Do you own a building in the City of Philadelphia?
The City of Philadelphia passed an ordinance in February 2010 stating that all buildings six or more stories in height; all buildings with any appurtenance in excess of 60 feet in height; and any building located in specific areas (yet to be determined), other than one or two family dwellings, greater than two stories are to receive initial and then 5 year cycle periodic inspections.
For affected buildings, the first inspection required shall be conducted and report completed as shown in the following schedule:
Construction Date Report to be completed no later than
Prior to and including 1950 June 30, 2011
1951-1970 June 30, 2012
1971-1980 June 30, 2013
1981-1990 June 30, 2014
1991-2005 June 30, 2015
For all other buildings, the first inspection shall be conducted, and required report shall be filed, within ten years after the certificate of occupancy was issued. Following the initial inspection, an affected building shall be reinspected, and the required report shall be filed, on a five year cycle based on the original schedule.
These inspections are to be completed by a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania licensed Professional Engineer experienced in the practice of structural engineering or a licensed architect knowledgeable in the design, construction, and inspection of building facades.
Our inspector, Roman Paul, is a licensed Professional Engineer and is ready to assist you with any concerns you may have concerning your building's facade.
For full details of this new ordinance check www.phila.org and search Bill No. 090568, PM-304.10