New Bird Friendly Building
Design Requirements Coming in January
10, 2021, new buildings and alterations that replace all
exterior glazing of a building will have to comply with new bird
friendly design requirements based on Local Law 15 of 2020. Read the full Service Notice here.
refers to a building's glass panels and elements. According to
the law, it does not apply to:
Need more information
on the new construction requirements? Check out the following
Department of Buildings resources:
Please Note: Filings prior to January 10, 2021 that have not yet
reached job status D in BIS or are pending CPE/ACPE or
Prof Cert QA assignment status in DOB NOW will need to meet the
new bird friendly design and construction requirements.
Take a Few Minutes to Learn
More About Elevator Safety
Did you know that New York City has over 90,000 elevators
that complete more than 45 million trips per day?
Elevators are a huge part of living and working in the city
so elevator safety is a big factor in our everyday lives.
If you want to learn more about elevator safety, then
the first installment of our new series of DOB informational
videos. In this episode, you'll hear about elevator safety and what
you can do if your elevator ever gets stuck or is in need of
repair as well as other useful elevator safety tips.
You can also stay tuned to
upcoming Buildings informational video content by
subscribing to DOB's
DOB NOW: Build Major Expansion Coming Soon, Training Available
DOB NOW: Build is undergoing a major
upgrade and expansion. Ahead of the upcoming changes, the
Department of Buildings will be providing free, online
DOB NOW Training on the new features. If
you are a Design Professional, Filing Representative, General
Contractor, or other Licensee with a role in the below
applications, sign up today for the upcoming training on our DOB
NOW Training Page. For more information, see the full
New Work Types Coming to DOB
- General Construction
- Support of Excavation
- Protection & Mechanical Method
Other Upcoming Additions: Composite Permits, Site Safety
Plans, Tenant Protection Plans, Supersede & Withdrawal of
Applicant of Record or Contractor/Licensee, and other new
features including improved search function, exporting jobs, and
More details, including the release dates of coming DOB NOW
enhancements, will be provided in future Service Notices.
Department of Buildings on Instagram
You can now
follow DOB 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
Whatever platform you prefer, we've got you covered.
And while you're busy adding us on social media, please
don't forget to regularly check out the DOB website for
service updates and other news.
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City Stop the Spread: Get Tested
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To find a testing location near you:
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