New York City Council exploring use of drones in facade inspections

In a move that could revolutionise the way buildings are maintained in New York City, the city council has ordered the Department of Buildings(DOB) to study the safety and feasibility of permitting drones  to conduct façade inspections, reports

Under the Facade Inspection and Safety Program, commonly known as Local Law 11, owners of all buildings over six stories tall must conduct a facade inspection and make needed repairs every five years. For co-op and condo boards, this is a major on-going expense.

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