DeSimone Remains Available to Address FISP Conditions and Other Emergency Work

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May 1, 2020

Engineers investigate a building facadeOn the road to overcoming and re-establishing businesses and our way of life, there are several building decisions and tasks that are still deemed ESSENTIAL during this time. As we forge ahead and work collectively to reopen New York City, DeSimone remains available to support the development and implementation of construction continuity plans, and to address “Unsafe” Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP) conditions and other emergency work.

Though most state and local governments have imposed temporary suspensions of all work on non-essential construction and demolition sites in light of the COVID-19 crisis, repairs to address “Unsafe” Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP) conditions and other emergency work have been allowed to continue, providing that a waiver is filed by a professional through the Department of Buildings.

inspectFISP 9TH Cycle Inspections

• Close-up inspections are deemed essential and require a Qualified Exterior Wall Inspector (QEWI) with seven years of experience.
• Scaffolding and sidewalk sheds are also considered essential.

fileFISP Cycle 8 Amnesty Program

• Buildings for which 8th Cycle FISP report hasn’t been filed are allowed to roll them into the 9th Cycle FISP report with no penalties.
• Sidewalk sheds are also essential.

repairRepair Unsafe Facade Items

• If deemed “Unsafe”, the repair of facade conditions is considered essential work.
• Sidewalk sheds are also essential.


Essential Facility Facade Repairs

• Buildings listed as Essential Facilities are allowed to perform facade repairs for both “Unsafe” or SWARMP conditions.

For immediate assistance, please contact:

Rok Lee
Principal | Facade
Office: (212) 328-8136

Brian Schenck
Associate Principal | Structural
Office: (212) 328-8134

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