The new requirements for milestone inspections, as outlined in the new state law (https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022D/4D), along with recent amended Ordinances, have the following impacts on all existing buildings in Miami-Dade County:
- All buildings built on or before 1982 that have already had an initial recertification inspection through Miami-Dade’s 40-Year program will continue to follow the established schedule.
- Coastal condominium and cooperative buildings three stories or taller built between 1983 and 1997 and located within three miles of the coastline must have a recertification inspection by December 31, 2024, and every 10 years after that. All other buildings built between 1983 and 1992 must have a recertification inspection by December 31, 2024, and every 10 years after that.
- All condominium and cooperative association buildings three stories or taller and located within three miles of the coastline built on or after 1998 must have a building recertification inspection when the building age reaches 25 years and every 10 years after that. All other buildings constructed on or after 1993 must have a recertification inspection when the building age reaches 30 years and every 10 years after that.
Click on the following link for more information about the Building Recertification program in Miami-Dade County:
About the Author
Scott Harvey-Lewis is the owner and President of Building Mavens, a leading Milestone Inspections and Engineering Consulting firm based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He is a distinguished forensic engineer with over 18 years of experience. Holding a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, Scott’s expertise is fortified by his Licensed Professional Engineer status in Florida and LEED Accredited Professional designation.
With a comprehensive background spanning public and private projects, Scott’s proficiency encompasses structural engineering design, construction oversight, and forensic analysis. His role involves investigating structural failures, construction defects, and code compliance to ensure project integrity while upholding safety standards and building codes. Beyond his investigative prowess, Scott is a skilled design engineer, contributing to diverse architectural facets including building envelope systems and designs for various materials. His extensive portfolio includes projects ranging from residential designs to commercial structures like warehouses and piers. Across all phases of project development, from conception to inspection, Scott’s dedication to innovative and compliant engineering solutions shines through.
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