Our Structural Forensic Engineers licensed in Florida, Texas & Louisiana primarily specializes in structural engineering, forensic engineering, 40 Year Structural Inspections, 10 Year Structural Inspections, 30 Year structural Inspections, structural engineering assessments , building damage inspections and reports, hurricane damage inspections and reports, roof damage assessments, roof wind damage, threshold inspections, Infrared Inspections, structural defects assessments & inspections, buildings structural collapse inspections & assessments, Thermal imaging, roof hail damage inspections, roof wind damage inspections.
The 40 Year Structural Certification Daytona by expert were put into law primarily for the public safety. Building owners perform upgrades and renovations to buildings without pulling permits. Also, Owners many times do not maintain their buildings properly. As a result, many properties contain unsafe conditions for its occupants. Examples of these unsafe conditions are as follows:
- Faulty or exposed wiring
- Spalling concrete
- Hidden structural problems
- Failed roofing systems
- Possible fire hazards
The law requires that a licensed architect or engineer take the responsibility of the inspection and submit a signed and sealed report.
The Cost of a 40 Year Recertification
The best way to find out how much a 40 Year Recertification will cost you is by calling around and getting proposals. Of course, a simple search on the internet will yield lots of information on available professionals in your area. Each engineer or architect has their own way of calculating how much they are going to charge you for an inspection. The following are the items that most affect the price of a 40 year building inspection (in order of importance):
- Size of the building (i.e. number of units)
- Complexity of the structure
Size of the Building
As you may have guessed, the size of the building is the factor that most affects the price of a 40 Year Recertification. Lets take the example of an inspector that has decided he must visit 50 apartments in the case of a high-rise building. An inspection like this could take most of the day. Depending on the inspectors findings, the report could be lengthy.
Complexity of the Structure
As an extreme example, lets say that the inspector is to do a 40 year inspection of an electrical plant for FP&L. On the structural side, there are many unusual structures such as towers and trusses which are difficult to inspect. On the electrical side, there are high-power devices and mechanisms that are not typical to a regular inspection. Naturally, the inspector will have a very difficult time looking into all the details unless he has much experience with these types of structures.
On the other hand, a much simpler inspection would involve a one-story four-plex apartment building. Typically, these buildings are constructed of concrete and block and a have a roof structure that has trusses and a shingle roof. This simple building will also likely have 4 electrical meters and an electrical panel for each unit.