Inspection of Potentially Structurally Compromised Buildings

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Monday, May 13, 2013



Statement of Basis and Purpose



This rule is proposed pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of Buildings under Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and section 28-216.12 of the New York City Administrative Code.  

Section 28-216.12.1 of the Administrative Code created a requirement that potentially structurally compromised buildings be inspected regularly by a registered design professional.  

Pursuant to Section 28-216.12.1, this proposed rule would do the following: 

  • add a filing fee for required reports of compromised buildings;
  • expand on the definition of “potentially compromised” in section 28-216.12;
  • specify the inspection requirements for potentially structurally compromised buildings;
  • set out the items that need to be included in the inspection report; and
  • create civil penalties for failure to file a report. 


Public Hearing

Opportunity to comment of proposed rule relating to potentially structurally compromised buildings

Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:00am

Timothy D Lynch, P.E.
Executive Director
Forensic Engineering Unit
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 4th Floor New York, NY 10007

Department of Buildings
280 Broadway 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007