As in my previous post I walked around this subject property only to find countless raised tripping hazards and BLOCKED accessible routes related to wheel chair accessibility.
Photo one shows a 2" lift of paver bricks which have been in this condition for over a year and are typical at the property. Noted: Violation of "Changes in level" - ICC/ANSI A117.1 -2003 Chapter 3 /303.2.
Tripping and accessibility are but one issue.
In photo two, a storefront construction project has made it impossible to access the ground floor sidewalk without being directed into a planter or, worse yet, into a vehicular traffic lane. The plywood enclosure could have been set back 4' to allow for access, but no oversight by management allows for this condition to exist for over 2 years.
Should any handicapped person find themselves in this location, their only alternate route will take them to the inaccessible curb cut as previewed in my previous post.
There is no excuse for this condition. Kudos to "The Board"....they did upgrade the workout room!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
The photos speak for themselves. A condo project in Ft Lauderdale has paver walkways with accessible curb cuts per code. For almost 2 years the pavers have risen in many locations, and caused a tripping hazard. Now the accessible entrance ramp to the walk has become virtually unsafe and inaccessible. The adjacent ramp is in fine condition. To make matters worse the Management Company was made aware of this condition and the Board has opted to spend money on fancy plantings (as seen in the photo) rather than comply with ADA requirements.
This is not only pure negligence but shows the wanton disregard for safety and the misdirected goals of uninformed boards and poorly performing management companies alike.
One would assume common sense would govern here, but then again ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Falling concrete, uplifted pavers, cracked concrete walks, broken glass, loose guard rails and other unsafe conditions can cause severe life safety issues and lead to damage to property and more importantly public safety and injury concerns.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Coronado Beach Club of Highland Beach , Florida nears the end of its 2012 construction season. The pro active approach of Mr. Peter Krebs, Condo Board V.P. has been instrumental in this years success coupled with the input of the consulting firm, Building Solutions, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale. Clubhouse hurricane window replacement and structural concrete repair, Gazebo re-construction,
The International Code council along with The State of Florida have awarded the following certifications to David Galassi, Principal at Building Solutions, Inc., Fort Lauderdale. Building Code Administrator # BU 1774 / Florida Certified Building Official #8228440 / ICC Certified E1 Electrical Inspector # 8228440 / ICC Certified P1 Plumbing Inspector #8228440 / ICC Certified M1 Mechanical Inspector # 8228440 / ICC These are coupled with current certifications as a State Building Inspector # BN 6263, and ICC Commercial/Residential Building Inspector and Building Plans Examiner Certifications #8228440. The current certifications are valid thru 2015 and makes Building Solutions the most well rounded and qualified firm of choice for clients in South Florida and beyond.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
The Coronado Club of Highland Beach, Florida, has retained David Galassi as Construction Program Manager. For the year 2012, David Galassi and Building Solutions, Inc. will oversee all facets of construction and aid Property Manager, Mr. Bill Neel, with day-to-day construction tasks. The Building Solutions Team will write specifications, handle the bidding process and act as special inspectors for specific work while also acting as owners representative and contractor liaison. "We are excited and happy to have David and his team on board to help us with our master construction plan," cited Mr. Neel. Work is scheduled to begin on the multi-million dollar condominium complex in Spring 2012.