Threshold Inspections

Threshold Inspections are performed on a threshold building in accordance to a structural inspection plan prepared by the structural engineer or architect of record. These inspections are a law in Florida and are part of the Florida Statute under section 553.71. The definition of a threshold building is any building which is greater than 3 stories or 50 feet in height, or which has an “Assembly” occupancy classification that exceeds 5,000 sq. ft. in area and an occupant content of greater than 500 persons. In addition, the owner of a building which does not meet these minimum requirements, may designate his building as a threshold building, subject to more that the minimum number of inspections required. To perform these inspections you need a licensed engineer or architect with a certification as a “Special Inspector” of threshold buildings and the Board of Professional Engineers and of Architects has a list of all these inspectors.