Location: Client: Building Type: Role: Services Provided: Construction Type: Construction Cost: Completion Date:
Vero Beach, FL City of Vero Beach Governmental Consultant Disaster Assessments Existing/Repair Undisclosed 2004
Post Office Annex (Hurricane Damage)
As the team leader for a Building Assessment Team (BAT) representing the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a member of DKMB & Associates was responsible for providing inspection and assessment services for damaged municipal structures for the City of Vero Beach, Florida. The purpose of the building evaluations was to provide documented evidence that the facilities were affected by one or more of the four major hurricanes that struck the State of Florida during the unprecedented 2004 Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Season. Typical documented observations included: substructure for foundations; shell for roofing assemblies and equipment; exterior enclosure systems consisting of walls, windows, and doors; interior systems consisting of partitions, insulation, interior windows and doors, stairs and elevators, ceiling finishes, flooring finishes, HVAC systems and equipment, electrical systems, fire protection systems, and furniture, fixtures, and equipment. The completed assessment and evaluation report also included a scope of work and cost estimate for repair and/or replacement. Once the report was finished the findings were submitted to the FEMA field office for review and approval in order for the disaster victim's project to be covered under the national disaster assistance funding program.