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Is your building up to code?

As part of maintaining a building, there are a number of reports and inspections that need to be performed by a Licensed Architect or Structural Engineer. Are you aware of all the different items that are required to be inspected?

Chicago
Philadelphia

Chicago Building façades over 80 ft

Chicago Building façades over 80 ft

Critical due by December 1st
Ongoing / Short Form Due November 1st

osha compliant roof anchors

osha compliant roof anchors

Davits, Tiebacks, Roof & Wall anchors certification required every 10 years - Visual every year

water tanks

water tanks

required every 2 years

fire escapes

fire escapes

required every 5 years

exposed metals

exposed metals

Flag Poles, Metal Signs, Antennae’s, canopies & marquees, etc.
Required every 5 years

sidewalk vaults

sidewalk vaults

required every 3 years; annually in the central business district of Chicago

energy benchmarking

energy benchmarking

required every 3 years

Philadelphia Building Façades six stories or over 60 FT

Philadelphia Building Façades six stories or over 60 FT

All buildings six or more stories in height; all buildings with any appurtenance in excess of sixty feet in height

osha compliant roof anchors

osha compliant roof anchors

Davits, Tiebacks, Roof & Wall anchors certification required every 10 years - Visual every year

water tanks

water tanks

Covered under façade ordinance appurtenances

fire escapes

fire escapes

Initial inspection and the required report was due on or before July 1, 2017. Inspections are required every 5 years

exposed metals

exposed metals

Covered under façade ordinance

sidewalk vaults

sidewalk vaults

N/A

energy benchmarking

energy benchmarking

Philadelphia is to formally declare in October to be part of the 2030 Districts

Each of these items has a different required inspection frequency and report that needs to be filed with the City. Failure to do so can incur steep fines. Some items require that the Building Owner maintain these records and are available for review.

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