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February 2015

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Reserve Your Seats!

Construction Safety Week 2015 launches on Monday, April 27 with our annual Build Safe Live Safe Conference!

Tickets are still available for this daylong series of seminars. Department experts will discuss industry trends and highlight safe construction operations. Professional credit will be available.

Façade Safety

Oversight Requirements

Façade projects requiring site safety plans – buildings 15 stories and higher – may now use a site safety manager, rigger, designated rigging foreman or qualified person to oversee site safety. See NYC Building Code §§3310, 3314.4 and 3316.9, and 1 RCNY 3310-01.


Façade Inspection Safety Program Cycle 8

The filing period for Façade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) Cycle 8 began February 21, 2015. Technical Reports filed under Cycle 8 must meet new submission requirements.

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Service Updates

Sidewalk Sheds

Notice of Removal
Sidewalk Shed Placement


Suspended Scaffolds

Installation Inspections
Installations and Removals

Supervision of Use
Supervision Installation + Removal
Pre-Shift Inspections



Notice Requirements
Special Inspections
Mechanical Equipment Permits
Required Documents
Exemptions to Required Documents



Rigging Supervision



Site Safety
Accidents + Incidents
Suspended Scaffolds



Energy Code Overview
Effective Date + Filings

Buildings Bulletins

2015-001: Sandwich panels for exterior wall construction

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Did You Know?

The Department of Buildings is serving on Mayor Bill de Blasio's Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force, which will protect New Yorkers from unlawful construction tactics that displace residents from rent-regulated apartments.

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Bill de Blasio Mayor

Rick D. Chandler, PE Commissioner

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