2016 Build Safe│Live Safe Conference
At the Department's sixth annual Build Safe│Live Safe Conference, Commissioner Chandler addressed over three hundred construction professionals and government regulators at the daylong series of safety seminars led by Department experts.
Representatives from various units were on hand to provide information on recently implemented reforms and initiatives to reduce accidents on job sites. The presentations will be posted to our website.
Safety Week Site Visits
During Construction Safety Week, (May 2-8), Buildings staff visited construction sites to promote safety. The team distributed thousands of educational flyers at hundreds of construction sites across the City. The informational blitz is part of our annual, multi-lingual Experience is Not Enough campaign.
"Our highest priority is to promote safe worksites and protect the public, a responsibility we take very seriously," said Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler. "No building is worth a life, and that is a belief that that every person in the development industry should keep in mind whenever they step onto a construction site."
Hosted by the American Institute of Architects New York and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, FitCity is an annual conference that convenes stakeholders across diverse disciplines - encompassing architecture, public health, urban planning, academia, and community development - to champion the role of design in creating healthy neighborhoods.
May Press Releases
We are hiring Construction, Plumbing, Electrical, Boiler, Elevator, Hoist & Rigging inspectors.
Friday, June 17, 2016
To register, send resume to email@example.com.
Current Job Postings
Superintendent Rule Revision
Wall, Deck and Porch Program
LL 87/09 Energy
Audits & Retro-commissioning
Shed and Scaffold
Insurance Form (PGL1)
Enforcement Unit (AEU)
PER11 Pilot Program
2016-012: Clarifies how floor surface area is calculated with respect to section AC 28-101.4.5.
Civil and Criminal Penalties
Local Law 54 of 2016, Int. No. 448-A (effective 08.08.16), amends the administrative code of the City of New York for building code violations resulting from work done in response to a natural or man-made disaster.
Permit Filing Fees
Local Law 56 of 2016, Int. No. 831-A (effective 06.09.16), amends the administrative code of the City of New York for new buildings and alterations.
Local Law 59 of 2016, Int. No. 1037-A (effective 08.08.16), amends the administrative code of the City of New York for violations received after a disaster.
2014 Construction Code Updates
Update Page # 12 reflects changes made by Local Law 10 of 2016 (effective 05.08.16), requiring the Department of Buildings to notify council members and community boards of applications filed with and rejected.
Update Pages are printable inserts to keep your hard copy Construction Codes up to date.
Did You Know
Tidal wetlands are the areas where the land meets the sea. These areas are periodically flooded by seawater during high or spring tides or, are affected by the cyclic changes in water levels caused by the tidal cycle. Tidal wetlands are classified by the amount of water covering the area at high and low tides and the type of vegetation.
Bill de Blasio, Mayor
Rick D. Chandler, P.E., Commissioner
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