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Boiler Equipment Filings Launch in DOB NOW: Build

Reminder: As of today, September 3, 2019, all new boiler, fuel burner, and fuel storage filings must be submitted in DOB NOW: Build under the new combined Boiler Equipment (BE) work type.

Service Notice

DOB NOW: Build Boiler Equipment Training Sessions

DOB NOW: Build Boiler Equipment Filings Resources


Site Safety Training Grants for Small Businesses

Reminder: The clock is ticking! There are 89 days before new Local Law 196 site safety training requirements go into effect on December 1, 2019. The NYC Department of Small Business Services is currently accepting applications for grants to cover the cost of site safety training for construction firms located in NYC with 1-15 employees.

Press Release

Site Safety Training


DOB Stops All NYC Work by United Crane and Rigging

DOB halted all crane work citywide by United Crane and Rigging ("United"), the firm that DOB has identified as responsible for a crane accident on July 30th at a NYCHA building at 749 FDR Drive. The agency's order will remain in effect until the firm replaces the personnel who supervised the crane work at this and 21 other locations, and puts in place an independent monitor who will make monthly safety-compliance reports to DOB regarding Unitedís work.

Press Release


Temporary Assistance for Accessory Signs

Local Law 28 of 2019 allows property owners who received permit violations for business storefront signs to request a waiver of penalties, and receive a 75% refund on sign permit filing fees.

Service Notice

Signs

Homeowners and Small Business Owners Night


Major Disciplinary Cases

  • $30,312 in total penalties issued to General Contactor A2Z Construction Group Inc., for seven site-safety violations on a construction site located at 2278 Bronx Park East, Bronx, including failing to have a superintendent or competent person on site, failing to provide required overhead protection, failing to have the construction plans on site, and three workers on site who did not have required OSHA training cards.

  • $25,000 in penalties issued to Tracking Number Holder Structural Preserv System, for failure to safeguard a construction site located at 259 West 30th Street, Manhattan, after materials that were improperly stored on the roof blew off and landed on a vehicle.

  • $38,125 in total penalties issued to General Contractor JRS Construction & Exp., for ten site-safety violations related to multiple failures to safeguard, including lack of required fencing and protection for electrical boxes, at five sites located at 437 Beach 28th Street, 435 Beach 28th Street, 431 Beach 28th Street, 429 Beach 28th Street, and 436 Beach 29th Street, all located in Queens.

  • $186,250 in total penalties issued to Fernandez Manuel, the owner of 93-20 50th Avenue, Queens, for occupancy of the building contrary to the Certificate of Occupancy, and work without a permit, for illegally converting a three-family home to an illegal six-family dwelling The owner was also cited for illegal occupancy of the garage.

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.

Additional Disciplinary Actions & Voluntary Surrenders

Industry Code of Conduct for Construction Professionals


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Service Updates

New Form: Project Advocate Request Form

PW1: Plan/Work Application Form Updated

OP49 Self-Certification of Removed, Disconnected, or Non-Existing Boilers to Launch in DOB NOW: Build

All Department Service Updates


2014 Construction Code Updates

Update Page # 75 reflects changes made by Local Law 191 of 2018 (effective 08/28/2019), amends the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York city building code, in relation to requiring carbon monoxide detectors in commercial spaces.

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 Laws

Local Law 122 of 2019 (Int. No. 0342-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code and the 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 119 of 2019 (Int. No. 1533-A) A Local Law 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.

Local Law 118 of 2019 (Int. No. 1280-A) A Local Law to Amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to the tenant protection plan and penalties for false statements relating to tenant occupancy on certain construction documents.

Local Law 117 of 2019 (Int. No. 1279-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to requiring the Department of Buildings and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to audit a certain percentage of certifications of correction.

Local Law 116 of 2019 (Int. No. 1278-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 heightened review of tenant protection plans and increased enforcement of building code standards.

Local Law 115 of 2019 (Int. No. 1277-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to preliminary inspections.

Local Law 114 of 2019 (Int. No. 1275-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the city of New York, in relation to denying permits for occupied buildings.

Local Law 111 of 2019 (Int. No. 1257-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to inspections of construction sites for which the Department of Buildings has issued a permit.

Local Law 110 of 2019 (Int. No. 1247-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to providing residents with copies of notices of violations.

Local Law 108 of 2019 (Int. No. 1241-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to expanding sanctions for submission of professionally-certified false or noncompliant building permit applications or plans.

Local Law 107 of 2019 (Int. No. 1171-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to identifying unlawful statements in submissions to the Department of Buildings.

Local Law 106 of 2019 (Int. No. 1107-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to submittal of construction documents, applicant and owner statements, and tenant protection plans.

Local Law 105 of 2019 (Int. No. 977-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to sanctions for submitting incorrect professionally certified applications for construction document approval.

Local Law 104 of 2019 (Int. No. 975-A) A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to denying building permits where a residential building has an excessive number of violations.


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DOB NOW: Build Boiler Equipment Filings Resources

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Local Law 87 Frequently Asked Questions


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Department Approved Courses and Requirements

Changes to: High Pressure Boiler Operating Engineers License

Certification Renewal: Site Safety Manager

Obtain a: Site Safety Manager Certification

Registration Renewal:
Filing Representative Class 1

Certification Renewal: Site Safety Coordinator

Licensing Fee Chart

DOB-approved Site Safety Training
Course Equivalent


Did You Know?

DOB holds Homeowners Night at each of our borough offices every Tuesday from 4-7 pm where property owners, tenants, small business owners, and property managers can meet one-on-one with DOB staff. No appointment necessary! See our website for details.

Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

 

www.nyc.gov/buildings

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