A Quick Look at NYC’s Notice Requirement for Adjoining Construction

In 2014 the first significant series of amendments to the 2008 code went into effect.  Chief among amendments was the addition of new section 3309.1.1 (effective 12/31/2014).  It provides as follows: Where a construction or demolition project will require access … Continue reading

Architects involved with excavation in NYC may face strict liability for damage to adjacent property

When the Court of Appeals decision in Yenem Corp. v. 281 Broadway came down in 2012 it signaled a potential avalanche of strict liability claims against persons that “cause an excavation to be made.”  The question remained: who causes an excavation to … Continue reading