Scarano forced to drop self-certification
The NY Times reports today that Robert Scarano is no longer allowed to self-certify his own building plans. This isan obvious blow to the way Scarano does business going forward. Noticeably, this settlement is 'not an admission of guilt or liability by Mr. Scarano.'
Brooklyn: Architect Settles Charges
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Published: August 4, 2006
Robert M. Scarano Jr., an architect who has been active during Brooklyn’s
construction boom, agreed this week to settle charges brought by the Buildings
Department that he violated zoning rules or building codes in the design of more
than two dozen apartment buildings. The city said that many of his buildings
were larger than allowed by zoning, and it also charged that he failed to
guarantee safe conditions at a construction site where a worker was killed in
March. Mr. Scarano agreed to drop out of a program that allows architects to
approve their own plans without regular review from the Buildings Department.
His building designs will now have to be approved by city examiners. The
settlement specified that it was not an admission of guilt or liability by Mr.