NYC Department of Buildings Facade Inspection Safety Program, formally known as Local Law 11 of 1998, is a law enacted in New York City pertaining to the maintenance of all exterior facades of buildings 6 stories or higher.
Inspections of buildings are required periodically by the Department of Buildings and if a filing report reveals an unsafe condition of a building, the law requires erecting sidewalk sheds, fences, and safety netting to secure the safety of the public.
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A sidewalk shed (also known as a sidewalk bridge) is a temporary structure erected over a walkway to protect pedestrians from objects falling from a building. New York City requires a permit for this type of structure which is secured by the Sidewalk Bridge Installer. For additional information about sidewalk bridges in NYC, click here
Whether you are facing an unsafe condition or an emergency code violation, sidewalk sheds are required almost immediately. We offer the complete service of a sidewalk shed installation from securing all applicable permits to the design, delivery, and installation. We can send a representative to speak to you about you needs to your location, or you may visit us at our offices. Our fully staffed office is available 7 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. We can be reached at (800) 229-2960.