WHAT IS FISP?
Facade Inspection & Safety Program (FISP) mandates that NYC owners of buildings greater than 6 stories must have ALL exterior walls and appurtenances periodically inspected by a licensed professional engineer or registered architect.
(Appurtenances include, but are not limited to, exterior fixtures, flagpoles, signs, parapets, railings, copings, guard rails, window frames [including hardware and lights], balcony enclosures, window guards, window air conditioners, flower boxes and any equipment attached to or protruding from the façade.)
The inspection determines the facades and appurtenances as either safe, unsafe, or safe with a repair and maintenance program (SWARMP) and whether, in the judgment of a Qualified Exterior Wall Inspector, they require remedial work.
A report based on the “critical examination” must then be filed with the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) on a five year cycle.
HOW CAN STANDARD WATERPROOFING HELP?
It is imperative that your building inspection be performed under the direction of the Qualified Exterior Wall Inspectors (QEWI), not just practitioners.
Standard Waterproofing has specialized in building envelope technology for more than a quarter century, with licensed Professional Engineers and Registered Architects as well as a certified QEWI on staff.
Standard Waterproofing has performed Local Law 11/98 inspection services on behalf of property owners and managers. Many of the most respected names in real estate rely upon Standard Waterproofing’ expert judgment calls. Our advice and relationships are, and have always been, focused on the long term. Our FISP offerings include experienced inspectors and DOB expediting services.
CYCLE 8 FILING DATES
Filing is due on the basis of the last digit of the building’s block number:
4, 5, 6 and 9: 2/21/15 – 2/21/17 (8A)
0, 7 and 8: 2/21/16 – 2/21/18 (8B)
1, 2 and 3: 2/21/17 – 2/21/19 (8C)
CYCLE 8 RULES
Initial Filing: $265
Amended/Subsequent Filing: $100
Filing for Extension of Time Request: $125
The Late Filing Penalty: is now accrued at $250 per month.
Failure to File Penalty: is now accrued at $1000 per year.
Failure to Correct Unsafe Conditions Penalty: is now accrued at $1000 per month.
Reports: must be submitted within 1 year of the close-up inspection and within 60 days of the QEWI examination.
“Greater than 6 Stories”: basement exterior walls and penthouse will now be counted as a story.