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September 2015

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Get Ready for Inspection Ready!

Licensees and owners may register for general information sessions throughout October.

Advance registration is mandatory and space is limited.




October 5, 2015

9:00am – 11:00am

280 Broadway, 3rd Fl.

October 9, 2015

9:00am – 11:00am

280 Broadway, 3rd Fl.

October 13, 2015

1:30pm – 3:30pm

280 Broadway, 3rd Fl.

October 15, 2015

1:30pm – 3:30pm

280 Broadway, 3rd Fl.

October 21, 2015

9:00am – 11:00am

280 Broadway, 3rd Fl.

October 27, 2015

9:00am – 11:00am

280 Broadway, 3rd Fl.

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After-Hours Inspections on all Bronx Jobs

We have expanded our after-hour inspections to include all permitted projects in the Bronx. Construction, Plumbing and Electrical inspections may be performed on weekdays from 4:30pm-7:00pm and on weekends from 8:00am-5:00pm.

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Professionally Certified Site Safety Plan (SSP) Submissions/ Fašade Alteration

Registered design professionals are reminded about the option to file SSPs for typical fašade alterations as a professionally certified Alteration 3.

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Frequently Asked Questions

DOB Revokes Registration of General Contractor Owing More Than $600,000 in Unpaid Violations

In a first of its kind disciplinary action, the Department revoked a general contractor’s registration and safety registration endorsements for a repeated failure to pay fines from construction violations.

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Cooling Tower Registration

Building owners may register their devices and upload documentation showing proof of compliance with the DOHMH's Commissioner's Order to inspect and remediate cooling systems.

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Website Updates

Inspection Ready

Licensing Updates

Department Approved Course Provider List
How to Change from a Class 1 Filing Representative to a Class 2 Code and Zoning Representative

Previous Month's

Blueprint for Fundamental Transformation
Technical Guides to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes
Industry Code of Conduct
Know Your Construction Professional Directory


Service Updates

Inspection Ready
General Information Sessions

Inspection Ready
Licensee and Owner Preparation

Hoisting Rigging
Training and Certification Requirements

Determination Review Requests
Electronic Submission Process

Q-Matic System Enhancements
Improved Customer Service Ticketing and Queue Management

Enlargement Applications
Calculations under the 2014 NYC Codes

UPK Projects
Inspection Request Process

Articulating Boom Crane
Permitting & Licensing Requirements

Elevator Permit Application + Category 3 & 5 Inspection Requests
Electronic Submission

Build it Back
Application & Permit Fees Waived

Alternative Safety Systems
Cocoon & Climbing Concrete Form Work CCD1 Not Required

After-Hours Inspection
Phase Two

Special Inspection Agency
Hazardous Reporting

Site Safety Plans
Electronic Submission

Hub Full-Service & Small Business Services
Online Review and Approvals for Smaller Alteration Projects

Site Safety Plan/ Facade Alteration
New Filing Option for Professionals

Buildings Bulletins

2015-028: Establishes special inspection requirements for certain prescribed materials.

2015-027: Establishes clarification on the use of adhesive anchoring systems.

2015-026: Establishes revised operational procedures as to when a Letter of No Objection (LNO) shall be issued for conforming Zoning Resolution Uses from the Department of Buildings for a license from the Department of Consumer Affairs.

2015-025: Clarifies the types of work involving an existing fire alarm system designed and approved under the 2008 building code or prior codes.

2015-024: Establishes acceptance criteria and test methods for solar collectors.

2015-023: Establishes standards for fuel-gas fired ceramic kilns used for hobby and non-commercial purposes.

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Rick D. Chandler, P.E., Commissioner

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