A New Fire Restoration Project

Last week I attended a multi-dwelling complex that had been damaged by fire.  To restore the building following the fire, the first step was to meet with the contractor and the building owner (who was being represented by their insurance company).  After a quick walkthrough of the
building, it became apparent that fire had also damaged an adjacent unit. 

After identifying which building components were damaged by fire, the building layout was measured for the purpose of preparing building
permit drawings which will be submitted to the City for review.  Once the building permit is obtained (in this case up to 30 days after submission to the City), restoration work can proceed.   

The City may require that an engineer supervise the restoration work.  If that is the case here, I may be attending the site several more times before the building is back to its pre-loss condition.

Until next time,