2010 March

From the monthly archives:

March 2010


Is your project exempt from asbestos investigation? The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Buildings (DOB) have implemented a revised version of the Asbestos Exemption Certification Letter (ASB4) form and the new online ACP7 Form, effective January 13, 2010. AS B4 Revised Exemptions. The ASB4

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For three weeks beginning January 19, deputy commissioners swapped places temporarily in an effort to fight complacency in Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s third term. In the “First Deputy Exchange,” the first deputy commissioner of every city agency was assigned to a different agency for three weeks and asked to report

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The application of Article 645 of the NYC Electrical Code  (NEC 2005 as amended) only applies when all of the conditions of Sec. 645.4 are being met. “In other words, you must have all of the conditions outlined under Sec. 645.4 to qualify under the rest of the provisions

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On Thursday, May 6, 2010, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre presents “The Addams Family” to benefit the Capuchin Food Pantries. Milrose Consultants President Louis Milo has chaired the annual theater event for eight years. The Capuchin network of food and service programs provides a wide range of services to feed, clothe, counsel and

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Section 404.1.1 of the 2006 IBC NJ Edition defines an atrium as an opening connecting two or more stories. This definition can be a little vague. Two Openings or One? A common misconception is that an atrium only applies when there exists floor openings two stories above the lowest floor, or two slab openings, and […]

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To promote public safety, a new law has been enacted that amends the Property Maintenance Code of Philadelphia to require inspections of high-rise building façades by professional engineers and architects. The building’s age determines the date by which the first inspection must be completed. After the first inspection, subsequent façade

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During his campaign, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano stressed his belief in dropping fuel surcharges, reducing government, and revamping some nonfunctioning systems, such as the current assessment system. Elected with these tasks in mind, Mangano has already started, and will continue to work toward, delivering on his promises. With the

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Keeping up with what’s happening at the Department of Buildings (DOB) is a must, and the DOB industry meeting helps Milrose Consultants do just that. Last month’s hot topic was final inspections. “It is imperative that industry members fully understand these requirements,” said Gustavo L. Mazza, Vice President of Milrose

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The new Local Law 58 of 2009 mandates standardized color coding for sprinkler and fire standpipe systems. This new local law will be implemented effective March 2, 2010, for new buildings and June 2, 2010, for existing buildings. LL 58/2009 amended the 2008 New York City Building Code, adding a

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