Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Eastern: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Central: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Mountain: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Pacific: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Online Zoom Webinar
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Damaged and aging building facades pose serious life safety concerns when facade elements detach and fall to the ground. These unsafe conditions – resulting from deteriorated materials, rusting attachment ties, or movement from earthquakes – are sometimes hidden. For this reason, cities such as San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston have adopted facade ordinances requiring periodic inspections by licensed architects and engineers to identify safety concerns. Adopted in 2016, San Francisco’s first facade ordinance deadline is nearing. All owners of buildings five stories or taller (with some exceptions) built before 1910 must file an inspection report with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection by 31 December 2021. The next group of buildings, built between 1910 and 1925, have inspection reports due by 31 December 2023.
In this webinar, we will discuss how to assess building facades and review the upcoming San Francisco facade ordinance requirements and referenced ASTM International standards. We will also share how to create an effective facade inspection program and recognize common facade problems.
After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the requirements for San Francisco’s building facade ordinance.
- Create a successful building enclosure inspection program.
- Implement inspection techniques and different technologies to assess existing facades.
- Identify common indicators of building enclosure deterioration.
Carolyn L. Searls, P.E., LEED AP BD+C | Senior Principal
Matthew S. Worster, P.E. | Associate Principal