Buildings news update

October 27, 2020


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Follow the Department of Buildings on Instagram

DOB is finally on Instagram! Now you can follow us on Instagram and get updates on our latest initiatives, learn some department fun facts and history, and see amazing photos that demonstrate why New York's skyline is second to none.

In addition to our Instagram account, you can also keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Linkedin. Whatever platform you prefer, we've got you covered.

While you're busy adding us on social media, don't forget to regularly check out the DOB website for important service updates and other news.

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Build Safe | Live Safe Digital 2020 Presentations Now Online

If you weren't able to take advantage of our free build safe | live safe Digital 2020: Safety, Innovation & Sustainability Conference in real time or want to review what was covered, great news: Our conference presentations are now available online to watch on-demand!

Visit our site to view slideshows, stream the webinars, and learn the latest on important industry topics and developments in construction and worker safety and building sustainability. You can also watch the presentations of the winners of our Carbon Neutrality and Hack the Building Code Innovation Challenges. Our Worker Safety presentations will also soon be available in other languages. We will keep you informed on when those can be viewed. Please note: These courses are no longer eligible for AIA continuing education credits as they are no longer live.

Now's a Great Time to Get Tested

The COVID-19 diagnostic test is safe, free, and easy.

Every New Yorker should get tested now, whether or not you are experiencing symptoms or are at increased risk.

There are hundreds of convenient testing sites across New York City, as well as mobile testing units visiting different locations throughout the five boroughs.

To find a testing location near you:

Text "COVID test" to 855-48; Or


Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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