NYSSPE Legislative Update October 2017 – Parking Garage Legislation Update

The above video is a New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) legislative update on recent updates to the proposed parking garage legislation. The video is presented by Anthony Fasano, P.E., NYSSPE Executive Director and NYSSPE Legislative Counsel Mark Kriss, Esq.

Here is a time-stamped breakdown of the video to make it easier to find the sections of interest to you:

  • [0:06] A. Fasano introduces video topic.
  • [0:24] M. Kriss describes the initiative and discusses how it is aimed at ensuring that the structural integrity of garages across the state is sound.
  • [0:50] M. Kriss mentions that the building codes is currently deficient in addressing this issue which is why NYSSPE crafted legislation last year which made it to the Governor’s desk .
  • [1:23] M. Kriss gives an update on the recent proposal to the State to implement an inspection cycle for these structures.
  • [1:44] A. Fasano asks M. Kriss to describe the process that this legislation will now go through.
  • [1:47] M. Kriss explains that now this will strictly be a regulatory implementation, which Mark describes is just as effective as a legislative process.
  • [2:08] M. Kriss explains the components of the proposal which include the minimum of a 3 year cycle for inspections of these structures, unless a structure visibly shows deficiency, in which case it could be sooner.
  • [2:35] M. Kriss mentions that there isn’t a clear timeline for this implementation as of yet, as it is still in draft proposal stage.
  • [2:45] M. Kriss said that a professional engineers or someone under their direct supervision is required to do these inspections based on the proposal, which NYSSPE is very happy about.
  • [3:15] A. Fasano summarizes the initiative.

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