Charity - "Hope for The Holidays" Toy Drive For Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico - Dec 14th, 2018

Building Drops, Inc. is dedicated to charity in its community and the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.  Hope for The Holidays" Toy Drive For Puerto Rico, a Nonprofit Organization commenced by the Melendez Foundation in 2017, where their slogan is "Don't Talk About it, Be About It".  Building Drops, Inc. is proud to support a great initiative, helping children is something that is near and dear to Mr. Norero and Mrs. Westphal.  Happy Holidays.

Main difference between NOA and OTA?

December 4th 2018

An NOA or Notice of Acceptance is an approval obtained by a manufacturer from the Miami Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER), Board and Code Administration Division, Product Control Section, for specific models of their products. NOA’s can be issued to a variety of products including windows, doors and roofing shingles. Having an NOA for a specific product means it can be widely used throughout the state including in High-Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ), as defined in the Florida Building Code (FBC), without undergoing additional testing, as long as the specifications for the NOA are met. Some of the specifications that are usually included in NOA’s are product configuration, fasteners (including type, size, embedment, and specific location), and hardware and installation procedures.

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Benefits On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

June 2018 -

Florida-accredited engineer Hermes Norero (Building Drops) and Italian Istituto Giordano.

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Wall of Wind Tour: Florida International University

May 17th, 2018

Building Drops' Engineering Team visits Wall of Wind Tour, presented at Florida International University on Thursday May 17th, 2018.  

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Press Release: Hermes Norero announces a ground-breaking new partnership with Italy’s Istituto Giordano DANIA BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, April 17, 2018

Florida-licensed Professional Engineer Hermes Norero’s transatlantic initiative brings together his engineering expertise in the construction industry internationally with the facilities of one the most important centers of applied research, quality control and certification in Europe. From now on, the Istituto Giordano will operate under Norero’s supervision, testing systems and products in Europe for the US market; emphasizing on Florida’s High-Velocity Hurricane Zone testing protocols. This opens up fantastic opportunities for the most innovative and cutting edge European manufacturers, as well as for consumers in the American Market.


Mrs. Birgit “Bee” Westphal, recipient of a Special Recognition Award

Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, FL. - April 7th 2018

Building Drops, Inc. is very proud of our Founder and CFO, Mrs. Birgit “Bee” Westphal, recipient of a Special Recognition Award at this year’s Reid and Fiorentino, Call of The Game Dinner, for her support and charity work to Laurens Kid’s. Bee’s support to Lauren Book’s foundation has helped save 3 lives from Child Sexual Abuse.

Building Drops, Inc Supports Laurens Kids in 2018 Walk in My Shows Event

Fort Lauderdale, March 18th, 2018

As Building Drops, Inc. commitment to giving back to its community, we are proud to be a sponsor in this year’s Walk in My Shoes event.  We are excited to announce that we were able to Partner with local business (Broward Meat and Fish & Bulk Nation) in the area to provide 100 Snack Bags to this years walkers.  Building Drops team members also participated in the walk


Come Walk With Us!   Sunday, March 18 – Fort Lauderdale Community Walk

  • Community Walk Start & Finish: Nancy J. Cotterman Center

  • 400 NE 4th St, Fort Lauderdale

  • Registration starts at 2:00 p.m.; Walk starts at 3:00 p.m.

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