Posted by Bob on January 25, 2001 at 19:21:47:
In Reply to: I need a licensed P.E. or Architects professional opinion- I'll pay! posted by Mark on January 25, 2001 at 15:40:56:
: I need to get a professional and certifiable opinion of a modification done to my apartment in Brooklyn (mult. dwelling 6 or more units). The architect got a work permit for a type II construction, but the actual construction done was a sub-basement conversion into a livable dwelling, an addition which increased the vertical definition of the building plus changed the number of rooms and occupancy. If someone can refer me to a qualified P.E. I would appreciate it. Thank you.
You don't need one to report this to DoB. Note: no sub-basement can ever legally be used for humans to live in. You can research this yourself in the Building Code, part of the NYC Admin Code, at your library or purchase it at the NYC Store.
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