Thank you to IMBY for calling attention to this video of Timothy Lynch, Forensic Engineer testifying at the NYC DOB's Build Safe New York Conference.
"In the last three years, there have been 13,000 new building permits in the city. Every new building has an excavation component, and for every new building, there are approximately three adjacent buildings impacted by the construction. Most of these buildings are on the lot line. That potentially equates to 40,000 neighbors being impacted by the new building. In response to the rise in excavation related incidents and collateral damage to the neighbor's buildings, the Department recognized the need to focus on excavation." -Timothy Lynch, DoB Special Enforcement Forensic Engineer
Wait 'til you hear him talk about what he found at the construction sites and in self-certified plans!