4-D (full Bill here) and Glitch Bill SB 154 (full Bill here) ushers in a new era of compliance and financial planning for Florida's condominium and cooperative associations. As the regulations take effect, associations are poised to encounter unique budgetary challenges, requiring proactive engagement and strategic decision-making. In part three of our coverage of [...]