Façade ordinance reference (July 2009)
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Northbrook, Ill., has redesigned www.facadeordinance.com, an informational Web site with general information about city façade ordinances throughout the United States. With newly enhanced graphics and updated content, the site is designed to accommodate the needs of engineers, architects, general contractors and building owners. The site provides a general overview of selected façade ordinances, including such information as year enacted, ordinance number and administrative authority contact information. The site also provides the types of buildings required to undergo façade inspections and ordinance specified inspection time frames. Individual Web pages on the site contain information pertaining to types of individual city inspection ordinances with links to various government Web sites, as well as other pertinent information.