The Vertical Support Committee was envisioned to represent member firms in all areas related to vertical structures and bring together all engineering disciplines that are integral to the design and construction management of high rises and vertical structures. The committee is to encourage the participation of all disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection. The Committee is leading the effort to identify local and state policies that impact the consulting community and is communicating with various organizations, including FES, FSEA, ASCE/SEI, and ASHRAE, on issues affecting building designers in private practice.
Members of the Committee were responsible for assembling, the Surfside Working Group, a coalition of engineers and building professionals, and issued the “Florida Building Professional Recommendations”.
Committee members can also join ACEC National’s Coalition of American Structural Engineers (CASE) develops guidelines and contracts that outline best practices, along with extensive risk management tools designed to keep liability in check.