Journal Issue 01/2023 Volume 40 Number 1

Latest Issue of the Hoffmann JOURNAL Unpacks Facade Inspection Laws

Hoffmann Architects + Engineers is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of the firm’s technical newsletter, the JOURNAL. This issue marks the 40th anniversary of the JOURNAL, which has been in print continuously since 1983.

Now available in a digital edition for easy viewing on any device, JOURNAL keeps building owners, managers, and AEC professionals informed about the design and rehabilitation topics that matter most.

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Steven J. Susca, PE The Facade Inspection and Repair Laws Keeping Cities Safe

More than a dozen U.S. cities have enacted laws requiring periodic inspection and repair of exterior walls, and others are likely to join the growing list. With so many buildings covered under facade rules, owners and design professionals need to know not just the basics of compliance, but also the nuances that differ from one city and inspection period to the next.

Includes New York City Local Law 11 Facade Inspection Safety Program, Boston Ordinance 9-9.12, Philadelphia PM-315, Chicago Exterior Wall Program, and more.

Spotlight City-by-City Guide to Facade Laws

Which buildings must be inspected in Boston? What about Chicago? New York? Montreal? Compare requirements and inspection frequency in cities across the U.S. and Canada.

Earn AIA continuing education credit.

With our online exams, it’s easy to earn American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System Learning Units. Recent JOURNAL articles offer one unit of Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) AIA credit to those who successfully complete a short multiple-choice quiz.

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