The Department’s 2016 Build Safe│Live Safe Conference is Wednesday, May 4th. In this daylong series of seminars, Department experts will discuss industry trends and highlight safe construction operations and up to 4.0 Professional credits available!
Professional credits include:
Modified Crane Regulations
Code Notes is a reference tool to assist industry members and property owners through the permit approval process. There are currently seventeen Code Notes on our website covering an array of both residential and commercial jobs. Each Code Note explains all the requirements and related reference materials for the construction project.
Directive 14 of 1975 Alterations (Updated)
OTCR - new content added
Outdoor Advertising Companies - List updated
Tenant Protection Plan - New page added
Plain Language Guide to Violations - Six languages added
Plain Language Guide to Certificate of Occupancy - Six languages added
Plain Language Guide to Work Permits - Six languages added
March Press Releases
Current Job Postings
from Off-Site Storage
Local Law 84/2009
Immediately Hazardous (Class 1) Civil Penalty Violations
NYC Energy Code Infractions
Limited Alteration Application (LAA)
Determination Review Requests
Tenant Protection Plans
New Crane Rule
Solar Photovoltaic Panel Projects
2016-004: Clarifies the definition of historic structure for flood zone purposes.
2016-003: Establishes acceptance criteria for grease duct enclosure assemblies.
2016-001: Establishes acceptance criteria for threaded high-strength steel reinforcing bars as alternative materials in the NYC Construction Codes.
Hearings + Rules
1 RCNY 3301-02 promotes public safety by requiring construction superintendents to supervise construction on a greater range of jobs. This rule proposes to repeal Chapter 48 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York.
Public Hearing 03.31.16
Special Inspectors and Special Inspection Agencies
1 RCNY 101-06 Amendment & 1 RCNY 101-07 Amendment clarify that special inspectors and special inspection agencies must cooperate with all Department of Buildings investigations, including audit investigations and update reference standards and cross references to align with the 2014 NYC Construction Codes.
Amendment Effective 03.02.16
Tax Abatements for Solar Electric Generating Systems
1 RCNY 105-02 will streamline the application process for tax abatements for solar electric generating systems, especially regarding electrical plans and electrical and construction sign-off.
Public Hearing 04.28.16 @ 10am - 280 Broadway, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Did You Know
In the first quarter of 2016, the Department has issued 409 initial new building permits and 781 initial major alteration permits, a 10.8% and 17.6% increase from 2015.
Bill de Blasio, Mayor
Rick D. Chandler, P.E., Commissioner
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