Blog

Local Law 11 NYC (FISP) Explained Protecting The Facades

INTRODUCTION
The facade of the buildings is made of materials like bricks, stone, concrete, etc. These materials gradually may experience

deterioration due to substandard construction, dampness, or other circumstances causing building integrity to degrade. Both Local Law 11 now known as (FISP) and its predecessor Local Law 10 came to enactment to ensure public safety from falling debris. Therefore, the property owners are responsible for maintaining and repairing the building façade(s).
Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) is the new name given to previously known as Local Law 11 by NYC Department Of Building.
THE LAW
Under the New York City’s ordinance known as Local Law 11 or (FISP), all buildings greater than six stories above basement requires a facade inspection every five years by a licensed engineer or architect. The building must certify as safe by the licensed inspector or If there any serious deficiencies discovered facade restoration work must take place to correct any defects and building then is given a second inspection to check facades.
HISTORY
Like many regulations & laws are prompted by tragedy so were Local Law 10 and Local Law 11. Shortly after the death of Barnard College student in May 1979 caused by a piece of terra-cotta that fell from a building, Local Law 10 was introduced and signed into law in 1980 by then-Mayor of New York City Ed Koch. Unfortunately, accidents did not stop, and over time there were more unfortunate incidents. In efforts to significantly minimise the chances of accidents happening again, The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) introduced tightened local law 11 which came to enactment in 1998.
PROCEDURE
Unlike in local law 10, the FISP requires inspection of all facades of the [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Renovation Before and After

Renovation can have a wide range of advantages relying upon your requirements.  For instance :

to increase the value of the property to sell or to rent
you are remodeling to accommodate your growing family
or basically to enhance the style and quality of your property.

Whatever your reason may be, renovation requires good planning, budgeting and to be in accordance with the local legal regulations. We have put together before and after images of one of our renovation projects. The owner of property below contacted Aarco Contracting and wanted a complete transformation on a tight budget. After Aarco Contracting was finished with renovation the value of the property increased tremendously compared to the original value.

 

 

 

So whether you are planning to add a spacious new extension, create a stunning kitchen or renovating a commercial building to suit your business needs, Aarco Contracting are committed to providing their customers with absolute quality, clear timelines, creative workmanship, competitive pricing and excellent project management. Would you like to find out more? Please contact us and one of our experts will come back to you shortly to deal with your request!

By |November 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|