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Local Law 11 Repairs
Warren Weaver Hall
247-251 Mercer Street


NYU will be undertaking standard Local Law 11 repairs to the facade of Warren Weaver Hall.

 

Information for Neighbors

 

What is Local Law 11?

 

Local Law 11 is a New York City Department of Buildings statute that requires facades maintenance on buildings of six or more stories every five years. First, a certified architect or engineer determines whether potentially dangerous deterioration has occurred on a building's exterior faces. The contractor then files recommendations with the city. Finally, the building owner schedules the necessary facade work and is required to complete it in a timely manner.

Local Law 11 work generally involves replacing masonry elements such as terra cotta, limestone, cast stone, and bricks; applying new mortar, caulking, and sealant; and patching spalled masonry. Repairs are usually localized to specific spots which have been highlighted by an architect, rather than occurring over an entire building face. All of a building’s exterior walls are assessed for maintenance needs.

Project Timeline
 

  • The project will begin on or around August 1, and is scheduled to be completed by October 1, 2013.

Scope of Work

 

  • As in most Local Law 11 cases, work will be performed by contractors using a swing scaffold to lower themselves down the side of the building.
  • Sidewalk bridging to protect pedestrian traffic will be erected around the perimeter of the building. Sidewalk bridging will remain entirely on NYU grounds.
  • Facade repairs will require the occasional grinding and removal of mortar and masonry. This work is done with small hand tools and will create some noise. A minimal amount of dust will be generated in the area immediately surrounding the work.
  • If any asbestos containing material, or ACM, is detected in the mastic that lies behind the brick facade, contractors will implement safe abatement protocols to securely dispose of it. Contractors can only detect ACMs when they removed bricks; if they discover any, they will safely handle, remove, and bag the material, whereupon it will be transported to a protected ACM disposal unit.

Updates and Announcements

 

Construction Update, September 25, 2013: Project Update

Repairs have been completed.

Construction Update, June 5, 2013: Tentative Project Details Established

Details for the Local Law 11 project at Warren Weaver Hall have been established, including work hours, the project timeline, and the scope of work.

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Work hours

 

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • No weekend work is expected.
  • Neighbors will be given advanced notice of any changes to the work schedule.

Latest News


September 25 2013

Repairs have been completed.

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Stay Connected

 

During normal business hours, (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm), contact the NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs, the University's primary liaison to the community.

community.affairs@nyu.edu
212.998.2400

Outside of normal business hours, contact the NYU Office of Facilities & Construction Management, who is responsible for construction, operations, and maintenance services for NYU buildings.

fcm.helpdesk@nyu.edu
212.998.1001

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