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April 24, 2021

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Register Today for DOB's Build Safe | Live Safe Digital Conference, May 3-7

Our weeklong virtual construction industry conference, Build Safe | Live Safe Digital 2021: Safety and Sustainability, is back!

Taking place from May 3rd to May 7th, 2021 to coincide with National Construction Safety Week, the conference is free and open to the public, with many courses also counting toward AIA continuing education credits. There will also be worker safety sessions offered in multiple languages.

Register today to hear from Department experts on important topics including construction safety, building maintenance, building sustainability, and NYC's regulatory landscape, including a session devoted to explaining the changes outlined in safety legislation recently introduced in City Council.

Check out our conference course offerings and sign up today at bit.ly/BuildsafeLivesafe.

Benchmarking Compliance Deadline Extended to June 1, 2021


The 2021 Benchmarking compliance deadline for the 2020 calendar year data reporting has been extended.

Property owners who were required to submit their CY2020 benchmarking information by May 1, 2021, now have until June 1, 2021 to submit a fully compliant report. See the full Service Notice for more information.

Need Additional Guidance?
Owners of covered buildings are encouraged to visit the Departmentís Benchmarking page at www.nyc.gov/benchmarking.

Help with benchmarking tasks is available via the NYC Sustainability Help Center, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm by emailing Help@NYCsustainability.org or by calling (212) 566-5584.

Development Hub Review of Large NB and Alt-CO Jobs and DOB NOW Training for BIS Schedule of Occupancy


Jobs Assigned to and Reviewed by the Development Hub:

As of March 1, 2021, following the latest expansion of DOB NOW: Build, large New Building (NB) and Alteration-CO (Alt-CO) jobs are being assigned to the Development Hub for review. Please read our Service Notice. Jobs assigned to the Development Hub include:

  • NB applications for projects 7-stories or greater, 100,000 sq. ft. or greater, or High-Rise pursuant to BC 403.

  • Alt-CO applications with enlargement or significant partial demolition scope for buildings with 7-stories or greater, 100,000 sq. ft. or greater, or High-Rise pursuant to BC 403.

DOB is offering pre-development consultations to help clarify complex project scopes and overall development strategies for projects that meet certain criteria. Applicants seeking a consultation should submit a Pre-Development Consultation Request before submitting the initial filing in DOB NOW.

Additional Training for BIS Schedule of Occupancy in DOB NOW: Build

DOB is continuing to offer free online training sessions in April and May to provide guidance on how to enter Schedules of Occupancy for BIS jobs in DOB NOW: Build. Please see our Service Notice.

Design Professionals, Filing Representatives and Owners who have a role in submitting the new Building Schedule of Occupancy can register for training on the DOB NOW Training Page at www.nyc.gov/dobnowtraining.

For questions or additional DOB NOW help, please submit an inquiry using the DOB NOW Help Form at www.nyc.gov/dobnowhelp.

Walk-up Vaccinations for All


To help stop the spread of COVID-19, New Yorkers now have access to walk-up appointments at dozens of City sites.

No appointment necessary!

For locations of walk-up appointments, please visit http://on.nyc.gov/WalkUpSites.

The list of sites is updated regularly as more locations offering walk-up vaccinations are added.

Visit nyc.gov/vcc or call 877-829-4692 for more information on eligibility.

Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

www.nyc.gov/buildings

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