Miami to probe safety of all buildings taller than 50 feet
Written by Susan Danseyar on July 13, 2021
Given the tragedy that followed the collapse of a Surfside condo building, Miami City Commissioners have asked the administration to present a report within 30 days on the safety conditions of all threshold buildings in the city.
The Florida building code defines threshold buildings as greater than three stories or 50 feet in height.
Building Director Asael Marrero said the city has already sent letters to owners of all buildings with six stories or higher and 40 years or older that have been considered unsafe, advising that they undergo a inspection and send results to the city. With buildings six stories or higher, he said, a higher threshold of expertise is needed to certify the building. The department is asking that an engineer assess the structure for any signs of structural distress.
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