Licensed architects and engineers must report hazardous defects on a building's exterior walls immediately by submitting a Notification of UNSAFE Facade, FISP-3, in DOB NOW: Safety.
The building owner should immediately begin to repair or stabilize the exterior walls.
The notification is not a violation or a ticket. An inspector will verify the hazardous conditions and determine if enough safeguards have been provided and if repairs are in progress. If no safeguards are in place, the inspector can issue a Department of Buildings violation.