Threshold and Special Inspector Services

Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties in South Florida

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Florida Code requires that a duly licensed professional serve as an inspector on larger projects termed "Threshold Buildings" whose definition is, in accordance with Florida Statutes, any building which is greater than 3 stories or 50 feet in height, or which has an assembly classification that exceeds 5,000 square feet in area and an occupant content of 500 people or greater.

Florida Code States -- The enforcing agency shall require a special inspector to perform structural inspections on threshold buildings pursuant to a structural inspection plan prepared by the engineer or architect of record. The structural inspection plan must be submitted to the enforcing agency prior to the issuance of a building permit for the construction of a the building.

Depending on the Authority having Jurisdiction (City or County Building Department), they will require a procedure for inspection whereby the Inspector must submit periodic documents attesting to the pass/fail of these inspections. Typically at the end of the project, the Inspector must submit a certification statement expressing the project's compliance with both the plans and Florida Building Code.

G. Batista & Associates can provide experienced, certified inspectors depending on the needs and desires of our clients.

Threshold inspectors are Licensed Professional Engineers that have proven years experience in both design and inspections of these larger buildings. They must pass a rigorous application process which ensures that those with a license are prepared for the technical demands for these larger projects. Click here to provide an answer from wikipedia on what a threshold inspector is.

The following are just an example of the structures which we can inspect:

  • Footings
  • Piles
  • Columns
  • Floor Slabs
  • Elevated Slabs
  • Post Tensioning
  • Shoring
  • Tie Beams
  • Masonry
  • Reinforcing Steel
  • Structural Steel
  • Roofing


Cities we provide service to in South Florida include Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston, West Park, Wilton Manors,Aventura
Bal, Coral Gables,Doral, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Medley, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Pinecrest, South Miami, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside, Sweetwater, andVirginia Gardens

Call for a FREE 15-minute consultation with Gregorio Batista, PE, CGC -- (954) 434-2053
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