The New York City Department of Buildings recently enacted a new parapet inspection law, which will go into effect on January 1, 2024. The law requires building owners to conduct thorough annual inspections of their building’s parapets.
In an article for Law360, partner Benjamin Fox Tracy explores the implications of the parapet inspection law for building owners. Ben discusses key elements of the law, including the requirements for the inspection, professionals that can conduct the inspection, the potential installation of protections such as sidewalk sheds, fences, and safety netting if unsafe conditions are identified, and the requirements for inspection reports.
Ben explains that the new requirements are similar to the requirements of New York City’s Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP), however unlike the FISP, the parapet inspection law applies to all buildings with parapets, not just buildings that are higher than six stories.
Read the full article here.