Preconstruction Surveys and Monitoring Requirements in NYC

If you are performing construction work in New York City there is a very good chance that you will have to perform a preconstruction survey and/or perform monitoring of neighboring properties.   The preconstruction survey and the monitoring often go hand-in-hand.  … Continue reading

Agreements for Adjacent Property Access

Performing construction in New York City can often involve working in tight quarters.  As a result, it is often necessary to enter your neighbor’s property in order to perform the work and, perhaps more importantly, to erect protection for their … Continue reading

NYC Now Requires Monitoring During Certain Adjacent Property Excavation

Effective December 31, 2014 certain construction projects in New York City will require monitoring of adjacent buildings impacted by construction.  Pursuant to newly added section 3309.4.4: During the course of excavation work the following shall be monitored in accordance with … 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