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By Jeffrey L. Erdly and Thomas A. Schwartz, editors

This new ASTM book, mixed with ASTM general perform for Periodic Inspection of creating Facades for dangerous stipulations (E 2270), supply a rational consultant for construction vendors and governing specialists to aid make sure the protection of our getting older development infrastructure. Written by way of specialists who carry their first hand wisdom and event to this paintings, those 24 peer-reviewed papers hide a large variety of structure inside North the US. Papers are grouped into the next headings: • function and heritage to Facade Ordinances • Addressing historical constructions • research and information assortment thoughts • fabric and service suggestions STP 1444 is a precious source for architects, engineers, contractors, and private and non-private facility vendors.

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Copy of document obtained by the author from the NYC Department of Buildings records under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). [16] [17] Draft of Rule 32-03, Section 32-03(b)(2)(iv). [18] From Testimony by City Council member John D. Sabini, Chair of the City Council's Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses. (Copy of document obtained by the author from the NYC DOB records under the FOIL. [19] Draft of Rule 32-03, Section 32-03(b)(2)(v). [20] Rule 32-03, as amended, Section 32-03(b)(2)(iv).

E) The professional shall review available as-built drawings and specifications of the building and as-built conditions exposed by inspection openings cut in the wall under Rules 27 and 28, to determine the as-built construction of the exterior wall system on the building. f~ The professional shall review available drawings and specifications and maintenance reports on previous repair work performed on the exterior facade to obtain information on the maintenance history of the facade wall. g) The critical examination of the exterior wall shall be performed from a platform or device, which allows for an arms-length inspection of the wall.

The "lowest common denominators" of practitioners are known to the DOB, but are not prevented from making inspections and having constituencies among building owners. At the same time, some highly qualified engineering firms have shied away from providing Local Law 10 and 11 facade inspections. Lack of Clarity The law itself is not clear, and subject to interpretation at critical junctures. " The current DOB Rules provide no working distinction between a condition termed "unsafe," which might be understood to be imminently hazardous, and conditions termed "safe with a repair and maintenance program" (SWRMP) that would have to be repaired before the onset of next winter.

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