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May 1, 2023

What You May Be Missing About Façade Failures in Newer Buildings

By Jay Grenfell, LEED AP

During severe storms in March, six buildings in San Francisco’s financial district experienced glass failures, including dozens of cracked windows and several panes that fell into streets below, narrowly missing pedestrians and parked cars. Now, the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (DBI) has modified its façade ordinance to require owners of buildings with 15 stories or more and built after 1998 to engage a licensed engineer or architect to evaluate the entire building façade for safety and stability.

In this GlobeSt. article, Jay Grenfell and Gerald J Delaune discuss what’s causing façade failures in newer buildings and what new building owners need to know.

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