The owner of every building 80 feet or more in height above grade shall, at intervals designated in rules and regulations:
arrange for periodic critical examinations of the building; and
submit the critical examination report to the commissioner.
The initial critical examination report shall be submitted for all buildings constructed prior to January 1, 1950, by December 1, 2003, and on all buildings constructed on or after January 1, 1950, by December 1,2004. The initial critical examination report for buildings constructed after the effective date of this 2007 amendatory ordinance shall be submitted as designated in the rules and regulation.
Following the initial critical examination, the building shall be subsequently critically examined, and the critical examination report submitted, at the intervals designated in the rules and regulations. Any building which cannot be categorized according to the information contained in a previously submitted critical examination report shall be required to supplement the report with a certification by a professional as to which category the building belongs.
The owner shall perform the necessary repairs and remedial work set forth in the critical examination report. Nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing any owner to make any repairs or perform any remedial work without the proper permits.
(Added Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 15852, § 1)
Editor’s note – Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 15852, § 1, repealed former § 13-196-033, which pertained to reports required for maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures.