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Threshold Inspections

Many times the question arises, "What exactly is a threshold inspection?" The simple answer lies in the name itself.  Threshold means a doorsill or entrance which implies that an inspector will observe the procedure from a safe distance without interfering in the procedure.

Threshold inspectors can be considered a form of quality control.  A threshold inspector is a certified building inspector or a qualified engineer who inspects the project when the building exceeds specified height, square footage, or occupancy load.  The builder is required by law to hire a threshold inspector.  In addition to performing structural inspections, a threshold inspector will oversee certain activities during construction as specified by the engineer of record and/or applicable codes such as exterior window and door installation, shoring and reshoring.

According to Florida Statute 553.71(7) "Threshold Building" means any building which is greater than three stories or 50 feet in height or which has an assemble occupancy classification as defined in the Florida Building Code and which exceeds 5000 square feet in area and an occupant greater than 500 persons.  The threshold inspection plan must be submitted to and approved by the enforcing agency prior to the issuance of a building permit for the construction of a threshold building.

At Dansco we have special inspectors and professional engineers on staff that can perform the threshold inspection as required by the engineer of record and/or applicable codes.  Dansco has more than 50 years of experience and has completed 100's of projects which require threshold inspections. 

Please contact Dansco's inspection department for your next threshold inspection.

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