Friday, March 30, 2012

New Building Codes

New building and construction codes went into effect on March 15th, 2012 for Broward County. These codes changed the zones for hurricane resistance, making more stringent building restrictions so that properties will be better protected against wind. Existing properties will not need any changes made to them. Any changes made going forward will need to adhere to the new codes. Any plans already approved will remain approved, but may be out of code by the time they are built. Many builders are redoing their plans so that they will adhere to the new code.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Broward County Information 2012

Processing your permit quickly and efficiently is my job. I want things to go as smoothly and fast as I can for your project to finish on time. We have to work around the system that is in place, however.

The following Broward County cities have building departments that are closed on Friday:

  • Coconut Creek
  • Lauderdale Lakes
  • Margate
  • Miramar
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Wilton Manors

The following are government holidays in 2012 where all cities' building departments will be closed:

New Year's Day (Observed)Monday, January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday, January 16
Memorial DayMonday, May 28
Independence DayWednesday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 3
Veterans Day (Observed)Monday, November 12
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 22
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 23
Christmas DayTuesday, December 25


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Copying Florida's Building Code

In the wake of the recent tornadoes that swept through Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia, other states' building codes are considering adopting the strict standards to protect against violent winds that Florida has in place for hurricanes.

Source: Indy Star

Friday, March 9, 2012

Saving You Time and Money!

You've heard the expression "Time is money." And as you age, and time becomes more precious, your hours spent really begin to equate to how much your time is worth.

Using my service saves you time by:

  • Getting the job done quickly by freeing up the contractor.
  • Getting corrections made more quickly than your contractor alone.
  • Allowing open and easy communication from contractor to inspector to city.

Sure, I charge a small fee for my services, as my time is also valuable. I understand how valuable time is and what your time is worth. I work efficiently to get your job done quickly, which keeps your project in budget and gets you back to enjoying your home with your family with less interruption!