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April 2015

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Program Launches To Accelerate Development!

Throughout May and just in time for summer, applicants can meet after hours with plan examiners to resolve objections and get their delayed projects to approval. Email for an appointment.

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Small Business Owners Get After Hours Assistance

On April 14th, the Department began offering weekly after hour services to small business owners. The program is a collaborative endeavor with Small Business Services and a product of Small Business First, a comprehensive plan to streamline the City's regulatory requirements for small business owners.

Hours for Small Business Owners Night:
Tuesdays 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Thanks Small Business First!

To kickoff Small Business Owners Night, Commissioner Chandler visited Red Pipe Organic Cafe, a new business which benefited from the services provided by Small Business First. Red Pipe Organic opened last October after receiving assistance with plan reviews and inspections from various agencies through the Small Business First program. The cafe saved approximately twenty-one days on opening!

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Commissioner Addresses Construction Industry

Construction Safety Week 2015 launched on Monday, April 27 with our annual Build Safe │ Live Safe Conference where Commissioner Chandler emphasized the Department's obligation to safe construction in the city.

Once again tickets for this daylong series of seminars were sold out! Department experts led dynamic presentations to over three hundred attendees about the significance of adhering to site safety regulations. Professional credit was available. We hope to see you next year!

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Inspector Job Fair

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
11 Park Place, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Please send your resume to to register for Job Fair.

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Service Updates

FISP Amnesty Program
Cycle 8 Early Filing for Non-Compliant Owners

Special Inspection Agency
Registration Renewals

Scaffold Safety
Site Safety Inspections for Fašade Alterations

Build It Back Program
Application + Permit Fees Waived

Reinstatement Fees
Expired Plans, Permits & Applications

Violations for Non-compliance

Flood Resistant Construction
RMB Regulations

FISP Cycle 8

Sidewalk Sheds
Notice of Removal

Suspended Scaffolds
Installations and Removals

Buildings Bulletins

2015-002: Supercedes TPPN 1/07 and clarifies the installation requirements of optional standby power.

2015-003: Supercedes BB 2010-006 and establishes acceptance criteria for pre-combustion, non-additive fuel oil catalyst reformers.

2015-004: Supercedes BB 2010-030 and establishes acceptance criteria for a hinged plastic no-hub.

2015-005: Supercedes BB 2011-002 and establishes acceptance criteria for the use of mechanical press joint fittings and piping in automatic sprinkler systems.

2015-006: Supercedes BB 2011-007 and establishes additional acceptance criteria for commercial dishwasher with integral gas-fired heating.

2015-007: Supercedes BB 2010-008 and establishes acceptance criteria for mechanical tee bolted outlets for hot and cold water supply and distribution.

2015-008: Supercedes 2008-007 to set forth procedures and requirements for filing, review, approval and documentation of proposed easement agreements and restrictive declarations.

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Website Updates


Department Approved Courses

How to Become a Course Provider

Plumber/Fire Suppression Certificate Renewal

Safety Registration Renewal

Class 1 Filing Representative Renewal

Class 2 Code and Zoning Representative Renewal

How to Become a NYC Registered Class 1 Filing Representative

How to Become a Class 2 Code and Zoning Representative

Filing Rep Class 1 Renewal Affidavit

ECB Violations

Certifying Correction ECB Violation

ECB Penalty Schedule

ECB Locations & Contact


Recognized Accrediting Bodies

DOB Helps Brooklyn DA

Brooklyn District Attorney, Ken Thompson, thanked several agencies including the Department of Buildings for their assistance in securing an indictment of alleged unscrupulous landlords.

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Did You Know?

You can visit the NYC Finance Calendar for important due dates, filing deadlines and events.

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Bill de Blasio Mayor

Rick D. Chandler, P.E., Commissioner

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