Tampa | 40-Year recertification by EMA

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Most Tampa |40-year recertification of old buildings will have some degree of necessary Concrete Restoration required to pass the inspection. For over 37 years, EMA Engineering has diligently and carefully performed hundreds of re-certification inspections and concrete restoration projects. EMA Engineering is very experienced with concrete restoration projects, and we typically have 15-20 concrete restoration projects ongoing at the same time with many satisfied clients for your reference. Th40-year certifications are presently not mandatory in Palm beach or other Florida Counties, but may be started soon.

The 40 year and older Building Safety Inspection Program was created in 2005 and became effective throughout Broward County in January 2006. Modeled after Miami-Dade County’s program, which was established in the mid 1970s, Broward’s program calls for structural and electrical safety inspections for buildings 40 years old or older and every ten years thereafter. One and two family dwellings, U.S Government, State of Florida buildings, schools under the jurisdiction of the B.C. School Board, and buildings built on Indian Reservations are exempt from this program. Miami-Dade County’s effort exempts other buildings under 2,000 square feet while the Broward program excludes all buildings under 3,500 square feet. Both Counties have had instances of structural building failures. By having such a program in effect we are minimalizing the possibilities of future building failure and will be better prepared for hurricane winds

EMA Engineering will conduct the inspection as per the guidelines and provide a written engineering report on our findings. This report will identify all deficient items that need to be corrected to pass the inspection. These inspections will include interior inspection of the units of the building. The firm will visually examine all of the Electrical Elements of your buildings and prepare the Electrical portion(s) of the 40-year Re-certification report with our findings. The structural inspections cover all the structural components of your building including beams, columns and decks of parking garages, plaza decks, pools, balconies catwalks, and roofing assemblies.

EMA Engineering will prepare a complete set of construction documents including plans and specifications with a cost estimate and bid tabulations. In addition the firm will prepare the bid documents to obtain bids from qualified contractors for the necessary work to bring the building(s) into compliance for the 40-year recertification. The firm will assist the Board of Directors in acquiring & evaluating competitive bids for the necessary repairs.