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5 Things You Need to Know about FISP

February 16, 2017 | Building Envelope

 

1. What is FISP? 

FISP, previously named Local Law 11/98, stands for Facade Inspection Safety Program.

It requires all buildings over 6 stories tall to undergo a periodic inspection where a licensed professional engineer or registered architect looks at ALL exterior walls and appurtenances (appurtenances include, but are not limited to, exterior fixtures, flagpoles, signs, parapets, railings, copings, guard rails, window frames [including hardware and lights], balcony enclosures, window guards, window air conditioners, flower boxes and any equipment attached to or protruding from the façade.)

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Exterior Wall Construction Typology

January 30, 2017 | Building Envelope

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Exterior Facade Types 

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2016: 12 Major Moments

As we close out the year we decided to take a moment and reflect on some of the major moments in Commerical Real Estate and the A/E/C industry. 

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20 Things You Didn't Know About Marissa Vaish

December 05, 2016

Continuing on with our blog series getting to know the people in Vidaris we looked to a Vidaris employee who spans both our technical side and the business development: Proposal, Estimating and Planning Manager Marissa Vaish

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You Are Never Going to Believe These Before and After's of NYC Buildings

November 30, 2016 | Building Envelope

Check out these 5 Before & After restoration projects our team has provided services for, including restoration, historic preservation, overclad and reclad consulting. 

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Project Update: 3 World Trade Center

October 06, 2016

We previously updated you on the concrete core topping out on June 23rd, but today, Oct. 6th, the second topping out occurred - the final steel beam was raised to the top at 1,079 ft. 

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15 Years Later - Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site

September 09, 2016

15 years after the terrorist attacks, Vidaris is reflecting on the revitalization in lower Manhattan and the reconstruction of the World Trade Center.  We invite you to look into some of the moments that have shaped this project for us.

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Detangling the Energy Code

August 31, 2016 | Energy Efficiency

Energy Codes set minimum efficiency requirements for newly constructed buildings, providing energy savings and emissions reductions over the life of a building. It gets even more complicated when you realize that the Energy Code is really two codes in one: NYS/NYC Energy Conservation Code or ASHRAE 90.1 bound in a national model code (IECC). 

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Event Wrap Up: Mastering the Materials Market

August 19, 2016 | Sustainability

Members of the NYC Collaborative gathered on Monday, August 15th to discuss materials transparency and health in manufacturing.

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Working at Vidaris: Intern Edition

August 15, 2016

The Vidaris summer interns spanned the breadth of the firm, from working on the side of 60-story buildings to working on business operations. It was a passionate and diverse group that started with us in June and we are sad to see them go. 

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