5 Things to Know About the Community Rating System (CRS) and Flood Insurance Premium Reductions

What is Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)? According to the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) is an area which is subject to flood events equal to or surpassing the 1% annual chance flood.  The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) floodplain management regulations are enforced in SFHA zones.   Owners… Read More

New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Begins Enforcement of COVID Phase 1 Reopening Requirements

DOB continues inspections at construction sites During the first 30 days after Phase 1 construction resumed on June 8, 2020, New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) inspectors focused on educating construction professionals on COVID safety protocols and did not issue any monetary penalties. Beginning July 8th, DOB inspectors will take enforcement action against construction… Read More