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Facilities Management articles for the week of 12/22/2019 - 12/28/2019

Are You Required to Do Parking Garage Inspections?

In some jurisdictions, routine parking garage assessments may be more than just a good idea – they may be required.  New York State, for example, adopted a rule in late 2018 requiring garage condition assessments, performed by a qualified professional engineer, at least every three years.  While New York State stipulates what should be included in such an assessment, the basics are consistent with typical parking garage surveys, including an evaluation and description of: • Unsafe conditions. • Conditions that should be remedied immediately. • Deterioration and distress that could result in unsafe conditions. • Problems that are leading to deterioration and hazards. • Corrective options. • Recommended timeframe for remediation. • Risks of not addressing the deterioration and defects. • Recommended timing of the next parking garage assessment. Because the new regulation places the burden of instituting, administering, and enforcing the parking garage assessment program on cities, towns, counties, and other authorities having jurisdiction, rather than on the state, program filing procedures are still being established.

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