Reimagining 200 Park Avenue

As we prepare for The Metals in Construction magazine 2018 Design Challenge: Design the Next-Generation Facade, we'll do a look back at last year's competition.

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20 Things You Didn't Know About Jesse Rushworth

November 30, 2017 | Building Envelope

For this month's Q&A, I sat down with Jesse Rushworth, a rising star within Vidaris' Existing Buildings team.

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20 Things You Didn't Know About Caroline Lama

October 23, 2017 | Building Envelope

For this month's Q&A, I learned a fair share of fun facts about Caroline Lama, and I am happy to share them with all of you!

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Recognizing the Great Opportunities Existing Buildings Present

October 05, 2017 | Building Envelope

Responding to Recent Disasters

20 Things You Didn't Know About Conor Clark

September 19, 2017 | Building Envelope

We are bringing you another Q&A session - this time with Conor Clark, a Senior Inspector within Vidaris' Existing Buildings team.

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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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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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