Hoffmann Architects

Inspection

Philadelphia

IS YOUR BUILDING OVER SIX STORIES?

Philadelphia

In 2010, Philadelphia enacted its first facade inspection ordinance, requiring owners of buildings with six or more stories to submit inspection reports every five years.  The code is modeled after that in New York City, with buildings rated as “safe,” “unsafe,” or “safe with a repair and maintenance program.”

The law is new to Philadelphia, but we’re not new to the law.

We’ve helped hundreds of building owners meet inspection, repair, and reporting requirements.  We are experienced in applying the provisions and mandates of similar laws in New York, Boston, and Pittsburgh, and we understand the process.  More importantly, we understand the building envelope.  Trust your facade inspection to the facade experts.


Resources:

Philadelphia Enacts Facade Inspection Legislation
Hoffmann Architects’ overview of the recent legislation, including filing deadlines and inspection requirements.

Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I)
L&I oversees facade ordinance inspection and reporting.

PM-304.10 Periodic Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances of Buildings
Relevant section of Title 4: The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code.

City of Philadelphia, Ordinance 090568
Original legislation amending the building code.

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