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Why is there an expiration on digitally sealed plans and how does that work for permitting?

Because a digitally sealed plan can be copied and reused while maintaining the digital seal certification, plans produced by engineering express that are not site-specific are encoded with limitations of use that restrict their use for permitting to a single project. Engineering Express encodes master plans with the permitting contractor, zip code restriction, and a …

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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    

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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I need to place an online plan order for a digitally sealed file. How does that work?

Visit EngineeringExpress.com/store & search for the plan you need. We recommend beginning by the brand needed. Once you find the plan, you will be able to select the output format you need before you add the product to your cart. After the order gets processed, the digitally sealed file will be emailed as a secure, …

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Whats The Difference Between a Digitally Sealed Plan, Electronic Seal, & Scanned Digital Copy of a Plan?

HISTORY Back in the day, kings used wax to seal an envelope to prove its authenticity. That seal evolved over time to become variations of paper embossing and ink ‘wet’ sealing up until this day to certify blueprints by architects and engineers.  In today’s digital world, a more secure solution is needed. Engineering documents are …

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