40 Year Recertification

Quest Construction Engineering, Inc. has a specialized team which will provide professional and accurate 40 Year Recertification and Inspections per Miami-Dade County Code Sec 8-11, Ordinance 01-112. Below we explain more about what the 40 Year Recertification is, how it came about in Miami Dade and Broward counties, and how the professionals at Quest Construction Engineering can help.

Miami-Dade County, Florida

The 40 year Recertification Ordinance was initially adopted by the Miami-Dade County Commission in 1975. It was replaced in 2001 by the current law which adopts the Florida Building Code and continues the requirement that buildings in Miami-Dade County after 40 years (and every 10 years thereafter) be recertified by a registered Florida Engineer or Architect for structural and electrical safety. This Ordinance applies to all of unincorporated Miami-Dade County and the incorporated Cities within the County. Single-family homes, duplexes, and minor structures are exempt from this Ordinance.

Broward County, Florida

The 40 year Recertification or Older Building Safety Program was created in 2005 and is now in effect throughout Broward County. Modeled after Miami-Dade County's program which has been in effect since the 1970's, Broward's program calls for structural and electrical safety inspections for buildings 40 years old or older, and every ten years thereafter. Exempt from this program are: one- and two-family dwellings, U.S. government buildings, schools under the jurisdiction of the Broward County School Board, buildings built on Indian reservations, and all buildings under 3,500 square feet in area.

Quest Construction Engineering can help

If you have received a notice from Miami-Dade or Broward Building Department, concerning the requirement to re-certify your property under the 40-Year Building Safety Inspection Program, we can assist you.

Quest Construction Engineering Inc. has a specialized team which will provide professional and accurate 40 Year Recertification and Inspections.

The 40 Year Recertification Program was created to ensure the structural and electrical integrity of a building. We will provide a complete inspection throughout your entire building to determine whether it is structurally and electrically safe for its specified use and continued occupancy.

After the inspection is completed, we will provide you with a check list of the repairs needed, if so required. Our in-house engineers will provide you with the proper advice to keep your repairs and costs at a minimum. We are in the Florida Construction industry and we'll help you with any repairs needed.

Once any necessary repairs are completed, a review is performed to verify compliance and prepare the final report to be submitted to the County, signed and sealed by one of our in-house State of Florida Registered Professional Engineers. This process guarantees a successful acceptance of our reports.

Contact Us today to schedule your 40 year recertification and inspection. References are available upon your request.