Our firm is available to evaluate facades, windows, roofing, and storm drainage systems of historic buildings for deficiencies, and determine how to restore and preserve the structure. This process is specific to each property and requires careful evaluation of the materials and methods used to construct the original building. If required, our firm will work with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to preserve the contributing features of historic properties. We are familiar with the guidelines of the Commission and handle all project filing and correspondence for the property Owner.


Formerly known as Local Law 11/98, our firm provides inspections, reports (required every 5 years) and repair programs for our clients to comply with FISP requirements. If a repair project is required, we develop construction documents, oversee the bidding process, and provide construction management to plan and complete the repairs. We perform hands-on inspections from supported and suspended scaffolding, and prepare structural and waterproofing details to direct the contractor in the performance of their work. When required, we are a registered NYC Special Inspection Agency and perform Special Inspections in connection with our client’s repair projects.


Starting January 1, 2024, annual parapet inspections are required for all buildings with parapets that face a public right-of-way. The rule applies to all New York City buildings regardless of height, and the report must determine if the parapets are plumb, or exhibit excessive deterioration, displacement, cracking, missing or loose bricks or coping stones, deteriorated mortar joints, spalling, or rot. It the parapets present an unsafe condition, the Department of Buildings must be notified and the owner must immediately install public protection measures such as a sidewalk shed, fence, and safety netting. If a repair project is required, we can develop construction documents, oversee the bidding process, and provide construction management to plan and complete the repairs.


We provide a range of structural engineering services for existing buildings and new construction. The buildings of New York City were constructed during a period of deep evolution in building construction, from simple load bearing brick masonry structures to pre-war steel framed buildings, concrete and steel framed cavity wall structures and modern steel and glass curtain wall skyscrapers. Each of these building typologies has unique structural systems, and our expertise can help owners and management companies protect and maintain their structures now and into the future.


Our firm has many years of experience in the design and implementation of mechanical and electrical system upgrades, as well as new installations. Our work includes plumbing systems, central air conditioning systems (chillers, cooling towers, pumps and controls), heating systems (boiler and steam plants, control systems), oil to gas conversions, oil tank replacements, mechanical ventilation systems, electrical distribution upgrades, and plumbing riser replacements for residential and commercial properties.


Our firm is available to assist management in anticipating and planning for capital expenditures to maintain building structure and equipment in good condition and in compliance with NYC laws. We regularly review the condition of the building and update these documents as improvements are completed and new projects commence. 


Our firm is available to review drawings and other project documents for Co-op and Condo shareholder/unit owner alterations to advise management of possible negative implications. We also develop and improve alteration agreements to include protections for shareholders adjacent to the alterations, as well as review for compliance with building rules and NYC laws.


Our professionals are available to review documents and provide an independent opinion of the efficacy of the proposed capital work design and compliance with applicable Codes. This process usually includes site inspections, review of existing documentation, and meetings with design professionals and board members to evaluate the proposed work without duplicating the design professional’s role. This peer review service applies to facade, roofing, plumbing, mechanical and electrical projects.