Southwest Partners with Sixmo Architects and Engineers to Tackle New Inspection Law
After two downtown facades collapsed to the sidewalks in 2015, Cleveland set to work on an official inspection law that would prevent these hazardous incidents from reoccurring.
With the facade-inspection requirement in effect on June 6, 2016, structures that are at least 5 stories or 75 feet tall, or 30 years in age, will be on a time limit for a professional, qualified examination of their building's exterior, or facade.
Inspection Law Requirements:
Buildings at least 30 years old will have two years to submit a completed report
Buildings at least 50 years old will have just one year to submit a report
Going forward, structures meeting criteria will need to be inspected every five years for safety and durability
To provide clients with a full suite of services that will fulfill the new requirements, we at Southwest Companies, Inc have joined forces with Sixmo, a top Cleveland architectural and engineering design firm.
"The purpose is to identify issues that could become hazards to the general public, which includes yourself and your building users," states Patrick Thorton, president at Sixmo.
Sixmo is stepping in as a non-union, LEED-certified authority on structural integrity, and will help us prevent the hazardous deterioration of our historic landmarks. By teaming up with Sixmo, we assure business owners comply with the law and make any necessary repairs as needed.
"[Sixmo] truly are experts, and this means a lot to our company because our main goal is sincerity," says Michael Tomasone, president at Southwest Companies, Inc. "We do what we say we're going to do, and we take great pride in our repairs and our work. I wouldn't suggest any repairs unless it was necessary, and I believe Sixmo is in line with all of that as well."
By conducting inspections and site visits side-by-side, combined experience and knowledge of our hometown guarantees repairs are taken care of quickly and efficiently.