CSM Engineering provides Civil, Structural and Marine engineering services to homeowners, condominium associations, contractors, architects, corporate and institutional owners, and public agencies in Port St. Lucie, Florida. In 2008, CSM Engineering underwent a change in ownership with Charles Darden, PE taking the helm as President.

Services We Offer

Milestone Inspections in Port St. Lucie

Florida statute 553.899 is now in effect. Senate Bill 4-D (SB 4-D) requires milestone inspections for ALL condominium associations greater than three stories in height by December 31 of the year the building reaches 30 years of age. If your building was completed before July 1, 1992 this inspection MUST be completed by December 31, 2024. Inspections are time- and labor-intensive, so it is important that you schedule your inspection as soon as possible.

“Milestone inspection” is a structural inspection of a building to determine the structural condition of the building and its safety for occupancy. This inspection must be completed by a licensed Florida architect or engineer and is done in two phases. At each phase, a report must be sent to the local building department.

SIRS (Structural Integrity Reserve Study) in Port St. Lucie

Florida Bill SB 4-D removes the ability to waive reserves for all associations and now requires that a Structural Integrity Reserve Study (SIRS) must be completed for ALL high-rise condos three or more stories in height by December 31, 2024. ALL condo associations MUST have fully funded reserves by December 31, 2024. A reserve study must also be completed EVERY 10 years.

The SIRS must include categories for the following items as related to the structural integrity and safety of the building:

  • Roof
  • Electrical Systems
  • Load-bearing walls or other primary structural members
  • Waterproofing & Exterior Painting
  • Floor
  • Windows
  • Foundation
  • Plumbing
  • Fireproofing & Fire Protection Systems
  • Any other item exceeding $10,000 in replacement cost

Additional Services

Civil Engineering Services

Civil design is a crucial element of any land development project. CSM understands that environmentally sensitive surroundings require an intelligent, sophisticated, and cost-effective design approach in order to meet regulatory agency guidelines as well as the client’s needs.

Civil Engineering Services Include:

  • Subdivision Design
  • Industrial/Retail Site Development
  • Grading, Drainage, and Erosion Control
  • Stormwater Management
  • Roadway Design
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Owner/Engineer/Contractor Coordination

Structural Engineering Services

We have successfully designed and controlled many buildings and structural types. From state-of-the-art to historic buildings, our projects range from small residential projects to major multi-story projects.

Structural Engineering Services Include:

  • Concrete & Structural Restoration
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Condominiums
  • Parking Garages
  • Shoring
  • Roofing Design
  • Aluminum Structural Design
  • Waterproofing
  • Threshold Inspections

Marine Engineering Services

CSM has provided inspection, design and permitting services for over 300 marine structures in Florida.

We have substantial experience working with the Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Florida Water Management District, and other regulatory authorities.

Marine Engineering Services Include:

  • Personal Docks and Piers
  • Seawalls & Bulkheads
  • Multi-family Docks & Marinas
  • Beach Protection
  • Shoreline Stabilization
  • Dredging
  • Bathymetric Surveys