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May 04, 2021


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Happening This Week: DOB's Build Safe | Live Safe Digital Conference

DOB's second annual digital conference, Build Safe | Live Safe Digital 2021: Safety and Sustainability, is happening all this week and there's still time to register for the remaining sessions.

Taking place this week to coincide with National Construction Safety Week, and OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, the conference is free and open to the public, with many courses also eligible for AIA continuing education credits. Attendees will also have the ability to attend worker safety sessions offered in multiple languages.

Register today to hear from Department experts on important industry topics including construction safety, building maintenance, building sustainability, and NYC's regulatory landscape. Don't wait, the conference ends on Friday, May 7th.

Check out the remaining schedule of course offerings and sign up today at

New Buildings Bulletin: Special Inspections During Concrete Construction

The Department has issued a new Buildings Bulletin clarifying the role of Special Inspectors during concrete placement and the importance of paying special attention to the proper disposal of grout.

This clarification follows DOB investigations into severe cracking of reinforced concrete column elements at a New York City construction job site which was found to be caused by non-conforming concrete.

For more details on the requirements, please read Buildings Bulletin 2021-003. You can also read our Bulletin Highlight.

For further questions on the requirements, you may also contact us at

Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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