MVN Architect has extensive experience in assessing and providing a maintenance and repair plan for a building’s envelope. Our architectural expertise covers the entire spectrum of exterior repairs and assists in all phases of repair and restoration. MVN can provide a survey of a building’s envelope (facades, roofs, windows, balconies, etc.) detailing observed conditions in need of repair, provide a plan, recommend a timeline, and estimate construction costs to assist ownership with budget and project scheduling.
■ Roof Repairs & Replacement
■ Building Envelope Assessment
■ Curtain Wall Consulting
■ Facade Re-Skinning
■ Leakage Evaluation
As per the NYC DOB Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), formerly Local Law 11 of 1998, a periodic facade inspection on all buildings within the five boroughs of New York City greater than six stories in height (or any individual wall(s) greater than six stories in height on otherwise exempt buildings). A report detailing findings from this inspection must be submitted to the Department of Buildings categorizing the building as SAFE, SWARMP (safe with a repair and maintenance program), or UNSAFE. The report must also include a description of required repair work, along with a timeline for performing these repairs. Our offices QEWI (qualified exterior wall inspector) and our experienced staff can provide this service along with a subsequent plan for Façade Repair and Restoration.
FISP 2020 AMENDED RULESIn January 2020, the New York City Department of Buildings issued its rule change for the 9th Cycle of the Facade Inspection Safety Program. Major changes include:
■ Hands-on inspections are required every 60 feet along facades facing streets and public access ways.
■ Investigative probes are required along every 60-foot interval of cavity wall facade every other cycle (i.e. Cycle 9, Cycle 11), to check for the presence and condition of wall ties.
■ Owners must post and maintain a facades conditions certificate in the lobby to alert building occupants of the status of the exterior wall(s).
■ Critical Examination by our QEWI (Quality Exterior Wall Inspector)
■ FISP Classification (SAFE, SWARMP, UNSAFE) & Report
■ Proposed Plan for Repair and Maintenance ■ FISP Report Amendment
CYCLE 9 SUB-CYCLES
■ Block numbers ending in 4, 5, 6, or 9:Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 21, 2022
■ Block numbers ending in 1, 7, or 8: Feb 21, 2021 and Feb 21, 2023
■ Block numbers ending in 1, 2, or 3: Feb 21, 2022 and Feb 21, 2024
MVN takes a preservationist approach to historic restoration projects. Our extensive experience enables us to preserve the aesthetic quality and architectural integrity of historic landmark properties while incorporating modern material and repair methods to protect and prevent against deterioration .
Windows and door replacement can result in better thermal insulation, energy efficiency, and noise reduction, as well as an improved appearance to a building. MVN’s experience with window and door replacement projects including those at historic landmark properties allows us to assist with critical decisions such as window and door material/type and performance rating to ensure the best fit
MVN provides basic and additional services to fit client and project needs from the initial concept to final sign off for a variety of projects for new and retrofitted spaces for residential, commercial, retail, and institutional clients. Our project managers can handle the entire process of Design and Development, Construction Document, Competitive Bidding/Negotiation, and Construction Administration as well as recommend a timeline and a Projected Construction Cost to assist ownership in projecting budgets.
■ Field Condition/Site Survey and Documentation
■ Design and Development
■ Construction Document
■ Bid Solicitation / Negotiation
■ Construction & Contract Administration
■ Project Construction Cost
■ Feasibility Study
■ Plan Reviews
■ Project Management
■ Building Code and
Zoning Law Compliance
■ Physical Condition Survey
■ Physical Assessment Survey
■ Energy Efficiency
■ Plazas, Landscapes, & Paving
■ Residential /Commercial
Renovations & Additions
■ Interiors & Building Systems
■ Parking Lots & Garages
■ Marquees, Entrances, Lobbies,
■ Greenhouses & Roof Decks