Cooling Tower Registration Deadline Approaching

As a result of the recent unprecedented outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx, the New York City has enacted a new law that commissions the registration of cooling towers, fluid coolers and evaporative condensers with the Department of Buildings (DOB). This law enables the City to track where this equipment is located and how it is maintained. Building owners are mandated by the new law to comply with certain reporting requirements, including registering existing equipment by September 17, 2015.

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NYC DOB: Facade Projects and Site Safety

Façade projects requiring site safety plans – buildings 15 stories and higher - may now use a site safety manager, rigger, designated rigging foreman or qualified person to oversee site safety. See NYC Building Code §§3310, 3314.4 and 3316.9, and 1 RCNY 3310-01.

50th Anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Commission, LPC has launched, a new website highlighting a year-long series of digital features and free or low cost events at landmark sites throughout New York City. The website also feature slide shows from our historic photo archives, blog posts on New York City landmarked buildings, and walking tours of historic sites throughout the city.

The 50th anniversary of the Commission will be celebrated in partnership with landmark sites in all five boroughs, the Landmarks Preservation Foundation, and the Museum of the City of New York, where an exhibition co-sponsored by the Commission, “Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks,” will be on view from April 21st to September 13th.

Mid-Century Modern: Materials & Preservation

Pamela Jerome, AIA, FAPT, LEED AP is presenting, “Steel Elements at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,” on April 14, 2015 in a conference organized by the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology in St. Louis, MO.

APTNE 2015 APTNE Annual Meeting and Symposium

Pamela Jerome, AIA, FAPT, LEED AP and Carl Rothbart presented “Re-Roofing for Extreme Weather Conditions,” at the APTNE Annual Meeting and Symposium, “Best Practices: What Works, What Doesn’t,” on February 6, 2015 at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in NYC.