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Issue 1/2023 Volume 40 Number 1

The Facade Inspection and Repair Laws Keeping Cities Safe

By Steven J. Susca, PE

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.

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