Coming Soon: New Launches in DOB NOW: Build
Mark your calendars! Effective September 3, 2019 boiler equipment filings must be submitted through DOB NOW: Build. Additionally, the last day for filing paper Limited Alteration Applications (LAA) in BIS is September 15, 2019.
New DOB-Approved Safety-Training Course Provider Map
Reminder: There are 122 days left before 30-hour safety training requirements for workers and 62-hour safety training requirements for supervisors on major construction sites go into effect on December 1, 2019. DOB recently release a searchable map of all DOB-approved course providers and worker information centers citywide.
Upcoming Information Sessions for Local Law 87/09
The Department will host Local Law 87/09 information sessions for both building owners and consultants to learn about the upcoming changes to the rules regarding Energy Efficiency Reports. The information sessions will be held at DOB's Central Office at 280 Broadway, Manhattan. See the link below for dates and details.
Major Disciplinary Cases
DOB publishes monthly bulletins detailing the agency's efforts to sanction and deter bad actors in the construction industry. You can find this information posted on the Enforcement Action Bulletin page of our website.
2014 Construction Code Updates
Update Page # 73 reflects changes made by Local Law 195 of 2018 to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, the New York City Building Code, the New York City Mechanical Code and the New York City Fire Code, in relation to approval processes for alternative automatic fire extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, emergency alarm systems, fire department in-building auxiliary radio communication systems and fire protection plans.
Update Page #74 reflects changes made by Local Law 119 of 2019 to amend the New York City Building Code, in relation to the definition of site safety training full compliance date and site safety training second compliance date.
Update pages are printable inserts to keep your hard copy Construction Codes up to date.
All update pages for the 2014 NYC Construction Codes.
Local Law 122 of 2019 (Int. No. 0342-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code and the New York City Building Code of the City of New York, in relation to requirements for portable ramps in prior code buildings where such portable ramps are permissible and signage relating thereto.
Local Law 98 of 2019 (Int. No. 1317-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and the New York City Building Code, in relation to large wind turbines.
Local Law 97 of 2019 (Int. No. 1253-C) A Local Law to amend the New York City Charter and the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to the commitment to achieve certain reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Local Law 95 of 2019 (Int. No. 1251-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to a building energy efficiency grade.
Local Law 94 of 2019 (Int. No. 1032-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York and the New York City Building Code, in relation to requiring that the roofs of certain buildings be covered in green roofs or solar photovoltaic electricity generating systems.
Local Law 93 of 2019 (Int. No. 1031-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to posting information regarding green roofs on the website of the Department of Buildings.
Local Law 92 of 2019 (Int. No. 276-A) A Local Law to amend the New York City Building Code, in relation to requiring that the roofs of certain buildings be partially covered in green roof or solar photovoltaic electricity generating systems.
Hearings + Rules
1 RCNY 103-07 Amendment of Rules Regarding Energy Audits and
1 RCNY 908-01 Amendment of Rules Relating to Carbon Monoxide
1 RCNY 3301-03 Construction Worker Safety Information Signs
1 RCNY 102-01 Amendment of Buildings Penalty Schedule
2019-004: This document serves as educational material to inform individuals of a building owner's obligation to make single-occupant toilet rooms available for persons of all sexes. Supersedes Buildings Bulletin 2019-003.
2019-005 This document clarifies peer review requirements for crane or derrick notice applications.
Did You Know?
It's hot out there! OSHA provides heat-safety guidelines for workers, reminding everyone who is working outside to get plenty of water, rest, and shade. Check out their website for more information and safety tips
Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner