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The building department is asking for design wind speed – risk category – exposure – address on my master plan – TER What do I tell them?

In the case of Master Plans and Technical Evaluation Reports, product evaluations, master plans, and technical evaluation reports generally list the limiting pressure forces that the product (building component) can withstand  (such as these – click here). Items such as wind speed, risk category, wind exposure are connected to the site-specific condition the building component …

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What is the current Florida Building Code

Effective January 1, 2021, the current Florida code is the 2020 Florida Building Code (7th Edition).  It’s scheduled to be in service for roughly (3) years from that date. Check here for any updates & changes:  https://codes.iccsafe.org/codes/florida    

What are your business hours / time that you are open and what is your location?

Engineering Express is open for business from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday.  We do answer calls & chats before/after hours if we’re available. Visiting Engineering Express is by appointment only and readily available virtually. Find our numerous offices by clicking here. Local pickups for any plans are discontinued & are …

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I need an inspection done. Can you help?

Due to our exposive national demand & specialized design expertise, Engineering Express no longer performs inspections. Visit EngineeringExpress.com/directory/ for a list of S. Florida engineering firms that could help you with your request or search online for a local engineer near you.

I received a comment from the city / building department / plan reviewer on an online plan. What do I do?

FIRST:  Get the permit # & plan reviewer’s contact information. THEN: Get the comments IN WRITING. LAST:  Provide us with our order # (for online orders) or Project # (for site-specific ExpressPass orders). Forward that information to [email protected]  We are not going to be able to help you without ALL the above information. Note:  comments …

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Glossary of Engineering Terms

GLOSSARY OF ENGINEERING TERMS These terms are published by Engineering Express to coincide with help menus for our online tools & published articles. See also our FLOOD ENGINEERING GLOSSARY for more terms related to flood engineering. LABEL GLOSSARY DESCRIPTION ADDITION ROOF TYPE For sunroom enclosures, roof types can be monoslope for studio, shed, or other …

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