I know that I maybe opening up a big issue with this topic on the heels of the Champlain Towers Condo collapsed, but it seems to me that there will be the rush for a review of all commercial inspections and new laws or regulations … probably both; coming into Florida over this tragedy. For those that are InterNACHI certified commercial inspectors I would like to get your take on this matter.
The current law in Florida states that the building of certain occupancy levels have to under go a 40 year inspection cycle. This building was under going this inspection process when it collapsed. At this time no one knows why it collapsed and I’m not going to speculate here. But I can’t help but wonder why inspections of this nature are set at 40 years apart. It seems to me with the soil conditions, salt air, hurricanes, and many other factors that this should have been a much lower threshold… perhaps at 5 or 10 years.
Do any of you see InterNACHI being a part of this review process on a commercial level when state regulators tackle this issue in Tallahassee once the matter comes to a formal process for discussion?
What role can InterNACHI play to help with new regulations, and becoming more of an active player in commercial inspections in Florida in light of what has happened?