NYC Inspectors Using Mobile App in the Field

— October 06, 2012

New York City inspectors performing Local Law 11 building exterior inspections will now be using a mobile solution developed by Warshaw Group. The product will increase the efficiency of inspectors in the field and streamline the exchange of building condition data from the field to internal offices.

Local Law 11 came into effect in the city in 1998, with the most recent rendition being signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg on March 7, 2012. The law requires mandatory inspections of the exterior walls of buildings that stand six stories or higher, and involves extensive, detailed reports used for renovations after inspections are completed. Performed on a five-year cycle, the inspections demand extensive visual examinations and diligent monitoring of cases requiring repair.

“It’s important that city agencies have the ability to perform safety inspections in an efficient manner with data validation throughout,” says Michael Campbell, Warshaw Group director of business development. “This product allows engineers to gather and report data to city authorities quickly to help maintain a safe city environment.”

The app was built using Warshaw Group’s Mobile Validity mobile enterprise platform  and is configured to meet the needs of Local Law 11 Inspectors. In addition to mobile data capture, the product will make it easier for city authorities to submit analysis and needs reports, and generate needs assessments from the data collected in the field.

“We are proud to be able to partner with New York City agencies and major engineering firms to provide a mobile product to collect and report on the detailed data pertinent to the most recent iteration of Local Law 11,” says Vince Carrozzi, executive vice president of Warshaw Group.

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