"Plan review services have become
high-demand, which is why UES
implemented Remote Reviews. This
way any of our experts can serve our
clients from anywhere in the U.S.
"

— Jessica, Certified Building Inspector

"As a private provider
alternative to building departments,
we are able to keep builders
on schedule, therefore saving
them tens of thousands of dollars."

— David, Certified Building Inspector

"Plan review services have become
high-demand, which is why UES
implemented Remote Reviews. This
way any of our experts can serve our
clients from anywhere in the U.S.
"

— Jessica, Certified Building Inspector

"As a private provider
alternative to building departments,
we are able to keep builders
on schedule, therefore saving
them tens of thousands of dollars."

— David, Certified Building Inspector

"Plan review services have become high-demand, which is why UES implemented Remote Reviews. This way any of our experts can serve our clients from anywhere in the U.S."

— Jessica, Certified Building Inspector

"As a private provider alternative to building departments, we are able to keep builders on schedule, therefore saving them tens of thousands of dollars."

— David, Certified Building Inspector

Milestone Inspections & Recertification

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At UES, we are aware that building inspections are a necessity to ensure quality within any building or construction project. Amongst our array of engineering and construction services, our experienced team offers building inspections nationwide to make sure your property, workplace, or construction site meets building standards. Our inspection staff experts can answer any of your building questions, and act as the first line of defense against code compliance violations to protect communities and businesses from noncompliance issues.

Condo Safety Bill

Effective May 26, 2022, the state of Florida introduced Senate Bill 4D, which requires Condominium and Cooperative Associations to perform milestone inspections as prescribed by local enforcement agencies to determine the general structural condition of the building as it affects the structural integrity of the building, such as necessary maintenance, repairs, and replacements of structural components. UES is qualified to perform the mandated building “Milestone” Inspections and record submissions outlined by the Florida Statute. Contact UES today for more information on how we may fulfill your Milestone Inspections needs within the State.

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Milestone Inspections & Recertification

Existing Building Re-Certification Outline:
  • Creates a statewide building milestone inspection requirement for any condominium or cooperative residential building three stories or more in height 30 years after initial occupancy and 25 years after initial occupancy for buildings located within three miles of a coastline
  • Subsequent milestone inspections are required every 10 years after the initial milestone inspection
  • A milestone inspection consists of two phases: phase one and phase two
  • For phase one of the milestone inspection, a licensed engineer or architect authorized to practice in Florida shall perform a visual examination of habitable and non-habitable areas of a building, including the major structural components of a building, and provide a qualitative assessment of the structural condition of the building.
  • A phase two of the milestone inspection must be performed if any substantial structural deterioration is identified during phase one. “Substantial structural deterioration” means substantial structural distress that negatively affects a building’s general structural condition and integrity
  • Requires building officials to provide written notice to associations when buildings must be inspected. Within 180 days after receiving the written notice, the association must complete phase one of the milestone inspection
  • Requires phase one and phase two inspection reports be submitted to the building official and association
  • Requires an association to have a structural integrity reserve study completed at least every 10 years after the condominium’s creation for each building on the condominium property that is three stories or higher in height
  • Requires developers to complete a structural integrity reserve study for each building on the condominium property that is three stories or higher in height, prior to turning over an association to the unit owners
  • Requires that the visual inspection portion of the structural integrity reserve study must be performed by a licensed engineer or architect

Commercial Building Property Inspections

UES specializes in commercial building and code compliance, from offices high-rise buildings with 50+ apartment and condominium units, warehouses, and more. When you need a commercial building inspection, consult us for commercial code permitting, compliance consulting, and commercial plan reviews. We are aware that commercial projects can be completed over a time frame ranging from weeks to years and will work with your building plan to ensure your construction is code-compliant and will be certified to occupy.

Our commercial building inspections include the following services:

  • Weekly visits with building code officials to review works in progress, or specially scheduled visits depending on smaller job scopes
  • Footer, foundations, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, insulation, fire suppression, accessibility, sub-slab construction inspections, reviews and approvals of special inspections, above ceiling inspections, and final Use & Occupancy approvals.
  • Certifying use and occupancy, in compliance with local codes

Maintenance Inspections

To keep your property up to date, UES also offers maintenance or milestone inspections for pre-existing buildings. Our associate building inspectors can help keep your property or properties (both residential or commercial) up-to-date and compliant with your municipal codes and regulations.

Our maintenance inspections can evaluate structural deterioration, determine if a building is safe for human occupancy, provide a detailed inspection report to the appropriate offices, and make sure your building's structural integrity is in accordance with architectural and engineering specifications. We also offer emergency inspections in the event your building may be flagged as non-compliant.

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For a full listing of services, please view our Statement of Qualifications.

UES’ inspection experts are passionate about being the first line of defense against code compliance violations. Our team confidently navigates the complex environment of codes, effectively protecting communities and businesses from noncompliance issues.

Drawing on decades of experience, we are committed to achieving rapid turnarounds on plan review and inspections. This results in significant savings to developers, owners, and contractors who typically must wait extended periods for inspections to take place. In the State of Florida, UES was pivotal in writing the legislature that authorizes private provider inspections for builders, contractors, and owners. We can also seamlessly integrate ourselves into your building department staff to augment existing municipality operations.

 

Services include:

  • Quality Assurance Services
  • Punchlist Origination Services
  • Handrail/Balcony Inspection Services
  • Firestop and Joint Sealant Inspections
  • Due Diligence/Property Condition Assessment Services
  • Window Testing
  • Blower Door Testing
  • Stucco Evaluations
  • Photometric Studies
  • Green Building Evaluation
  • Sound Measurements

For a full listing of services, please view our Statement of Qualifications.

Statement of Qualifications

SB 4-D: Building Safety

Accreditation

  • Master Code Professional
  • Certified Building Official
  • Building Code Administraton
  • Code Enforcement and Administration Professional
  • Fire Safety Inspector