VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1

CYCLE 8 FAÇADE INSPECTIONS DUE SOON! 

RPO would like to remind clients that the Cycle 8 Façade inspections for sub-cycle A buildings (buildings within blocks that end in 4, 5, 6, or 9) are due on February 21, 2017.

These inspections are required for buildings greater than six stories and entail inspection of the façade and exterior appurtenances.

We can assist in providing guidance of the various inspections and how to filedeficiency reports. We can also refer clients to an inspector, if needed. Be mindful that this is a set deadline that may result in issuance of violations if the report is not properly and punctually filed.

PROPOSED REGULATION CHANGE FOR SIGN FILINGS

The Department of Buildings (DOB) proposes a change that would allow licensed sign hangers (Master Sign Hangers and Special Sign Hangers) to file applications to install certain wall-mounted, accessory signs and related structural elements.

Previously, it was required to have a licensed design professional to act as applicant of record for these filings. Of course, all of the design requirements would still need to be met, but the licensed sign hangers could act autonomously in filing and obtaining permits for the types of signs indicated under the proposed legislation.

RPO is equipped to provide guidance to sign hangers and to prepare sign installation plans for its clients. We will provide updates about proposed changes as they occur. Here is a link to the proposed legislation: Click Here