When is a Threshold Inspection Needed?
According to Florida Statute 553.71, a threshold building is any building which is greater than three stories or 50 feet in height, and/or has an assembly occupancy classification which exceeds 5,000 square feet in area and 500 persons. This type of structure is subject to more than the minimum number of inspections required by the Florida Building Code.
According to the Florida Administrative Code section 61G1-25.003 a Special Inspector can perform these inspections. The Special Inspector of Threshold Buildings, (aka Threshold Inspectors) will complete a report when the structural work has been satisfactorily completed. The Special Inspector will issue a signed and sealed statement to the enforcement agency. Copies are also sent to the Owner, Architect/Engineer of Record, and General Contractor.
Services Performed by MWS Special Inspectors:
- Verification of reinforcing steel prior to concrete placement.
- Verify that the concrete mix designs are in compliance with the contract specifications in advance of concrete placement. The threshold inspector, who can be on site during concrete pouring, will verify that the proper concrete, type and strength is delivered and placed at the proper location. Any deviations from the approved concrete mix design will be immediately noted and reported.
- Shoring and re-shoring.
- Inspect all structural components and connections.