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P: (954) 418-2277 | info@barrarchitecture.com

South Florida Condo Inspections

Miami Condo Inspections

40-Year Recertification
and Broward & Miami Condo Inspections

In Broward and Miami-Dade counties in Florida, condominiums and other commercial buildings must be reinspected 40 years after they are built and at 10-year intervals thereafter. This requirement is designed to ensure the safety of older buildings in our area. Certain types of buildings are exempt from this requirement, including the following:

  • In Broward County, single-family homes and duplexes are exempted from the 40-year recertification requirement. Buildings under 3,500 square feet, buildings on Native American reservations, state and federal buildings and Broward County schools are also exempt from this requirement.
  • Miami-Dade County offers exemptions to the 40-year recertification rule only for buildings under 2,500 square feet, private homes, duplexes and buildings with 10 or fewer occupants and an area of less than 2,000 square feet.

If you are uncertain about whether your condo qualifies for one of these exemptions, Barr Architecture, Inc. can often provide you with information on the requirements for 40-year recertification inspections.

The 40-year Recertification Inspection Process

These Broward County and Miami condominium inspections primarily focus on the electrical, life safety and structural elements of the building. The inspection team at Barr Architecture, Inc. will perform the following tasks to complete your 40-year recertification inspection:

  • Taking photographs of any areas of concern
  • Evaluating the current condition of all structural elements, including readily visible foundations, columns, slabs, roof membranes and beams/joists
  • Identifying specific areas of damage or structural fatigue
  • Examining electrical equipment, including main breakers, panels, main feeders, wiring and outlets
  • Identifying electrical violations
  • Performing life-safety evaluations of the property
  • Evaluating the on-site lighting
  • Providing repair estimates for structural, electrical or lighting issues
  • Delivering a completed 40-year recertification inspection form

Each of these steps is necessary to ensure condominiums and commercial buildings in our area are safe to occupy and that they pose no serious risks to those who live in them. Barr Architecture, Inc. can provide you with the structural integrity and electrical safety inspections necessary to stay on the right side of the building codes in Broward or Miami-Dade County.

Planning Your 40-year Recertification and Miami Condo Inspections

You will typically have 90 days to complete your 40-year recertification after you receive the notice in the mail. Calling Barr Architecture, Inc.as soon as possible will help you to schedule these required inspections in a timely manner and will ensure that you stay in compliance with the requirements for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Once the report has been filed, you will have just 180 days to complete any required repairs and to restore your condominium or commercial building to a safe condition. The repair estimates and detailed information included in our 40-year recertification inspections can help you to get the right start on these necessary repairs and upgrades to ensure the safety of those who live or work in your building.

Our Experience Makes the Difference

As the founder and principal of Barr Architecture, Inc. and Barr Commercial Construction, Inc. Ron Barr has amassed more than three decades of experience in Florida and in 33 other states. Ron Barr is licensed as a General Contractor and is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Architects, a professional membership association for licensed architects. This depth of experience and knowledge allows Ron and the team at Barr Architecture, Inc. to deliver the best solutions for South Florida condo inspections and many other requirements in the architecture and commercial construction fields.

The Right Solutions for Your Inspection and Construction Needs

Along with property inspections for condominiums and other real estate holdings, Barr Architecture and Barr Commercial Construction can offer expert testimony in construction defect and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases. We have built a solid reputation in the design-build architecture and construction field throughout the country and can provide you with the practical support you need to achieve your goals.

If you need Broward County or Miami condo inspections or any other architecture and construction services, call Barr Architecture, Inc. and Barr Commercial Construction, Inc. today at 954-418-2277 to request a consultation. You can also contact us below to touch base with our team. At Barr Architecture, Inc. Ron Barr, A.I.A. and his entire team are committed to the highest standards of excellence on behalf of our clients in the state of Florida.

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