Fire rips thru a multi-million dollar apartment complex project currently under construction. Early assessments declare the project work a total loss. Not even new enough to be called ‘brand new’. We appropriately talk about worker safety during construction, but construction itself needs to also adhere to fire safety and related codes, not just to protect […]
Ken will be speaking at the Northern Adirondack Code Enforcement Officials Association on Tuesday March 4th 9am – 11am. The training subject will be, An Architect’s Legal Perspective: Design, Enforcement and Construction. This presentation is put together for Code Enforcement Continuing Education. We are revising this topic for training Design Professionals and other Building Professionals.
Get one hour AIA LU/HSW credit for face-to-face instruction of Design Professionals in the importance of the NYS Property Maintenance Code (PMC) in both its relevance in the design and engineering of building projects as well as its general requirements and intents as they apply to existing buildings whether subject to new work or not. […]
Get two hours of face-to-face instruction for Design Professionals in the legal distinctions between Design Professionals, Code Enforcement Officials, and Contractors using New York State rules and regulations as the template for this presentation. The Course provides an introductory review of how and where New York State provides information in separate regulatory agencies on statutory […]
A little over a month ago, the Justice Department filed suit against another condominium project for violations of the Fair Housing Act related to barrier-free accessibility requirements. The claim seems to take on anyone and everyone involved including the Owner, Property Manager, Contractor, and the Design Professional. Although the announcement did not include the specifics […]
Here at Building Science Services we’ve been following reports starting in 2012 about an Architect that was criminally charged in the death of a LA Firefighter who was killed fighting a fire at a home that was designed and constructed by the Architect in the previous year. In an updated report, it was announced this past […]