FISP Cycle 9 Local Law 11

FISP Cycle 9 Local Law 11

In New York City Façade Inspection & Safety Program (Local Law 11), sets requirements for the inspection of buildings over six stories. These inspections operate on a schedule. FISP Cycle determines when inspection reports are due for which buildings.   FISP...
What is Local Law 11?

What is Local Law 11?

You may have heard of Local Law 11, a regulation in New York City that requires repairs and maintenance of buildings.   What is Local Law 11 in New York City? In NYC Local Law 11 of 1998 also referred to as the Façade Inspection Safety Program or FISP, requires...
Adding a Floor to a Brownstone in NYC

Adding a Floor to a Brownstone in NYC

If you own a townhouse in NYC and consider enlarging it with a new addition, you may ask yourself if this is possible. Many factors will affect the feasibility of an addition to an existing townhouse.   Can You Add a Floor to a Townhouse in NYC? You can add a...
Local Law 11 Architect

Local Law 11 Architect

Local Law 11 also known as FISP requires facade inspections to be performed by a licensed architect or engineer who is also qualified as a QEWI. A QEWI is a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer who is certified by the New York City Department of Buildings as...