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The Guide to Facades: NYC Department of Buildings

The Guide to Facades: NYC Department of Buildings

The NYC Department of Buildings has issued guidelines for facade safety and the requirements for filing inspection reports. The department is responsible for issues of public safety where building facades and appurtenances can pose a risk to the public. The department mandates a five-year cycle of exterior inspections for building owners.  Owners of buildings greater than six stories are required to...

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What You Should Know about the Facade Inspection Safety Program

What You Should Know about the Facade Inspection Safety Program

The Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), previously known as Local Law 11, requires owners of buildings six stories and up to schedule an inspection of the exterior walls and appurtenances by a New York State licensed architect or engineer every five years. Depending on the building’s level of deterioration, a building owner may be required to coordinate a second inspection so that...

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