Building Inspections

GFA is certified to provide Building Inspection, Special Inspection and Threshold Inspection services for all load bearing structural elements of buildings as required by Florida legislation and Building Codes. Our Building Inspectors are certified by the State of Florida and operate under the direct supervision of Professional Engineers, who are also certified as Special Inspectors of Threshold Buildings.

In addition, complete construction inspection services are available for elements of non-threshold buildings such as roofing, insulation and drywall. Our inspectors carefully examine the quality of materials, workmanship, compliance with contract specifications and manufacturers recommendations. To assure the highest standards of quality, GFA maintains and operates its own state-of-the-art testing equipment and provides written and photographic reports as necessary to document construction activities.

The following is a partial list of GFA’s Building Inspection Services:

  • Special Inspections
  • Threshold Inspections
  • Residential Inspections
  • Condition Reports
  • MEP Inspections (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)
  • Framing (Metal & Wood)
  • Roofing
  • Structural Steel (Bolted & Welded)
  • Concrete (Reinforced, Post-tensioned & Precast)
  • Shoring and Reshoring

Balcony Inspections

Are your balcony guardrails and handrails safe? The licensed professionals at GFA can help make your facility safe as well as ensure you are meeting the legal requirements of Florida law.

Florida Statute 509.2112(1) states that “every public lodging establishment that is three (3) stories or more in height in the State file a certificate stating that any and all balconies, platforms, stairways, and railways have been inspected by a person competent to conduct such inspections and are safe, secure, and free of defects.” These inspections must be performed every three (3) years.

GFA is a full-service engineering inspection firm that specializes in balcony rail inspections. Our licensed inspectors will complete the required inspection and provide you with a detailed report indicating their observations. Once any required repairs have been completed, you will be issued an official Certificate of Balcony Inspection – ready for submission to the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.