1500 North River Drive
New construction 475 residential unit and 430k sf commercial development
New 123 unit transit-oriented affordable senior community
6746 NW 7th Street
New construction two 8-story residential rental community
2811 Coral Way
New construction 5-story commercial storage facility
201 NW 37th Avenue
New construction 8-story commercial storage facility
222 NW 24th Street
New construction 8-story mixed use building
3530 NW 36th Street
New construction 13-story affordable housing building
3034 Oak Avenue
New 5-story condo buildout
1100 SW 2nd Avenue
New 24-story mixed use building with 262 residential units
3101 NE 1st Avenue
New 31-story mixed use building
3170 SW 22nd Street
New 31-story mixed use building with 447 residential units and 38,000 sf retail and commercial space
Adaptive re-use of 3 existing buildings plus new construction of a 1-story retail building
As a private provider, Ortus will use a variety of techniques to ensure that inspections are performed properly and according to the Florida Building Code and the International Building Code.
Prior to commencing any work requiring an inspection or test, the Ortus inspector must be supplied with up-to-date contract drawings/specifications and shop drawings. These documents are to be stamped and approved by the engineer and/or architect of record and must comply with all applicable Florida Building Code requirements.
It is the inspector's responsibility thereafter to review all plans and work, and to evaluate each for errors and/or omissions. If any ambiguity is discovered, it shall be brought to the attention of and resolved by the client and/or the Department of Buildings, where applicable.
The inspector will attend a pre-construction conference/kick off meeting to discuss the inspection and testing program and to make sure that all of the participants understand their roles and responsibilities in the special inspection process.
Ortus professionals and staff will work alongside the Owner and/or the Construction Manager to make certain that when work requiring special inspections is scheduled to take place, a qualified inspector is present at the appropriate date and time. On that date, the Inspector will perform all inspections and tests required by the Florida Building Code and the International Building Code.
Before any inspection, Ortus inspectors will examine project specifications, contract documents and shop drawings. They will become familiar with these and, throughout the inspection, confirm that work being performed conforms to the appropriate details. Before the inspection begins, inspectors will take photographic evidence of the plan area for reference purposes.
The Ortus inspector will inform the contractor and, where required, sign in to record his or her presence on the site. The special inspector's role onsite is to verify construction compliance with the Contract Documents, as supplemented with shop drawings or other submittals. The inspector is not responsible for construction site safety and is not required to inspect the work for compliance with OSHA regulations.
The inspector will then observe and document the work (written, photographic, or both) accomplished in the given day. Any structural or construction work being done that does not comply with the Florida Building Code and the International Building Code will be brought to the immediate attention of the Construction Manager for correction. If the item is not resolved in a timely manner, the Inspector may need to inform the engineer or architect of record. The discrepancy and its resolution will be documented in the inspector's report.
Upon completion of the inspection, Ortus will deliver a report to the Client/Owner detailing the inspection. This report will include a description and location of the inspection, references to approved construction documents and photographic evidence of the work status and site conditions. The report will identify any nonconforming items and indicate how such items were resolved. Any unresolved items will be noted along with the name and title of each party notified of such unresolved items and the time and method of notification. The name and title of each individual notified, and the corrective action taken, if any, will also be noted. Unresolved items will be listed in addition to changes authorized by the engineer or architect of record.
The inspector shall be responsible for submitting reports to the Building Department stating that all items requiring special inspection and testing are fulfilled, reported, and to the best of their knowledge, are in conformance with the approved plans, specifications and applicable provisions of the Florida Building Code.
Ortus has a strict quality review and assurance program. Its in-house Quality Control Manager ("QCM") is responsible for review of all subcontractor reports, nonconformance reports and field inspector reports. The QCM ensures that all report contents are in compliance with Code and job specifications before distributing them to client. QCM's promote quality achievement and performance improvement among all field personnel, including inspectors and staff engineers. They monitor all work to ensure strict compliance with national and international standards and codes. From the outset, they make sure all testing and compliance procedures are properly understood and performed by field staff.
In addition, QCMs manage and maintain company inventory (tools, equipment, and education literature) including equipment calibration and verification processes. They constantly work to define and improve quality procedures in conjunction with operational demands and needs. Finally, they set and maintain controls and documentation procedures, while coordinating with auditors to ensure both the creation and execution of self-monitoring, corrective action, and compliance with all applicable code specifications.
1751 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33135
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