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Starting November 9th, visit the Buildings' website and follow the links to register for the Department's new online inspection request and routing system.

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Industry-Specific Information Sessions in November

Industry-specific sessions are designed to address issues relevant to a particular industry.

Advance registration is mandatory and space is limited.

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The Department of Buildings offers excellent benefits, competitive salaries and training and certifications for career advancement. Join our team of construction professionals who work to make our city safe.

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Website Updates

Inspection Ready
ZRD1 Zoning Resolution Determination Form

Licensing Updates

LIC1 License Application
LIC1 License Application Instructions
Department Approved Course Provider List

Previous Month's

Blueprint for Fundamental Transformation
Technical Guides to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes
Industry Code of Conduct
Know Your Construction Professional Directory
Cooling Tower Registration
Professionally Certified SSP Submissions/Facade Alteration
After Hours Inspections


Service Updates

Inspection Ready
Industry Specific Info Sessions
Licensee and Owner Preparation

Debit Cards with Credit Card Logo
New Federal Requirement

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

2015-030: Clarifies the accessibility requirements for detectable warnings at pools.

2015-029: Clarifies the planning required for construction sites to prepare for high-wind events.

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

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Did You Know?

The Edge in The Netherlands is the greenest office building in the world!

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Bill de Blasio, Mayor

Rick D. Chandler, P.E., Commissioner

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