BillerReinhart is in the middle of a three-part blog series to demonstrate the value we bring to our Clients’ restoration projects. Part 2 of our blog series discusses the scenario in which the building is classified as a “Threshold Building” and requires the services of a “Special Inspector”.
During application for the work permit, the authority holding jurisdiction (building department) may require a Special Inspector to be involved with the project if the building is classified as a Threshold Building. Under this scenario, the services of a Special Inspector are necessary to perform threshold inspection tasks such as construction phase site visits and preparation of threshold inspection reports.
An engineer serving as a “Special Inspector” is a licensed professional engineer who is certified to conduct inspections of threshold-level buildings. The certification is an additional level of qualification to the Professional Engineer’s licensure and can be difficult to attain.
A “Threshold Building” is one which is greater than three stories or 50 feet in height, or which has an assembly occupancy classification as defined in the Florida Building Code which exceeds 5,000 square feet in area and an occupant content of greater than 500 persons.
When BillerReinhart is your restoration project’s licensed engineer, you receive decades of experience, including multiple licensed Special Inspectors available for the project.